Watch This. Stacey Dash Defends Hip-Hop on Fox News.

Stacey Dash

It’s safe to say that at this point, after years of inflammatory and questionable comments, which seemed to start during the 2012 presidential election, folks have mostly disowned Stacey Dash. Dash even admitted, in an interview with Porter Magazine, that some of her own family members distanced themselves from her due to her political views.

Dash has also had many truly awful moments during her time on Fox News, including a series of abhorrent comments about race victims.

But when Geraldo Rivera decided to take hip-hop to task during a segment on “The Five,” by stating that the genre of music “has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years,” it seems that he might have hit a nerve.

Stacey Dash responded,

My cousin is Damon Dash; he started Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay Z. I know for a fact that this is a way for men to legitimize their lives — make their live legitimate through art. And it sells, and it makes money, and it’s capitalism — capitalization. Capitalizing on what you have — what your life has given you. Some of the messages are not good towards women and family. Some of the messages are about working hard — doing what you have to do to achieve. […] there are a lot of positives. Not only poor kids listen to rap music. I know every single one of us here listens to rap music.

It seems that Stacey Dash might have finally gotten the wake-up call that many have been wishing upon her over the years. Her recent comments in the wake of Patricia Arquette’s serious Feminism fail, however, reveal that the actress still has a long way to go.