Hip Hop in the Classroom Controversies

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  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Do or Die, Twista
  • Jeezy, Young Jeezy
  • T.I.
  • Macklemore
  • Lil B
  • Nelly
  • Gucci Mane
  • Lil Wayne
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Ace Hood


Plenty have championed Macklemore's outspoken stance on gay rights — but not everyone. In September of last year, a teacher in North Carolina was suspended after showing the video for "Same Love" to students. The superintendent explained the punishment to a local paper: “At West Alexander Middle School, there was an inappropriate video shown in class, outside the bounds of the curriculum that called for disciplinary action last week.”

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