All right, so it's been a while since we've had a really good rap feud, but I don't think anyone expected that it was gonna be these two guys who stepped up to the plate. After FOX News called out First Lady Michelle Obama for inviting "vile" rapper Common to a White house poetry night (which ended up going splendidly, thanks for asking!) Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked the channel on his show, going so far as to perform a rap dissing them for their hypocrisy. Well FOX pundit Bill O'Reilly has refused to take the shots lying down, and put the ball back in Stewart's court last night by challenging him to a debate on whether or not it was unconscionable for Common to be brought on such hallowed US political ground.
"I'm not objecting to Common's poetry," explained O'Reilly. "Just his pro-cop-killer stance in two separate cases." O'Reilly is no doubt namely referring to "A Song for Assata," the tribute Common recorded in the late-90s to Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur, who was involved in a shootout that resulted in the death of a New Jersey police officer in 1973. ("And Common thinks she's swell? C'mon!") O'Reilly concludes that Stewart "made a big mistake trying to run down FOX News to defend Common," and that he "look[s] forward to Mr. Stewart coming on the program The Factor to discuss it."
Us too, especially if it involves O'Reilly's freestyle response to Stewart's initial verses. Bet he's practicing in the mirror with "Shook Ones, Pt. 2" playing in the background right now.