LL Cool J is a hip-hop legend, but his latest feature has caused some in the black community to wonder if he is a sellout to his race. LL is featured on Brad Paisley’s new song “Accidental Racist.” The song attempts, and fails, to hash out the racial issues that continues to plague the South.
On the song, Brad Paisley sings about being proud of wearing his shirt with the Confederate flag symbol. “Red flag on my chest is like the elephant in the corner of the South / And I just walked him in the room,” Paisley sings.
But LL Cool J’s lyrics are probably more offensive to the black community.
LL starts off his verse by saying, “Dear Mr. White Man.” He goes on to rap, “If you don’t judge my gold chains, I’ll forget the iron chains” as if not being judged for wearing hip-hop attire can excuse 400 years of slavery. LL also says, “If you don’t judge my doo-rag, I won’t judge your red flag.”
LL Cool J ends the song by saying “R.I.P. Robert E. Lee.” For those who are unfamilar, Robert E. Lee was the Confederate general who fought to maintain slavery during the Civil War.
Considering LL’s legendary status in rap, this song will be remembered as one of the worst moments in hip-hop history.
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