After melting our hearts with “I’m Sorry,” Joyner Lucas returns with a brand new video for his absolute banger, “I’m Not Racist.” As expected, the “508-507-2209” single tackles one of the most critical social issues that modern America has to deal with – the disconnect between white and black people, with both sides facing each other for a brutally honest conversation.
Sssooo… Let’s Start by Watching the Music Video for I’m Not Racist by Joyner Lucas
Claiming the Double Standard
The first verse goes to the conservative side portrayed in the video by a white middle-class working man with a MAGA hat that speaks his mind on the race issue. He goes off by claiming the double standard on the n-word while dismissing slavery as a past irrelevant issue.
The chubby Trump supporter continues by putting his “rival” to shame for not taking care of his own children, appealing to drugs and alcohol to drown his sorrow, and not having any personal goals.
Get your Priorities Straight
The conversation is nowhere near over as the first guy starts blaming black people for not having their priorities straight and for opting out to sell drugs instead of getting an honest job. By tackling the job situation, the MAGA supporter also dismisses the poverty rate while suggesting that black people complain too much and do too little to change their situation.
Approaching the end of his speech, the conservative voter stands by his president while claiming that blacks have a mentality issue since they worship people like 2Pac instead of looking to follow the footsteps of personalities such as Einstein or Steve Jobs.
Denounce Eminem for Taking a Stand Against Trump
Last but not least, he says that white people denounce Eminem for taking a stand against Trump in one of his latest freestyles and that he doesn’t consider himself racist since he has a member of his family dating a black person.
After patiently waiting for his white adversary to speak his mind on all the race issues, the black person in the video who seems to have a leftist political view decides to take a stand and speak his mind as well. The second verse offers a reply to the first one as the n-word issue gets debated first.
I’m Not Racist? Now the Tables Turn
According to our guy, the n-word now belongs to the black people. He takes every use of it in vain as his grandmother was a slave. He goes on by saying that he genuinely wishes that his adversary would walk a mile in his shoes to understand how hard it is to have faith in this political climate.
The young nonchalant black person in the video continues by blaming white people for stealing from the black culture and hating Barack Obama for simply being black.
A Meaningful Insight into Black Lives
When common-sense steps in, the white guy in the clip sees that the person standing in front of him is not that different and shares the same concerns for themselves, their families, and their country.
The video ends with the rivals making peace and hugging each other while admitting that there are two sides to each story – a saying that we should all consider for the sake of us.
Could This Song Get Any More Controversial?
If you know anything about this song, you know it was extremely controversial because it discusses highly contentious issues between black people and white people. But you would however be surprised to know that this song sparked off outrage by black people against Joyner Lucas himself! Crazy right??
Well, some individuals and sections of the black society have criticized Joyner Lucas for this project because he did not represent or bring out black people’s arguments and main concerns very well. Many have accused him of a weak rebuttal and not doing justice to the black people’s perspective in the song. Some have also suggested that the black person’s rebuttal was not enlightened enough and inadvertently reinforced stereotypes and trivial things such as ‘fried chicken,’ ‘Kool-Aid’ and the glorification of Tupac when there are way more important points in black people’s racial equality struggles.
It also appears that other rappers felt Joyner’s rebuttal was inadequate as well. This is possibly what caused New York rapper, Mysonne, to deliver his “I’m Not Racist – Remix.”
In this remix, Mysonne delivers a deep and enlightened verse which quite evidently brings out arguments from the black perspective that Joyner did not voice out or address in his version of the song.
See it here!
That being said, Mysonne’s verse on the remix seems to have struck a chord with many people who believe he did a better job on the black rebuttal and perspective. This is what some fans on YouTube said about it:
That’s how you rap the black perspective!!!
This was the rebuttal that the original video needed.
This made my eyes water. This is the perspective joyner lucas didn’t execute.💯✊😍
So who rapped it better? Watch the video and let us know your thoughts and opinions.