If you watched the Academy Awards Sunday night, then you may have noticed that Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” was played during the intro and outro of the show.

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Well, Public Enemy has a few things to say about that.

Professor Griff told TMZ, “The show can’t claim the blackness of Public Enemy’s message.”

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Chuck D added via Twitter:


Unfortunately, Universal Music Group owns the license to the song, so Public Enemy had no say in the decision to use the track.