Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 at 4:16 pm
Common is the latest rapper to suffer from foot-in-the-mouth disease. The Chicago MC who once condemned the men’s lacrosse team at
“I want to say first of all that I apologize for accusing people wrong that didn’t do it,” Comm said to The Raleigh News. “I just felt like, ‘That’s my sister,’ so I felt emotional about it, and I guess I did what a lot of people do to other people, to convict them or consider them guilty before we even know the truth,” he added.
Wait, why on earth is Common issuing a public apology when everyone else who pulled the race card during that rape scandal has now hunkered-down in shame? Well, Comm will possibly face the same students he wrongly condemned when he performs at a Duke festival, The Last Day of Classes. Fortunately for him, some students have already accepted the apology.
“There were definitely irresponsible comments, but the fact that he apologized makes it seem like he will try and put on a good show and actually cares about what Duke students think," a freshman, Jordan Rice, told the Duke Chronicle.
While some are in the process of forgiving Common, others get it.
“He just kind of jumped on the bandwagon in condemning these guys,” said sophomore Jon Martin. “It’s always appropriate to apologize, but I think it’s pretty obvious this was a PR move.”
That’s right, Martin; to err is human, and to apologize is a PR move.