Well, the same man returned to the subject last week - saying music bosses should do everything they could to stop guns seeming glamorous to young people.
But he also admitted that people like Missy Elliott and Ms Dynamite could be "inspiring".
He was speaking after MP Angela Eagle pointed out that some hip-hop and rap music also contain lyrics that condemn gun violence.
She said: "I should not like MPs to get the reputation for being fuddy-duddy and not actually listening to the lyrics of rap and hip-hop, some of which can be very inspiring."
Mr Howells said: "I agree entirely-having three children aged 26, 18 and 14, I have had no choice but to listen to gangsta rap."
Good job Mr Howells' kids are keeping him up to date!