*Rapper Nas is weighing in on the events in Libya, expressing support dictator Muammar Gaddafi as someone who is “misunderstood.”
While the longtime Libya ruler has become the object of hatred after waging war on his people amid calls for him to step down, and the target of worldwide sanctions, he has found an unlikely ally in the Queensbridge rap star.
Nas says the people of Libya need a revolution, but should be working with Gaddafi to ensure a peaceful future instead of fighting against him.
“I never saw Gaddafi as an enemy, like a deadly enemy that wanted to harm people for no reason,” he tells misformusic.com. “I kind of see him as someone who is misunderstood.
“I think a revolution in Libya is important and I just hate to see that the people are against (Gaddafi) or he has to be against (them). I hate to see any violence between him and his people, I just don’t like that.”
Nas also believes the U.S. government should get involved to bring an end to the protests: “I think they could intervene so that there could be peace.”
Nas’ comments emerge as a host of high-profile artists, including Beyonce, 50 Cent and Usher, have agreed to hand over cash received for staging private performances for members of the Gaddafi clan to charity.