A woman holds a placard during a march and rally in east London, December 13, 2013.
They were participating in a rally organized by British Islamist Anjem Choudary condemning use of alcohol and promoting Shariah law.
His influence expands beyond the reach of most other rappers so the choices he makes are crucial to those who listen to his music.
He has also confessed to believing in one God in the past and refused to mock Jesus while he was a guest on atheist Bill Maher's talk show.
Speed Dating and its offshoots have captured the imagination of popular culture, fitting nicely into the fast-paced environment of 21st-century America.