“I was one of the defenders of rap music”: Congresswoman Is A Fan Of 2Pac

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Maxine Waters has always defended rap music.

Long-serving California representative Maxine Waters told The Breakfast Club that Tupac was her favorite rapper of all time. In an interview on August 7th, the veteran legislator said that Tupac’s song “Dear Mama” proved to her that the late rapper was someone worth paying attention to.

“That really struck me as somebody who not only was brilliant and smart and all of that, but had a real sensibility and a heart and an understanding that a lot of people don’t have,” she told the hosts. “Tupac for me was very special and he was smart and I just… I loved him.”

Maxine Waters

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Read on to learn about Waters' long defense of rap music