TJ’s Trash: Brad Paisley Controversy Over Song!
All over social media today! Lots of people with an opinion on Brad’s new song with LL Cool J called “Accidental Racist” If you haven’t heard it yet, listen.
I get what he is trying to say in this song, I get what it’s about. But people are just up in arms about it! Some are calling it the “worst song ever” but some people are praising it’s honesty. Brad is on Ellen today and addresses the controversy.
“I did a duet with LL Cool J, who has become one of my best friends in the world. It sort of deals with… I don’t know if any of you noticed but there is some racial tension, here and there. It kind of deals with that.”
Brad says he doesn’t “trust” Hollywood or talk radio’s handling of race issues and feels “it’s music’s turn to have the conversation.”
In a more telling moment, Brad also says “I don’t know” what they’re really trying to say with the song … only reiterating one lyric: I think the relationship between the Mason-Dixon needs some fixin’.
He also tweeted last night “I wouldn’t change a thing. This is a record meant to be FAR from easy listening. But fun. Like life. Have a ball, ya’ll.”