Disappointing might be one word to describe Kendrick Lamar today, set to surprise some fans with a remark he made on the treatment of ethnic minorities during a recent interview with ‘Billboard.’
I wish somebody would look in our neighbourhood knowing that it’s already a situation, mentally, where it’s f—ed up. What happened to [Michael Brown] should’ve never happened. Never. But when we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don’t start with just a rally, don’t start from looting — it starts from within.
Accused of suggesting that African-Americans who “don’t have respect” for themselves are deserving of the discrimination they’re said to face, it wasn’t long before Lamar found himself on the receiving end of remarks made by ‘Chips’ rapper Azealia Banks.
What she had to say on Lamar’s comment?
Find out below…
There are still young black kids in our public schools being indoctrinated with the same **** they pumped into my head. Becoming an adult and doing my own research has really opened my eyes and I get upset to know that once on the other side of feeling like black people aren’t **** because that’s what America and my social studies textbook taught me.
I really pray for the minds of the urban youth, I really do because I was once on the side of feeling I wasn’t owed anything. HOW DARE YOU open ur face to a white publication and tell them that we don’t respect ourselves…. Speak for your fucking self. There are things in society that benefit a select few of us. fine…. But don’t put down the rest by saying they don’t respect themselves. Lol do you know about the generational effects of poverty, racism and discrimination?
When we don’t respect ourselves how can we expect them to respect us” dumbest shit I’ve ever heard a black man say.