Sharpton Plans To Fight Lyric Content As A Shareholder
April 23, 2007 at 5:47 AM (PT)
The Rev. AL SHARPTON is taking his battle against offensive language in rap music to boardrooms in NEW YORK. SHARPTON said he plans to buy stock in TIME WARNER and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, which own rap labels like DEF JAM and ROC-A-FELLA, through his NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK, the NEW YORK POST reported SUNDAY (4/22).
He will then attend shareholder meetings to complain straight to the source about sexist lyrics. "Some of these stockholders have no idea that they own stock in a parent company that owns companies calling them [expletive deleted] and hos," he said.
SHARPTON also is heading up a decency march next month that will target SONY, TIME WARNER and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.