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Lil Baby Gets Into a Debate About Police Corruption & Systemic Racism: 'Black People Are Racist Too'

Lil Baby Gets Into a Debate About Police Corruption & Systemic Racism: 'Black People Are Racist Too'

Lil Baby is debating the topic of racism.

The 25-year-old rapper discussed police corruption and systemic racism in an interview with Rolling Stone.

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In the interview with RS writer Charles Holmes, he spoke about the topic of police corruption on his song “The Bigger Picture,” which includes the line: “Corrupted police been the problem where I’m from /But I’d be lying if I said it was all of them.”

When the writer pushed back to say that there cannot be “good police in a fundamentally flawed and racist system,” he disagreed.

“Just ’cause you work in a racist system doesn’t mean you racist. Damn near every system that got a job is a racist system. You know what I mean? CEOs be like old white people. You never know, they got to be some kind of racist ’cause at some certain age, your parent, that was the way of life almost. So I almost feel like all these corporations or whatnot may be racist. And Black people are racist too,” he said.

“Black people can’t be racist,” the writer said in disagreement.

“Why? Racist means to be just to your race,” Lil Baby responded.

“Well, the thing about racism is you would have to have some type of power, and Black people, historically speaking, don’t have any power to be racist. We can be prejudiced,” Charles said.

“To me, a racist is someone who treats a different race than theirs a different way than they would treat theirs. I feel like if you’re a Black person and you treat all Black people one way and all white people one way, you’re racist. I’m not a racist, so I give a white person a chance to talk and actually we get into it before I can say I don’t like you or not. And I feel the same way about a Black person. You ain’t gon’ be my buddy just ’cause you’re Black. Just straight up.”

The writer ended the topic saying they “agree to disagree.”

For the full conversation, head to RollingStone.com.

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