As America continues to react to the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd‘s death, one of the byproducts is celebrities giving their take on the upheaval.
Some have been heavily uplifting others via social media; some still think a retweet is enough for their pass in Black culture to be renewed, and others are completely jumping out the window with head-scratching statements.
Queens native LL Cool J was one of these celebrities, who, while viewing the racial injustice in our country and seeing people respond in various ways, he decided not to speak on the Black experience– but the biracial experience.
“Imagine how people raising bi racial children feel right now!!!!!! This is crazy!!” the rapper turned actor tweeted Saturday afternoon.
People were perplexed as to why this was the first thought he decided to come to Twitter with, and the backlash began. He was getting so much hate for his views that he hopped on Instagram Live to attempt to clarify himself.
“What you’re not going to do is to get me to act and be like a moron or an idiot just for you to like me. Kiss my ass. I ain’t doing that either. I’m not going to tell lies on Twitter or act like I don’t have questions about things just to please you,” he passionately said. “I don’t care if you like me or not because there are a lot of likeminded people who get it. And that’s who I care about.
It’s all a very emotional subject, so plenty of folks on Twitter questioned what LL meant by his statements and why his mind immediately went to those who identify as biracial.
Black people getting murdered by the police— 🇳🇬NaijaGal🇳🇬 (@Naija4LifeO) May 30, 2020
LL Cool J: “won’t somebody think about the biracial children” pic.twitter.com/jDRtJh8x6x
A black man died some days ago cuz an officer had his knee in his neck and LL Cool J wanted to know how the parents of biracial kids felt pic.twitter.com/TvJ0PNBRI2— Ralph David Scambernathy (@Cordelra_) May 31, 2020
Look at all these coon ass celebrities showing they asses on these injustices. Lil Wayne, OBJ, B. Simone, The Dream, LL Cool J.— Long Live Hussle 🏁🏁🏁 (@Trill__Parcells) May 31, 2020
Who’s Next?!?!? pic.twitter.com/xTdU6R3mdD
Nobody cares what ur tired of @llcoolj. We’re not sitting here waiting for u 2 bless us w/ ur political hot takes.— BreakingBrown (Yvette Carnell)🇺🇸 (@BreakingBrown) May 31, 2020
Politics is about *POWER*, not *PRIDE*.
Nobody said symbolism doesn’t mean anything, but it never meant as much as substance. And that’s where Obama failed. https://t.co/yitAyEEvWu
The fact that LL Cool J’s daughter is dating Shameik Moore is pure comedy.— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒 💥 (@TheCourtKim) May 31, 2020
Tory Lanez is making more sense than LL Cool J... pic.twitter.com/3FSTz5R2k5— openly black (@lynjaimeee) May 31, 2020
I’d like to take this moment to remind everyone that LL Cool J also made the song “accidental racist” with Brad Paisley to defend white people. https://t.co/Cwj2oa7lmG— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) May 31, 2020