Boots Riley explains –
While talking about the LKWD Music Fest, they asked me to talk about The Coup, so I did. It’s not that deep.
After the show, the producer sent an angry email to festival organizers that said:
‘FOX 8 was not the time or opportunity for Boots to go on his political rant.
With his statements he not only hurt our station’s credibility, but also the festival’s. I was looking to do a fun interview and it turned into something entirely different.
We will not be reaching out for any interviews in the future.”
This letter is very telling about the intended function of mainstream media outlets.’
The woman to my left- who isn’t speaking- in the clip is Kelly Flamos, festival organizer, who actually knows what The Coup is about and wasn’t surprised by my statements or worried about the bullying email.”