Newswire: 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke shares heartfelt tribute to Janet Reno

Janet Reno, the United States’ first female attorney general, died earlier today after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. We’ve already touched on the impact that Reno had on popular culture, but her mark actually extended beyond a recurring Will Ferrell character on Saturday Night Live. To illustrate that, 2 Live Crew’s Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell has posted a tribute to Reno on his website (via CNN) that highlights the positive influence she had on Miami’s black community. “She always stood up for us when no one else would,” he says in the post.

Campbell’s tribute primarily involves the controversy that popped up in the early ’90s over 2 Life Crew’s As Nasty As They Wanna Be album, which came under fire from stereotypically stuffy politicians over the fact that its lyrics acknowledged the existence of sex. However, Reno stepped forward and chose to help …

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