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Jordin Sparks Says She Can't Be Afraid To Offend Anymore

Jordin Sparks Says She Can't Be Afraid To Offend Anymore

Jordin Sparks is done not saying anything about racial injustice.

The 30-year-old singer opened up in an interview with SiriusXM’s Joe Madison about why she can’t be afraid to say something about things that unjust in this world – especially when it comes to racism.

“I do have to be transparent. I have been nervous to speak on things, a lot of times throughout my career,” Jordin explains. “This moment in time for me, especially being mixed, and especially having a Black husband, and a son that the world is going to view as Black as well, even though he’s got lighter skin and blue eyes, he’s still going to be a Black kid.”

She adds, “For me, it was just like, you know what? Basically, expletive this. F this. I can’t, I cannot, I just can’t, I cannot not say anything. I have to say something. And that’s where I am at this point in my life. I just can’t be afraid to offend people anymore, or to be misunderstood.”

Jordin also opened up about attending a Black Lives Matter protest following the senseless murder of George Floyd.

“It was definitely the conversations I had with my husband, and also thinking and knowing that that could have been my dad. You know, that could have been my dad. That could have been my brother. It could have been my cousin. It could have been my husband,” she says.

“To know that is a very, very, heavy, heavy weight to carry,” Jordin added. “So it was the conversations that I had with my husband, thinking about my family, and also my son. Because I was out there so my son’s future can be better than this. It’s gotta be better than this.”

Just recently, Jordin dropped a new song called “Unknown”, which she hopes sends a message of hope and healing.

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