When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: ‘Accidential Racist’ – Brad Paisley Feat. LL Cool J
Here’s a prime example of when good intentions result in a complete disaster.
Country music star Brad Paisley and Hip Hop legend, LL Cool J joined forces to use their musical talents to improve race relations with a song called, “Accidental Racist.”
*stares at the wall in a dark room*
While I appreciate their intent, this song should be renamed “Accidentally Offensive.” This is the worst song I’ve ever heard since Lumidee dropped “Ut Oh (Never Leave You).” At least I could dance to that garbage in the club.
Brad Paisley, who has a gorgeous voice, kicks off the song crooning about his struggles as a white man with southern pride.
“I’m proud of where I’ve come from, but not everything we’ve done. It ain’t like you and me can re-write history. Our generation didn’t start this nation, and we’re still picking up the pieces, walking on eggshells, fighting over yesterday. Caught between southern pride and southern blame… Cause I’m a white man, living in the South land.”
OK, we hear your struggle Braddy Paddy. But, LL Cool J is the one who poured kerosene on my soul, struck a match, threw it over his shoulder, and sashayed away like Angela Bassett in “Waiting to Exhale.”
LL Cool J set black folks back 3 weeks with his verse on the “Accidental Racist” and on behalf of the Hip Hop community I would like to request that the 5 mics on his arm be covered with a tattoo of Amanda Bynes.
Look at the tomfoolery LL allowed his saliva moistened lips to rap on this song.
“Dear Mr. White Man, I wish you understood what the world is really like when you’re living in the hood. Just because my pants are sagging doesn’t mean I’m up to no good. You should try to get to know me; I really wish you would… If you don’t judge my do-rag, I won’t judge your red flag.”
Ohhh but it gets better. LL continues…
“Now my chains are gold but I’m still misunderstood. I want you to get paid but be a slave I never could. I’d love to buy you a beer, conversate and clear the air but I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn’t here.”
Conversate isn’t even a word, LL!!
I’m not even going to get into LL Cool J saying, “If you don’t judge my gold chains…I’ll forget the iron chains” because I left my blood pressure pills at home.
Listen to the song below.
When this song was released I know our ancestors and Civil Rights leaders were Harlem Shaking in their graves. I’m all for building race relations, but this definitely was not the way to do it.
I would also like to snatch the wigs of every single person who was connected to this song from the producers to the engineers who didn’t pull the plug on this atrocity before it went public.
“I gotta thank Abraham Lincoln for freeing me.”
LL, you let me down man. Waaaay down.
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