However, during a promo interview for the upcoming season of his show ‘Atlanta,’ the musician/actor rustled a few feathers. Especially those of Lady Gaga fans and organisers of the Grammys.
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Speaking with the New Yorker, the 35-year-old veered into the debate around race and how he’s been affected by it in the business
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He continued, “I went to school with white people who had less talent than me—because I’m talented as ****—and they’re doing way better than me. I went to N.Y.U. with Lady Gaga.” There was a burst of laughter and applause from the den.“Now, CBS ran Grammys ads this week, and I’m one of the hotter acts, and they had a visual of the performers on the show: Lady Gaga, Pink, and me. Only they showed some black kid from a fan video—it’s not even me. I was, like, **** this, **** them, I’m not going to do the show!” After a moment, he added, quietly, “The sad thing is I’m going to do it, because black people don’t get that chance very often.”
Do you agree with him or nah?