The rap group call The Queen a "bitch" and claim the Windsors killed Diana, Princess Of Wales...
Public Enemy have launched a no-holds-barred verbal attack on the British monarchy, calling THE QUEEN a “bitch” and accusing THE ROYAL FAMILY of killing DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.
Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and the PE crew performed a two-and-a-half-hour set at the Red Box venue in Dublin on Friday (2 June) before a sold-out audience, during which they persistently held up the music to comment on British and American politics.
“Fuck da Queen“, hollered Chuck D, whilst gesturing with a complimenting hand signature. “They all think that the rest of the world is stupid, but we all know that they killed Diana“, he added. The PE leader went on to describe The Queen as “some bitch across the water” and criticise British occupation of Northern Ireland. “England’s over here, Ireland’s over here, and the muthafuckas are still tryin’ to tell you what to do,” Flavor Flav chimed in by misquoting the title of the Sex Pistols‘ “God Save The Queen”, which he repeated over and over. He added: “I got one song for all that. “God Help The Queen”.
Chuck also explained his joy at not being able to purchase a Mars Bar in Dublin Airport with British currency, remarking how a lot has changed in Ireland since the group were last here several years ago.
Meanwhile, after being passed a copy of the Socialist Worker missive – which read the headline: “Jail the politicians, don’t blame the asylum seekers” – Professor Griff announced, “When you people keep handing this stuff up here, you’re keeping us real… Don’t think that we don’t care.”
Later in the show, Flavor Flav launched his own verbal assault, this time on American politics and the mistreatment of African-Americans by the police force, remarking, “Politics never done nothing for my people.” Flav went on to use the case of the four white police officers who were acquitted of murder charges after firing 41 shots (hitting 19 times) at black American Amadou Diallo in New York last year.
Public Enemy‘s set spanned the history of their catalogue, including popular early material such as “By The Time I Get To Arizona”, “Rebel Without A Pause”, “Fight The Power”, “Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos” and “Don’t Believe The Hype”, as well as more recent tracks from last year’s “There’s A Poison Goin’ On” album. Flavor Flav also took the opportunity to showcase his current single “Get On Down”, which is taken from his forthcoming album “It’s About Time”, which he claimed was eight-and-a-half years too late.