wsbtv – Parents and Atlanta Public Schools alumni are upset over one city school’s decision to bring in a controversial rapper to speak at career day this week. Channel 2′s Amy Napier Viteri spoke to Crawford Long Middle School parents who believe rapper Gucci Mane shouldn’t have been talking to kids. Leisle Moody, an APS graduate, said she was stunned to hear Gucci Mane was talking to kids, given his graphic lyrics and arrest record. “How do you justify bringing someone who is not even at the top of his game in the rap industry, who has a rap sheet because he’s been in so much legal trouble?” she told Viteri. Davis was arrested in 2008, has been in jail in Fulton County and most recently, in DeKalb County. Channel 2 Action News crews were in court with Davis in 2011 after police said he pushed a woman out of a moving car. “I don’t think he was such a good role model. They could have selected another individual,” parent Kevin Hall said. Some parents didn’t know about the visit. It sparked controversy on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, with many questioning who deemed the rapper an appropriate speaker.
Questioning whether Gucci Mane is an “appropriate speaker”? Why, just because hes got a giant ice cream cone face tattoo with lighting bolts on it and a few dozen arrests under his belt? Just because he takes bottles of Hennessy to the face and smokes weed that will render you unable to communicate? That’s prejudice. This is the man who brought us classics like “Trap House” and “Trap-A-Thon” and “Back to the Trap House”. What’s a little probation violation for aggravated assault when America’s greatest resource is at stake? Let Gucci speak to the chil’run.
Cue the music! BRRR!