"‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other," according to Alicia Keys in the latest issue of Blender, and the feud between Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was cooked up "by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing."
In addition to her theories, the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter said she wants to write more political songs and that she wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing ’em dead."
Blender noted that last year the New York Police Department released documents that disclosed she was put under surveillance prior to the 2004 Republican Convention, because, according to a statement, they’d targeted "those openly talking of anarchist actions."
Keys had spoken out publicly against President George W. Bush and donated $500 to the Democratic National Committee.