LL Cool J and Brad Paisley’s ‘Accidental Racist’ sparks controversy
LL Cool J and Brad Paisley feel that their message in “Accidental Racist” has been lost in translation. While the rapper and country artist contend that the song is aimed at forgiveness and asking questions about race that could heal the rift in America, many people are just offended.
“Brad’s not afraid to express himself,” LL told Parade magazine. “What other country artist, or any artist right now, talks about slavery?”
Indeed, Brad does touch on the heated subject, singing, “I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done/And it ain’t like you and me can re-write history.” Certainly, Brad anticipated being misunderstood, but he tweeted that he doesn’t have any intentions of changing the song.
“There were some things I wanted to say from my perspective as a Southerner,” Brad told Parade, “like, ‘Contrary to what some people may think about Southerners who fly the Rebel flag or wear it, I hate slavery. I hate the fact that it happened.’”