Down With The King: 25 Martin Luther King Jr. Rap References

25. 50 Cent "Smile (I'm Leavin')" (2007)



Album: Curtis
Producer: No I.D.
Label: Shady/Aftermath
Lyric: “I'm like Martin Luther King: people listen to me a lot/It's non-violent, non-violent 'til I'm hit with a rock/Then it's Coretta, fuck this; go and get me my Glock.”

Yes, people listen to 50 Cent a lot—and they listened to him a lot more in 2003, when he dropped Get Rich Or Die Tryin' and moved 11 million units. But 50 definitely wasn't listening to MLK when he promised his detractors swift revenge—via gunshots—and name-dropped Coretta Scott King in the process. (Did Coretta really pack a Glock?)

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