While making his rounds to celebrate the release of his sophomore album “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time,” rapper 2 Chainz made a guest appearance on MSNBC’s “Now With Alex Wagner.”
Specifically, 2 Chainz dropped in to discuss his cookbook, new album and New York’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy.
The lead single from “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time” is the single “Feds Watching.” So host Alex Wagner took the opportunity to ask Chainz for his opinion on surveillance issues in the minority community.
“’Feds Watching’ is a reality record. It’s no secret that our country has been — somebody is monitoring us every step of the way, every cell phone, so many satellite towers. For me, being a rap artist, having my schedule online, it’s really not hard. Being a part of social media, Twitter, Instagram, whatever it is, it’s not really hard. Our privacy is basically eliminated at the end of the day. So I feel like, you know, it’s another step with the government, for a lot of rappers and entertainment, period, we walk on egg shells not to make any mistakes because almost everything we do is under a scope.”
Ultimately, he added, “I just try to entertain without boring” the audience, and he prefers to educate listeners in more subtle ways. “They might dance and party to some of my music but it still may have an underlying meaning or substance involved,” he said.