The 40 Defining Moments of Nas' Career

Battling With Conservative Critics

Date: July 2008

In 2008, shortly after the election of President Barack Obama, Nas felt the need to call out news outlsets that he felt were presenting racist views of America's first black president and first lady. He got 620,000 people to sign a petition against this one particular news network and attempted to deliver them directly to the network's headquarters in New York City. After being turned away at the door, he took his cause to The Colbert Report, where he showed off the petitions, and performed a song called "Sly Fox" for the crowd.

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