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Common

Kanye's Right, Chicago's Ultra-Violent

... But We're Changing That

10/18/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West wasn't exaggerating when he said people from Chicago aren't afraid to get violent -- and it's become a DEADLY problem in the Windy City ... so says Common.

The rapper-slash-"Hell On Wheels" star was out in NYC yesterday when we asked about Kanye's comments on Jimmy Kimmel -- when KW implied that he's not afraid to fight because he's from Chi-town (the actual quote was "Never think that I'm not from Chicago for one second.").

But Common tells TMZ ... Chicago's violent reputation isn't something K should be bragging about -- it's something that needs to change, stat.

"You see what's going on with the young people right now, there's a lot of death and violence going on in Chicago ... but we're gonna make change."

We hope you're right.

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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Good luck, you'll need it. But Chicago is definitely worth saving...lots of great stuff and people there.

286 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Give me a break. Kaynes a punk bitch. in every thing you see him get all pissy in he doesn't do crap but wrestle around a little with photogs. If one person back handed bitch slapped him kanye would go down. Don't claim some street tough cred there lil Kanye. Someones gonna check that eventually and you'll be in a world of hurt if your body guards arent around to save you. You sayin your tough is like bieber saying it. Just because you rap does not make you some tough guy. Your a little homo designer boy. If you wernt rapping you'd be designing and sucking some dudes wang in the sewing room so stop your fake ass tough wanna be crap Kanye. The world knows your a bitch that's just a pu$$y little angry black man.
Kanye you are forever just a punk Biotch!

286 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Send Omaba to Chi town he totes change all the time. maybe he can show them change. maybe he can sign a bunch of people up for obamacare. of wait. No one can afford that. its only for the rich. sorry I forgot.

286 days ago
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Cool Papa    

Kanye isn't "from the streets" of Chicago. He's from a nice little suburb called Oak Lawn. He's nothing but a poser and always will be.

286 days ago
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mary    

common, is right. it is so boring to hear the people say they are tough or reference where they are from, like it makes them tough. most of the are not tough enough to take on life without abusing substances and going to jail. kanye, seems like a cry baby to me, always complaining and threatening people he knows wont fight back. common is a very good actor, i watch him in Hell On Wheels and he is great, in the role he is playing.

286 days ago
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Zqueen    

Kanye Go take care of your slut showing her nasty BIG ASS!!!BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW SEE NEEDS SOMEONES ATTENTION BECAUSE YOUR A ABSENT PARENT ALWAYS A REASON TO BE EVERYWHERE KIM IS NOT!!!!

286 days ago
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cobrazombie    

Da baby went to New York not Chicago, Elam.


I like Common.

286 days ago
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Amber Olson     

CAN I GET AN HONEST NUMBER FROM PEPLE ON HOW NO ONE GIVES TWO F**CKS ABOUT KANYE AND KIM AND THERE TEMPER TANTRUMS AND DISGUSTING SELFIE PICS. AND ANYTHING ELSE THESE STUPID IDIOTS DO?????

286 days ago
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Vince    

I think kenny should go to Chicago and spend some time wandering around downtown at night with kimmy kow. With any luck they will both be victims of a drive bys and put the rest of us out of their misery

286 days ago
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ladydiinpa    

Kanye is not thug..he was not raised int he streets of Chicago; his mother was a college professor; Kanye is a grumpy diva..nothing more

286 days ago
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Nickylala    

Kanye went to high school at west aurora, that ain't chicago. Dude has no street cred what so ever, little gionni versace wannabe. Your from chicago huh? walk around englewood or roseland or humbolt park and see what happens. those leather pants will be the only thing you have left. and if your from chicago why aren't you doing anything to help what is happening here? one of the most beautiful cities in the world is going down the ****ter more and more each day and your "keepin it real" in calabassas and paris? can't one of you papparazzi's just whoop his ass already? seriously there'd be a huge payday in it, think of all the interviews

286 days ago
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Mason     

Let me guess....Black on Black violence?

286 days ago
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Shar    

Not that it will ever happen, but it would be nice if KW took the time to be an example to kids of Chicago and everywhere else, that you don't have to be violent.

286 days ago
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DoctahJ    

1. Not ALL of Chicago is violent. It's limited to a very few neighborhoods. Not saying it's not a problem, just saying it is NOT the whole city.
2. Kanye is a d-bag. And we all know it.
3. Common is FAR more representative of the Chi than Kanye ever could hope to be. Just wish Kanye would stick a damn sock in it and leave the world alone.

286 days ago
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WME2KS    

Being from Chicago even the nicer parts is still more street cred than most other cities roughest areas. But yeah he is not a gansta but most rappers aren't very few rappers nowadays have street cred. Rappers in the 90's different story all together when they rapped about prison life and killing and robbing it was legit.

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