When Rhymefest Met Cameron
MTV News dude Sway caught up with the rapper after his 'cup of tea' at the House Of Commons...
US rapper Rhymefest has labelled Conservative leader David Cameron a "genuine dude" after meeting with him at the House Of Commons earlier today (October 19).
The rapper asked to meet the politician after Cameron criticised rap music on Radio 1 earlier this year, claiming it encouraged "people to carry guns and knives" and suggesting it be banned from the airwaves.
Speaking to MTV UK News's Sway, Rhymefest said he decided to challenge Cameron because, "The things that happen on the other side of the world can affect you in your hood.
He added, "You have someone telling Radio One, 'dont play that.' Why shouldnt we address that? That is my music, G. I have a duty to stand up and address injustice wherever it is, in the halls of the House of Commons, in the cities, in the ghettos."
According to 'Fest the meeting went well with both sides saying rap shouldn't be banned but agreeing that rap artists have a responsibility to portray the positive side of their music.
And turns out the rap star even spat out a few rhymes for the leader of the opposition.
"This dude is kind of articulate, and genuine (and) I rapped for him. And, in my terms, he was like, that was hot," said Rhymefest. "He told me that 'Stan' by Eminem was one of his favourite joints.
"Were supposed to go to a club tonight," he continued.
"He told me he'd come along, have some drinks and see what we come up with. Sometimes the best ideas come over drinks; like, You know what would be hot, Cam..?!'