Bun B

“King of the Trill” Houston rapper Bun B told MSNBC’s Tamron Hall that he will not run for mayor in 2015. Houston’s sitting mayor is Annise Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. Ms. Parker married her life partner of 23 years last week during a private ceremony in Palm Springs.

“It’s just not practical,” Bun B, of UGK fame, told Hall. “I haven’t had any real experience in the political world. “If I were to look to run for mayor, I would probably start somewhere in city council and get the feel of local politics; get my hands dirty so to speak–not dirty though— but get my feet in the water.”

Born Bernard Freeman, the Rice University professor was booked on the show to discuss law enforcement’s targeting rap lyrics as the reason for increased crimes.Wu-Tang affiliate Shyheim Franklin was recently accused of killing a man in a hit-and-run case and the prosecution wants to draw lyrics from his albums from the 1990s when he was an unsigned artist in the case against him. Bun B decided to speak out against law enforcement using these tactics.

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