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LL Cool J Admits “Accidental Racist” Isn’t Perfect

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If you haven’t heard LL Cool J and Brad Paisley’s new song, “Accidental Racist” … well, good for you. The song has been hammered by press and fans alike for being forced, poorly executed and unnecessary.

LL stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday night where he was asked about the track. And while the rapper didn’t exactly apologize for releasing it, there was definitely a bit of angst in his tone. “The song isn’t perfect,” the rapper confessed.

“You can’t defend a song, because art is subjective. And people choose to see and hear what they want to see based on what they’re looking at, and I’ll never be able to change that. But as long as people are having a conversation, then the art has done it’s job,” he explained.

“Accidental Racist” drew the ire of many for lyrics that call on society to move pass the racial tensions of the past, but LL says he thinks the message may have been lost. “I would never, ever, ever suggest that we just forget slavery and act like that didn’t happen,” he told Leno.

“I understand the systematic racism that exist. I get that. But you know what, if the playing field is unleveled, and you feel it’s unfair … maybe putting down some of that baggage will help you make it up that hill a little easier,” the rapper continued.

If you’re a fan of LL and Brad’s collaborative effort, the duo also released another song titled, “Live For You.” You can hear that tune on LL’s upcoming album.

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  1. JRoc85

    April 12, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    No. I think it’s great that LL Cool J & Brad Paisley teamed up to PUBLICLY address a topic that many of us have subliminally swept under the rug. Racism still exists in this country, and it has been heavily shown since President Obama’s election (2xs)!!!!

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DMX Is Clean, Sober And Plans To Stay That Way!

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It’s a new dawn, a new day … DMX is sober!

The rapper’s lengthy history with drug abuse has been well documented by his many arrest and sometimes bizarre behavior, but Dark Man X is putting all of that behind him.

X has been in a treatment facility since late August and has been doing really well. The rapper opted for rehab instead of house arrest in order to improve his chances of kicking his drug habit and it looks like it may have worked.

Sources tell TMZ, the program is almost complete, but x will probably stay another 30 days since he’s been responding so well. X has even been able to take day trips with a friend to a nearby town.

Congrats to DMX!

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