“He surrounds himself with black people. So, I don’t think it was something that—To be honest I never even seen the tapes, but I got the feedback of it. But I don’t think it’s something that he was saying wholeheartedly to demean a black person.“
Common later reasons that Bieber, who was born and raised in Canada, “must have been raised in a place where he just didn’t know” about the implications of those types of remarks. Common also takes the time to reiterate the message of his longtime collaborator Kanye West’s 2004 lyric “racism still alive, they just be concealing it”:
“We got so many other problems in America, racism is not at the forefront. We feel like ‘Oh, we have a Black president. Oh, we see successful people out there that are African American and Black. We doing multicultural movies, so racism [doesn’t exist]. But it still does exists. It’s just under the table. One thing I liked about during time is that it was just out there and put on the table. I rather it just be put on the table, because that’s the way you get to the solution.”
where is my trusty oprah gif…
didn’t donald sterling surround himself with black people as well?
he even sold and traded them as well in the guise of a basketball team owner.
look how that turned out.
well common has his tenth album on the way out.
this may explain all this talking.
i keep asking why are they only asking the blacks about justin bieber?
why not tom cruise,
or even mark wahlberg?
all of which have/had projects out recently.
does anyone not find that strange?
maybe its just me.
hell maybe justin bieber should be our hero?
he got all the black wolves ready to bend over backwards for him.
or is it the other way around?
lowkey: i’m a little shocked common would say this tho.
i have my reasons.
how did he say he didn’t see the tapes,
but he got the feedback from other people?
article found: vladtv