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Here’s Talib Kweli Eviscerating CNN’s Ferguson Coverage Live On CNN

The rapper gets in a big fight with Don Lemon.

1. After appearing on MSNBC Wednesday, Talib Kweli went on CNN Thursday to talk about the situation in Ferguson, Mo. At least, that’s what was supposed to happen.

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2. Instead, Kweli ended up getting into a heated, awkward argument with news anchor Don Lemon that lasted for over five minutes live on the air. It started when the rapper criticized a CNN.com article that he said mischaracterized a protest on Monday.

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“The media has been doing a horrible job of making sure that the stories get out in the right way,” Kweli said.

3. Lemon interrupted Kweli to defend the network’s coverage and things went downhill from there. The two locked horns and talked over each other. At one point, Kweli turned his back to Lemon and threatened to walk off air.

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4. But he ultimately stayed and made up with the anchor, although not before accusing him of being discourteous and failing to greet him when they met. “I’m very busy,” Lemon said in his defense. Watch the whole unfortunate exchange below.

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