Stop the speculation, stop the speculation.
If the Bush Administration has established a bill that prohibits blacks from voting 23 years from now, we will never know because a) Republicans do everything under the table and b) We will NEVER see the documentation. EVER. So how Nas has come to this, I have no idea. And I'm not saying that Nas' claims are completely false, because only God knows what America's corrupt government does behind closed doors. Maybe someone tipped him off?
But what I think Nas is referring to is the Voting Rights Act:
"President [Lyndon] Johnson signed the resulting legislation into law on August 6, 1965. Section 2 of the Act, which closely followed the language of the 15th amendment, applied a nationwide prohibition against the denial or abridgment of the right to vote on the literacy tests on a nationwide basis (aka black people). Among its other provisions, the Act contained special enforcement provisions targeted at those areas of the country where Congress believed the potential for discrimination to be the greatest (aka the South).
"Congress renewed in 1982 the special provisions of the Act, triggered by coverage under Section 4 for twenty-five years."
And the Devil renewed the Act in 2006. It expires again in 2031-- 23 years from now. My only question is why they're keeping a "25-year" extension on the Act instead of a PERMANENT one.
Other than that, Nas--- please don't cause alarm like this. Unless he knows something we don't? He's foreseen the rise of what he calls "this thing" -- the Republican Party-- who overthrows all "democracy" in America, which explains why they won't renew the Act when it expires in 23 years. That's my only guess... unless he oversaturated his brain with too many history books and got the story f*cked up. I think so.
Come on, Nas.
But peep the video below. The way Kelis mentioned John Lennon's song in the clip above, it's as if she was suggesting that he was trying to be another Bill O'Reilly or Don Imus. And while I understand Lennon's logic behind the whole thing, 1972 was just WAYYYYY to friggin early for a song like this. Way too early. In '72, most racists didn't even know that "n*gger's" real meaning is "ignorant." And if the word "n*gger" will cause a black man to catch a case in '08, then I'm for damn sure that Lennon was wrong when he claimed in this video that this word's (vulgar) meaning had changed. Fresh out of the '60s? I doubt it. Highly doubt it.
Kelis damn. Did you even hear the song for yourself? I bet someone just told her about it. Hearing it, it's clear that Lennon wasn't trying to be malicious, although he could've chosen a better word, for crying out loud.