If you peeped the interview I posted with Twista earlier in the week, you know that Twist had some choice words for the currently embattled and controversial, Father Pfleger (or as Twista called him “Father Fuckery”) regarding his slander campaign against the Mobsta last summer.
If you aren’t familiar with the situation, let me offer a brief summation: Last July, Twista was hired by McDonald’s for their nationwide “Live Trek” tour, where Twista would perform at select McyD’s locations across the country – it was to be a cross promotion between the two brands.
Twista was later dropped, by McDonald’s, from the 10-city tour – citing “controversial lyrics and content”. The man behind Twista’s L? You guessed it, Father Pfleger. Pfleger launched an all out assault on “negative rappers” such as Twista, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent and was the catalyst for Twista’s removal from this campaign.
Pfleger had this to say to the Tribune last July:
“They have to make wise decisions about the image they’re going to use to reach young people and they have to be corporately responsible. If they’re going to use entertainers who promote violence and demean women, that’s irresponsible behavior,” he said. “I hope other industries and corporations will take note and do the same.”
However, almost a year later, the tables have turned (a bit), and Twista, licking his chops, released this statement:
“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Just last summer Father Pfleger said my words was trash to the community and I didn’t deserve to be on the McDonalds tour. It’s crazy how the tables turned in just under a year. Father Pfleger’s own words and opinions of Mrs. Clinton came In the worst way and now he expects for the world and his church to give him a full acceptance. Do you think its right that he apologizes and gets away with his words? Did he really lose anything? I lost a multi million dollar contract, he embarrassed and disgraced my name in public by his billboards calling my music trash. He even went as far as getting Bill O’Reily to get on TV to diss me as well, and not once did he ever call me or even ask me my opinion of my views and music.
All it took was the young generation to expose him of his true colors, big shout out to Youtube.com, for putting him on blast. Mr. Pfleger is in a much stronger position than I am. I represent the streets and hip-hop while he is a representative of God and I feel like he should have been a little more careful of his words too. I don’t look for any apologies from him, McDonalds, or even little Bill O’Reily. I keep it street and 100 by saying ‘LOOK WHO’S CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK’. “
Twist’s statement spotted via HipHopRuckus