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Microsoft Hires Rapper,
Things Go Terribly Wrong

CNBC, by Cadie Thompson

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/2/2012 3:07:23 PM

Microsoft didn't have much luck with one its latest celebrity promotions. The software giant recently hired the rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) to perform at a retail store for customers in Atlanta, GA, the performance, however, didn't go exactly as planned. During his performance he said "F**k these computers," and then began jumping on top of display tables while rapping. He apparently also stomped on at least five computers, according to a report from All Hip Hop's website.

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Link to video in the article. MGK is one of them no talent skinny white dude wanna-bes trying to act like one of the homeboys. He's lucky the brothers watching him in the audience didn't beat the rap out of him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/2/2012 3:12:50 PM     (No. 8904754)

Why in God's name are companies trying to get the 'urban youth' dollar? None have jobs or any money to speak of and no class whatsoever.

Hello, I AM your target market.......mid-40's and a ton of expendable income, and each and every time I see these efforts, I put that company on my 'no buy' list.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/2/2012 3:20:00 PM     (No. 8904770)

Total WoW (Waste o' White). I hate these wannabes

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYbob, 10/2/2012 3:22:51 PM     (No. 8904776)

You hit it #1. I'd send a message to Microsoft, but I believe Steve Ballmer still has power there, so not much point. Fire the dope who thought this was a good idea and fire the agency that brought it to them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/2/2012 3:34:03 PM     (No. 8904817)

Microsoft knows advertising like they know creating their own original user-friendly products. Now if they had tried ripping of someone else's commercials or buying them, maybe they would have had a better chance.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/2/2012 3:34:44 PM     (No. 8904820)

I don't like so called good rap, let alone bad rap. No way this kind of BS is going to make me feel good about buying any MS device.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Observer177, 10/2/2012 3:49:58 PM     (No. 8904867)

What the Hell did they expect would happen?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 10/2/2012 3:50:46 PM     (No. 8904869)

Whomever named that music 'rap' left the 'C' off the front.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/2/2012 3:57:05 PM     (No. 8904886)

This is what happens when MS tries desperately to be one of the "hep cats", like Apple. They should have stuck with the group that usually performs at their functions, The Four Lads.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/2/2012 4:03:10 PM     (No. 8904903)

Come on Jake, lets get outta' here. It's Atlanta. ( to Nicholson in Chinatown )

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/2/2012 4:04:10 PM     (No. 8904905)

Stupid is as stupid does! Maybe they need a new Marketing executive who has a few brains.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TexasRed, 10/2/2012 4:08:13 PM     (No. 8904918)

My disadmiration for Microsoft was increased by reading about another stupid maneuver to attract non-viable customers (hoods).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gollyneds, 10/2/2012 4:19:51 PM     (No. 8904950)

when he was on that table, he should have been tazed in his primary sexual area. my guess is that billy badass act would have come to a screeching halt. just for good measure i'd send someone to his next public appearance and taze him again. my guess is this guy'll be doing negro spirituals before he comes out with more gutteral er "cultural" expressions.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bassman, 10/2/2012 4:20:14 PM     (No. 8904951)

This actually turned out beter than I expected after reading the headline. I thought I was going to be reading about gun shots being fired, just like every other rapper story in the news.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: vesicant, 10/2/2012 4:58:27 PM     (No. 8905052)

If obama had a son, it would look like, well, you know. Wouldn't have happened to an obamaphone, though. Or maybe it would -- they're "free."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/2/2012 5:02:33 PM     (No. 8905061)

Stupid honkeys.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/2/2012 5:06:46 PM     (No. 8905070)

In my neck of the woods some call them "whiggers".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Marzon, 10/2/2012 5:18:08 PM     (No. 8905101)

Around here my they call em "Wangstas"

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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/2/2012 7:12:04 PM     (No. 8905382)

FTA:

“On Sept. 28, The Source held a private event at the Microsoft Lenox Square Store. We offer our stores as a venue for the community to use, and this event was not sponsored by Microsoft. While the artist’s behavior was appropriate for a concert, some of it was not appropriate in a store environment," Microsoft said in a statement to CNBC.

The Source purportedly hired him, Not Microsoft. But they think he's an "artist" and that his "behavior was appropriate for a concert."

Crotch-grabbing, expletives and all.

Good old liberal Bill Gates & Co.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/2/2012 7:14:05 PM     (No. 8905385)

Sorry. Only one paragraph FTA should have been italicized. The rest is my comment.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ancientcityinker, 10/2/2012 7:40:50 PM     (No. 8905429)

Wiggers are a waste of skin.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Aindyin, 10/2/2012 7:42:49 PM     (No. 8905433)

Wow a thug acting like a thug what a surprise.

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