WARNING: This story contains graphic language.
Canadian singer Daniel Caesar is under fire for an Instagram Live stream where he told his black audience that “being a victim doesn’t get you paid.”
“Are there black people in this chat right now?” Caesar asked. “Why are we being so mean to white people right now? That’s a serious question.”
The Grammy winner said several times during his livestream that he was “drunk as f*ck.”
In the video, Caesar tries to defend his friend, YezJulz, a white woman who has found herself at the centre of racial controversy a number of times.
YesJulz recently appeared on the “Easily Offended” podcast and spoke about the time she posted a picture of a “N*gg*s lie a lot” T-shirt, asking if she should wear it to a festival.
She went on to rant about black women such as Scottie Beam and Karen Civil explaining to her that actions exploit black culture for her own gain and she tried to defend herself from accusations of being a “culture vulture.”
Caesar weighed in on how social media users were treating the controversial online personality YezJulz after she had publicly criticized Civil and Beam.
“Why are we being so mean to Julz?” he said. “Why are we being so mean to white people right now? That’s a serious question. Why is it that we’re allowed to be disrespectful and rude to everybody else and when anybody returns any type of energy to us… That’s not equality. I don’t wanna be treated like I can’t take a joke.”
(WARNING: This video contains explicit language.)
“I just went through that f**king Chappelle sh*t and I had to in the moment acknowledge that I was being f**king sensitive and that I need to be able to take a joke just like everybody else,” the Get You singer said.
“That’s what it is. People are allowed to say what the f**k they want. I’m allowed to feel how I want but it’s like am I going to fight them? Or am I going to accept what they have to say and keep it f**king moving.”
He continued: “White people have been mean to us in the past. What are you gonna do about that? Tell me what you’re gonna do about that. There’s no answer other than creating understanding and keeping it moving. That’s some biblical sh*t. You have to bridge the gap.
“Are we winning right now as a culture? Are we popular in society? We’re not. And you can’t win the game by choosing to not accept the winning team’s strategy.”
Caesar went on to say that “being a victim doesn’t get you paid.” He urged anyone who wanted to “cancel” him due to his comments to discontinue listening to his music.
“I’ve said what I’ve said before and y’all tried to cancel me and I apologized like a b*tch,” he said. “I don’t believe in that sh*t because I think you guys are wrong and I’m right.”
“Don’t listen to my next sh*t if you think I’m sh*t,” he said. “Make me broke. Make me suffer for my opinion. I believe in it.”
Many people took to Twitter to “cancel” Caesar.
I just knew Daniel Caesar hit the sunken place the moment his hair went blonde. He’s really out here defending “No Julz” saying black people can’t take a joke… I’ve had enough. pic.twitter.com/RJ6nX8AGdR
— RUBIE 🇭🇹 (@DjRubieLee) March 20, 2019
You have culture vultures and you have enablers.https://t.co/QyozLZHHAq
— Charles Preston (@_CharlesPreston) March 20, 2019
The more Daniel Caesar keeps saying “I’m drunk af 🤪” … the more I know he’s sober
— Dilys (@Dilysnana) March 20, 2019
Daniel Caesar asked us to bridge the gap, when he can’t even bridge his… pic.twitter.com/fYJiKmhGmG
— 👸🏾L E A👸🏾 (@_MissLeandra) March 20, 2019
Is this the same Daniel Caesar that was about to cry when Dave Chapelle said he “sings gay”? Because if so… https://t.co/EsEihdtt8i
— We me and Milano (@eleven8) March 20, 2019
Daniel Caesar really thought he had a point … pic.twitter.com/zThdoJcROG
— Natelegé Whaley (@natelege_) March 20, 2019
Daniel Caesar wanna shuck n jive and get cancelled this early ok in the game?! Ok!! Time to make the call pic.twitter.com/zrgjGCErQe
— Fat Ass Kelly Price (@KingWeird) March 20, 2019
Me to Daniel Caesar, after playing Freudian over and over: pic.twitter.com/RyWkZd7vW2
— Jynna Hughes (@jynhugh) March 20, 2019
Caesar had not addressed his comments further at the time of this writing.
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