Wale Says The Word ‘Black’ Sometimes Offends People, Defends Black Women: They’re Underpaid In Every Industry
Wale is never shy about speaking his mind in his music or in interviews. In his latest interview, he opened up about how the word”Black,” makes some uncomfortable.
He first spoke on how difficult it was to get his new song “Black Girl Magic” released.
“I just know that some of the lines hit a nerve.”
He added that the word “black” period is an issue for many.
“Sometimes I feel like, the word ‘black’ offends people sometimes. It just makes people uncomfortable. I think this is something that’s happened within the last 3-4 years…just the word ‘black’ when referring to us makes people uncomfortable, like a little bit.”
He also said he experienced a different type of reaction for his song “Black Girl Bonnie.”
He went back to speaking on “Black Girl Magic,” which he said is officially called “BGM.” He also spoke on how Black women are underpaid
“in every industry.”
He also said he feels it’s important to represent Black women because,
“My mother is one. My daughter’s one. My daughter’s mother is one. I got so many… even at my label, I see what they go through. Or my friend’s mothers, what they go through, just how hard it is. It’s already hard enough being black. But like, being a black woman, you got two things you gotta be mindful of.”
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