Back in the 1980s, when MTV’s racism was more transparent than it is today, David Bowie took exception to the network’s exclusion of Black artists. Tales of that interview are circulating the Internet this morning following news of the legendary singer’s passing.
We’ve managed to track down a transcript of the conversation between Bowie and former MTV personality Mark Goodman that you can read below:
David Bowie: Why are there practically no Black artists on the network?
Mark Goodman: We seem to be doing music that fits into what we want to play on MTV. The company is thinking in terms of narrowcasting.
David Bowie: There seem to be a lot of black artists making very good videos that I’m surprised aren’t being used on MTV.
Mark Goodman: We have to try and do what we think not only New York and Los Angeles will appreciate, but also Ploughkeepsie or the Midwest. Pick some town in the Midwest which would be scared to death by… a string of other black faces, or black music. We have to play music we think an entire country is going to like, and certainly we’re a rock and roll station.
David Bowie: Don’t you think it’s a frightening predicament to be in?
Mark Goodman:Yeah, but no less so here than in radio.
David Bowie: Don’t say, ‘Well, it’s not me, it’s them.’ Is it not possible it should be a conviction of the station and of the radio stations to be fair… to make the media more integrated?
Bowie, who married supermodel Iman in 1992, passed away on Sunday night after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69.
Reality Show Curse Strikes Again? Lyrica Anderson & A1 May Be Searching For A Storyline, Not A Separation
Here we go again. Another reality TV couple bites the dust … or gets hella dramatic on social media in order to secure a new storyline. You decide!
Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood star Lyrica Anderson had everyone talking when she took to Snapchat to post this little message.
The singer/songwriter outed her husband A1 Bentley as a cheater and vowed that she was #single … all on Snapchat. We’re calling BS, and here’s why — Princess Love. This whole “my man is cheating so I’m outing him on social media” must be in the Love & Hip Hop playbook. Ray J’s wife pulled the same stunt just a few weeks ago and we all know how that ended … with them back together. Honestly, this happens every season, and every season we fall for it. Well, no more.
Lyrica, we know you just put out new music and you want everyone to hear it, but this ain’t the way, sis. And A1, nice try with the whole, “I’m going to delete all her pics on IG” move, but we’ve been here, done that. We not falling for these antics anymore so it would be really dope if y’all would stop playing games and just be a happy married couple. Save the forced drama for Joseline Hernandez.
NEWS3 days ago
Mo’Nique Owes A Cool 560K To IRS … So Why Didn’t She Take That Netflix Deal?
NEWS23 hours ago
Mo’Nique And Charlamagne Tha God’s Raging Interview … You HAVE To See This!!!
NEWS3 days ago
Tiffany Haddish Swoops In On Mo’Nique’s Failed Netflix Deal?
EXCLUSIVES6 days ago
Lil Wayne Causes Pandemonium In Beverly Hills With Young Money Merch Launch!
NEWS4 days ago
Blac Chyna’s Struggle Sex Tape Scandal! The Mystery Guy, Revenge Porn & More
NEWS3 days ago
Trey Songz’ Downward Spiral Continues … Singer Now Accused Of Punching A Woman At All-Star Party
EXCLUSIVES3 days ago
Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’
NEWS2 days ago
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s Swirly Royal Romance Leads To Racist “Anthrax” Terror Threat