“I Feel Good”, Says LL Cool J About “Accidental Racist” Controversy

Posted on April 14th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Brad Paisley and LL Cool J have ignited a storm of controversy with their new song "Accidental Racist".

On the song, which is featured on Paisley's Wheelhouse album, the two music superstars take on a conciliatory tone toward subjects such as racism, stereotypes, and slavery, but with lyrics such as "If you don't judge my gold chains, I'll forget the iron chains", the attempt has garnered more backlash and outrage than praise.

Despite the overwhelmingly negative public reaction, LL is standing by "Accidental Racist". During a visit to The Tonight Show on Thursday night, the hip-hop legend admitted the song "wasn't perfect", but told Jay Leno, "The intention was to put something out there that causes people to have a conversation. The fact that we're having so many conversations about this song is proof that the song did its job. People are talking about it." Well, he's right about that last part.

Reporting by Mara The Hip Hop Socialite

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    1. kg53 says:

      The Confederate flag is not all about slavery. Please remember that it is just a symbol of the Southern states when the states were divided. And….why do people forget that the North had slaves as well. In fact, after the abolition of slavery, some Northerners still had slaves, and some black people had slaves as well. I have never owned a slave, my parents did not, my grandparents did not. I did have relatives in the Holocaust however. I am not holding on to that hatred. When can we all just become Americans and live for the future. We cannot undo the past. But remember, the flag was not made around slavery.

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