King: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" (May 1, 1992)
What happened? On the third day of the L.A. riots, Rodney King stands before cameras at a press conference and utters his most famous phrase, "Can we all get along?" However, in a famous instance of misquoting, his line is remembered as, "Can't get all just get along." In the emotional press conference, King urged rioters to take a more peaceful approach. That night, President Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office and outlines the federal response to the L.A. riots, placing The National Guard soldiers under federal control. Song: Willie D “Rodney K” (1992)
Lyrics: THE ENTIRE SONG Complex says: You knew Rodney King couldn’t catch a break when Willie D was calling him a sellout for simply making a call for peace.