Thousands Of NWA Fans Protest Outside Sting’s Mississippi Home
One of Sting’s 82 homes was the setting of one of the strangest protests of the last half century. Thousands of fans of the defunct gangsta rap group NWA gathered at the music icon’s Mississippi home to show their rancor at Sting’s former band The Police. Holding up signs that said everything from ”Fuck The Police” to “Fuck Tha Police”, the group paraded for three hours Thursday morning. NWA gained fame in the late 80′s for having the audacity to challenge the system with no regard for consequences. Their boldness gained them worldwide fame and infamy. Regaling listeners with tales of the ghetto life, gang fights, their affinity toward women, and their desire to procure items through illegal means if necessary, the rappers resonated with people from all socio-economic strata around the globe.
The group also wrote a song with a very cryptic message. Fans of the band have, for 24 years, worked diligently to decipher the lyrics to the song “Fuck Tha Police”. About half of them believe the song is a straightforward account of hostility being lobbed toward law enforcement officers. The other half have decoded it to mean vitriol against the English rock band The Police, who were led by vocalist, bassist, and finger wrapper Sting. Until Ice Cube or Dr. Dre finally tell the fans the truth, the world will never know for sure, but perhaps this is better left a mystery to the imaginations of the group’s still huge fanbase.