The other day I posted a clip from the The O’reilly Factor in which Bill O. and guest Dennis Miller had a few choice words for both Jay-Z and Young Jeezy in reaction to a performance the two made in Washington D.C. during the inaugural celebrations.
And the end of the segment O’reilly invited Jeezy to be a guest and now the snowman appears to have taken him up on his offer.
Here’s what he told XXL:
At the end of the day, you’re dealing with cats who think that we as young black men don’t know what it is we do. We entrepreneurs, we came from nothing. If you gotta mispronounce my name to try to be funny and you got a Harvard or whatever education you got, then you’re really showing how ignorant you are.
You ain’t know bout the [Oscar] Grant kid that got killed in Oakland, you ain’t speaking on that. You ain’t talking about these ladies out here killing these babies, you worried about what I said
Now, I despise Bill O as much as the next Hip Hop head, but there is one undeniable fact: he is good at the brand of journalism he practices. His show has been on the air for a decade for a reason.
To his credit, he isn’t just rude to his Hip Hop guests, he spreads it around to all his guests. Even the ones from his own network. He’s controlling, demeaning, and most times just and all out asshole.
It’s tough to beat him at his own game. Expect him to attempt to rile Jeezy up from the very beginning. Now is the time for whoever is on his PR payroll to earn their checks. I took it upon myself to cook up a few tips for Jeezy to be as successful as possible.
1. Stick to your talking points
Every politician has them and they are practically what made President Obama’s Presidential campaign so successful. Construct a message and try your damnedest to stick to it.
2. Challenge Bill
This is definitely easier said than done, but it is possible. Jeezy will have the unique advantage of speaking from a perspective that Bill doesn’t fully understand. Remind him of that fact at every opportunity. Fox News has a target audience that they play to and Jeezy does as well.
3. Question His Journalistic Ethics
If there’s one common theme among Bill’s detractors it’s his lack of ethics and use of spin. If he cuts you off, be silent. Let it show that he’s not giving you an opportunity to express your views. He’s also on record as calling you out of your name. Be sure to bring that up as unethical as well.
4. Stay Calm
This is definitely a fight, but not the type you may be used to. Rap may have prepped you for verbal sparring, but being able to communicate with civility is the name of this game. Whatever comes out of Bill’s mouth, no matter indirectly disrespectful , should already be expected. Sure you know people who could wipe him off the map yesterday, but that isn’t the name if this game. Keep a cool head and you’ve already won half the battle.
Don’t be afraid to contact whatever contacts you may have in the media or in politics who may have dirt on Bill. Use it as a trump card whenever he attacks your image too hard. He already been through a well-documented sexual harassment case so don’t let dude play the “holier than thou” role.