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White rapper “Macklemore” denounces himself for being white

Azealia Banks is a black female rap star who has been publicly attacking white rap stars. Her most recent tirade called for black people to kill white people using witchcraft.

When Banks attacked white rapper Macklemore, he took to the radio to denounce himself for being white.

Macklemore said the media and white parents give him special treatment for being white. He also said he protested for the violent criminal Mike Brown. He said that he carefully maintained his secondary position as a white man, and did not “co-opt” the protest from black people.

So you have a white rap star denouncing his whiteness, at the prompting of a black female rap star who says she wants to kill white people. 


In an interview with a radio station earlier this month, outspoken rapper Azealia Banks slammed white hip-hop stars including Macklemore for winning Grammy Awards over black artists.

When asked if he felt his skin color has contributed to his huge commercial success in the predominantly black genre, Macklemore replied, “Yes, absolutely. Why am I safe? Why can I cuss on a record, have a parental advisory sticker on the cover of my album, yet parents are still like, ‘You’re the only rap I let my kids listen to.’

“If I was black, what would my drug addiction look like? It would be twisted into something else versus maybe, ‘Get back on your feet!’ The privilege that exists in the music industry is just a greater symptom of the privilege that exists in America. There’s no difference… I got put in that ‘hero’ box and I think that when that happens, it’s because of white privilege.”

Macklemore, who joined protests against the Brown ruling in his native Seattle, Wash., in November, went on to urge fellow Americans to speak out about race issues.

He added, “Silence is an action and it’s my privilege that I can be silent about this issue. And I’m tired of being silent about it. We have to get past that awkward stage of the race conversation. As a white person, we have to listen. We need to direct the attention to the people of color that are on the ground mobilizing and listen to those people.

“For me, as a white rapper, I’m like, ‘How do I get involved on a level where I’m not co-opting the movement, but also realizing the platform that I have and the reach that I have and doing it in an authentic, genuine way’.”