Michael Rapaport insults Janet Jackson, supports Timberlake, and gets fried

Photo: Twitter – @michaelrapaport

Actor Michael Rapaport, who starred in the film Higher Learning, resembled more of the racist skinhead he played in that John Singleton movie than the cool Caucasian who always shows up at the Black cookouts and recites rap music after recent comments he made.

Yes, this is the same Rapaport seen hanging with Michael Bivens at the NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles one year, or mixing it up with LeBron James at the pre-Super Bowl parties in Dallas another year. He has made it his business to be in proximity to Black people when acting roles were scarce.

Rapaport was shown the door when he violated the “code” of disrespecting Black royalty, aka Janet Jackson. He ranted that Janet hasn’t had a hit in over a decade and that the #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay — which trended No. 1 on Twitter on the same day that Justin Timberlake was invited to perform at the Super Bowl — was about nothing. Janet fans came for Rapaport.

Even Questlove tried to warn him to chill:

 

Rapaport, just as belligerent and defiant as the his character Remy in Higher Learning, continued to espouse idiocy even as he sought cover from the avalanche of criticism was about to bury him. And while he questioned the relevancy of Janet, he never got around to answering the question that many fans posed him about the last major motion picture that he starred in.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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