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Bill O'Reilly: White House Needs To Get 'Gangsta Rappers' To 'Knock It Off'

02/28/2014 08:45 am ET | Updated Feb 28, 2014

Well, we know one person who isn't listening to Kanye West's latest album: Bill O'Reilly.

O'Reilly told Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on Thursday night that if the White House is serious about implementing their new program to help strengthen minority communities, they need to "attack" the source of the problem. Which, he said, is obviously Jay-Z and Kanye West, right?

"You have to attack the fundamental disease if you want to cure it," the Fox News host said. "You're gonna have to get people like Jay-Z, Kanye West, all these gangsta rappers to knock it off."

Jarrett described the new initiative, called "My Brother's Keeper," as "a new effort aimed at empowering boys and young men of color." She said she has already seen improvements and is very hopeful of the program's success, but O'Reilly insisted there will be no change until "all" rappers go on TV and announce that that kind of behavior "is wrong."

"They [young men] idolize these guys with the hats on backwards, and the terrible rap lyrics and the drugs and all of that," O'Really said. "You've gotta get these guys."

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