News: Hurricane Chris Catches Heat For "Halle Berry" Legislature Set, "The Words Were Derogatory" [Video]
Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 12:00PM
Southern rapper Hurricane Chris has caught heat from a political figure after performing his "Halle Berry" ode in front of the Louisiana Legislature earlier this week.
New Orleans representative Austin Badon said the rapper's words were not only offensive but derogatory.
"The words they were using in the song were just extremely derogatory, they were foul," he said in an interview. "They were curse words, using the 'N' word. It was just a derogatory song. I have no idea [what the lyrics mean]. I have not spoken with [Shreveport representative Barbara Norton] about it. I think that she probably knew what the content was." (WWL News)
The rapper was invited by his godmother, Norton, to be paid homage for his musical accomplishments.
Representative Barbara Norton presented House Resolution No. 134 that commended Hurricane Chris of Shreveport, LA for his outstanding musical accomplishments. As if the presentation of the "award" wasn't enough; during the presentation, the State Legislature gave Hurricane Chris an opportunity to address the group. At this point in time, Hurricane thanks the audience made up of elite LA government officials, and plays a clip of his new song "Halle Berry (She's Fine)." (Examiner)
Prior to performing for the legislature, Chris explained his reasons behind making the song.
"I thought about one of the most beautiful women in the world today," he told the officials. "And I said Halle Berry, you know a lot of women look at her and say 'I wanna be beautiful like Halle Berry,' but you know, we got a lot of different types of women. Different colors, shapes and sizes. I just wanted to let 'em know that it didn't matter what you look like, if you feel like you Halle Berry and got your comfort high, that's what it is." (Prefix Mag)
Chris recently spoke with SOHH about his single and the power behind its remix.
"We got the 'Halle Berry' and we rockin' like cut off stockings, man," he said. "This new single right here is gon' to lead you all the way into the album. It's gon' heat the album up. I got the remix I'm bout to come with. We gon' shot the video to the remix of the 'Halle Berry'. I got Beenie Man on there. I got [Yung] Joc, [Lil] Boosie. That come on in the club it put you in the right mind frame. That's a winner right there. That's the first single I dropped two years ago times two." (SOHH)
Check out Hurricane Chris' performance below: