Corey Charron, a 21-year-old Ottawa rapper, recently won a $5,000 freestyle competition on BET. Now he’s released a song dishing out on his fictional experience smoking crack cocaine with beleaguered Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
The rap song: Rob Ford Smoking Crack:
In the meantime, here’s what the media reported on Ford on Monday.
The U.S.-based website Gawker hit its goal Monday of raising the $200,000 needed to purchase a video that allegedly captured Mayor Rob Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. MORE
He may not be a pop star or the president of the world’s most powerful nation but Toronto’s embattled mayor was certainly Googled like he is in the month of May. In the wake of reported allegations he was seen on a drug video, Rob Ford searches on Google have surpassed some of the most popular figures in the world. MORE
The exodus of staffers from the mayor’s staff continued Monday. The mayor’s press secretary George Christopoulos and his special assistant in communications, Isaac Ransom, both left their positions in the mayor’s office Monday. MORE
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told reporters Monday that it is “business as usual” at city hall, despite the abrupt departure of a handful of his senior staff and lingering questions about a still-unseen video that allegedly shows him using crack cocaine. MORE
The Rob Ford story is not really about crack or poor leadership — it is a story of systemic privilege. Although privilege operates on many levels — personal, interpersonal and cultural; systemic privilege is perhaps the most dangerous form. MORE
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