Comedian/street artist Hanksy pasted up this “Eazy-E Bola” on the corner of Division and Canal Streets in Chinatown and posted it on his Instagram with the caption “Straight Outta Congo.” The piece mashes up the Ebola epidemic that has been spreading through West Africa with Eazy-E, the rapper who died from that other Africa-originating plague, AIDS.

Forgetting for a moment that the Congo isn’t even in West Africa, ANIMAL asked Hanksy about his thoughts on Ebola and he had this to say:

Don’t get me wrong, Ebola is like hella serious omg, but American media just loves to sensationalize things. Like when the knockout game was super hyped, I had my mom calling me from the Midwest dust bowl telling me to ‘be on the lookout’ because she heard everyone was getting sucker punched in NYC.

Then again I was in Texas last week and came down with a pretty nasty cough. Maybe I should get myself checked out.

Hanksy. Ebola. LOL?

(Photo: Aymann Ismail/ ANIMAL New York)