A Dublin Councillor has clapped back at American rapper Coolio for comparing Ringsend, an area in Dublin’s southside, to Compton.
The rapper made the comparison on Versatile’s new song Escape Wagon.
In the song by the highly-criticized duo, Coolio claims: “Ringsend the Compton of Europe”.
Local councillor Danny Byrne was not impressed by the description.
He told The Irish Sun: “It’s a complete mis-represention and fabrication to compare Ringsend to Compton.”
“I’m proud to represent the people of Ringsend who are the salt of the earth and come from a proud sea faring tradition.”
“Ringsend is actually a highly desirable place to live. That’s why families stay there for generations.”
“I’ve never had a negative experience here and I’ve visited every flat and house in the place. I’d like to take Coolio on a tour of Ringsend the next time he’s in Dublin.”
Coiolio has not publicly responded to the criticism.