Macklemore Speaks On Racism in America From White Rapper's Point of View - Listen Now!
Macklemore isn’t afraid to discuss racism during a recent interview on Hot 97!
“For me, as a white dude — as a white rapper — I’m like, how do I participate in this conversation? How do I participate? How do I get involved on a level where I’m not coopting the movement or I’m not making it about me, but also realizing the platform I have and the reach that I have, and doing it in an authentic and genuine way. Racism is uncomfortable to talk about. White people, we can just turn off the TV when we’re sick of talking about racism. We can be like, ‘Oops, I’m done,’” the 31-year-old rapper shared.
He added, “White ‘liberal’ people want to be nice. We don’t want to mess up. We don’t want to be racists. We want to be like, ‘We’re post-racial and we have a black president and we don’t need to talk about white privilege. It’s all good, right?’ It’s not the case.” Listen to the rest of his interview below!
Macklemore – Hot 97 Radio Interview