Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.
“This is a Black moment, rarer than rare in this culture. If you don’t like the way Black artists portray white people, work on changing the impact of white people in Black lives, not on telling Black people they’re wrong about their own lives.”
“Mackelmore is simply the latest in a very long line of white liberals who chose to play the white savior role and speak for brown-skinned people instead of providing the platform for us to speak for ourselves,” Gyasi explained.
Read about it and listen to the track here: Gyasi Ross Schools Mackelmore: White Privilege, White Guilt, and the Role of White Allies – ICTMN.com