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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.