BRAD PAISLEY and LL COOL J controversial collab “Accidental Racist” defended by country singer.
Paisley, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno clarified the intent behind his controversial collaboration with LL Cool J, Accidental Racist, saying “it comes from a good place.”
Critics savaged the duet that features racially-charged liyrics such as: “If you don’t judge my do-rag/ I won’t judge your red flag/ If you don’t judge my gold chains/ I’ll forget the iron chains.”
Paisley told Leno he wrote the song with the best intents, as “racism has been on [his] mind.
“Last year, we had some really powerful movies deal with it really well,” the country singer said. “We had Django [Unchained] and Lincoln, and the media deals with it all the time, and I thought maybe it would be an interesting conversation between country music and rap music to deal with this subject between two individuals in a loving and understanding way.”
“I thought maybe it would be an interesting conversation between
Country music and rap music to deal with this subject between two individuals in a loving and understanding way.”
Paisley said the underlying intent of the song with LL, a close pal of his, was to “explore what happens when two people [of different backgrounds] have a dialogue”, RadarOnline noted.