I can’t believe I just heard Nancy Grace say, “Tity Boi”.
I wonder if she actually thinks she won this debate just because she yelled at 2 Chainz.
Nancy Grace’s embellished compassion for this subject is borderline the funniest thing ever. The only thing funnier might be the fact that 2 Chainz keeps a straight face throughout this whole tirade. I think he’s high. Also, I usually hate anyone who unprovoked just talks over another person in a debate. Seriously Nancy, you invite this guy onto your show to debate the legalization of marijuana, because you know he’s on the other side of this debate, AT LEAST LET THE MAN SPEAK! It’s just rude how much she talks over him. He waits for her to finish, I don’t see why she can’t. Making passive-aggressive remarks about his lyrics and music videos doesn’t help your cause either.
“I’ve seen videos of you smokin’ a big, fat doobie…I’ve read your lyrics, I know what you’ve said in your songs”
Wow, so you’ll fit right in with the rest of us. Literally every American has seen a video of 2 Chainz smoking a “big, fat doobie”, and everyone’s heard a 2 Chainz song.
But on a note of greater magnitude, 2 Chainz won this debate fair and square. Nancy Grace repeatedly brings up the same point, after 2 Chainz again and again shuts it down. This is a smart guy. He had a 4.0 GPA and a scholarship to Stanford, as Nancy Grace points out, just after she shames him for being a “role-model”, which he didn’t apply to be, and supporting the legalization of marijuana.
2 Chainz makes two really good points right off the bat: the people in the incident being discussed were also drunk, and Nancy Grace shouldn’t be putting an umbrella over the pot-smoker community (it feels weird calling it that). Alcohol is covertly one of the most dangerous drugs, easily more dangerous than marijuana. And just because there’s some irresponsible parents and people out there that do stupid thing like have their 2-year-old smoke marijuana, doesn’t mean every single person who smokes a joint is going to do that. Not everyone is the raving lunatic that some of these people are. They’re simply outliers.
“I’m not defining everybody”
Then what are you doing? That’s what it sounds like to me. Because she goes on to use these outliers three more times in this video, and using those few regressions from the mean to say that no one should be afforded the right to legal marijuana. Those parents are bad parents, but clearly 2 Chainz is a good parent. He gets high on his own, as do THOUSANDS OF PARENTS IN THE WORLD. Just because he’s a rapper doesn’t make it worse that he does it too.
“There is something deeper than a joint, and that’s well put. Because what she’s doing is child abuse. And what I’m trying to say to you is that if this is legalized, then everybody is going to have unlimited access to pot. And unlike other people that are responsible, irresponsible child abusers are going to have free access.”
“Uh, I’m not sure if you know, but everybody has the ability to get their hands on pot right now, whether it’s legal or not.”
I’m surprised this didn’t come up sooner. The legalization of marijuana isn’t about how people get it, it’s more about what 2 Chainz goes on to explain: prisons, the legal system, and taxpayers. It’s not a secret that prisons are overcrowded, and the legalization (or at least decriminalization) of marijuana is huge step in remedying that. I’m not going to get too far into the “war on drugs”, but the fact that a nonviolent drug charge, specifically for selling marijuana, can land a person between 5 and 40 years in prison and up to $4 million dollars in fines is absurd. I guess the federal government has to keep filling the beds at privatized penitentiaries somehow. And that’s how the vicious cycle goes on, another father who was born into poverty has no other way to provide for his family, and now his children are growing up without a father. I wonder what the likelihood is that they’re going to turn out the same way. Maybe legalizing marijuana will put an end to this cycle once and for all.