"I really only respect the Arab culture. I ain't really trying to pay no attention to, ya know, these little people in political positions and executive positions that ain't Arab culture oriented people because a lot of the times, what are you really showing all of this concern for?"
- Busta Rhymes
About this Quote
This quote was made by Busta Rhymes in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2013. In the interview, he reviewed his adoration for Arab society, noting its rich history as well as linguistic variety. When inquired about his thoughts on political and executive numbers, he expressed a lack of respect for those who do not prioritize or value Arab culture, referring to them as "little people." He likewise highlighted his belief that sometimes politicians are not truly concerned about the issues they claim to promote for. The comment sparked controversy and dispute, with several criticizing the rap artist for promoting social exclusivity and ignorance in the direction of other cultures.
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