At least Brad Paisley tried to apologize for his travesty of a song, “Accidental Racist.” On the other hand, his collaborator on the (totally racist) release, LL Cool J, is giving a big “Screw you!” to the haters and standing behind the message 100 percent.
When CNN caught up with the rapper at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, LL vigorously defended the song, explaining that it accomplished what he and Paisley set out to do. “Music … and art is about connecting different people and building bridges and breaking the rules,” he said. “If it’s not compelling, and it’s not complex, and it’s not interesting, then what are we doing it for? So I think that’s the right move.”
But perhaps his real motive was to just stir the pot, regardless of the actual message he stood behind. “I needed to do something that was going to be interesting like that, and shake things up, and jump out of the box,” Cool added. “I’m really proud of it, and I hope the world hears it and enjoys it.”
Yeah, we did enjoy it, J. We enjoy criticizing it!
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