Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 spoke with DX about the backlash some celebrities are receiving because of perceived beliefs that some don’t care about the current situation happening in the world in terms of racial inequality.
Lil Wayne and Floyd Mayweather have come under fire from fans and critics and Royce touched upon their supposed detachment of the situation.
“Like Lil Wayne as much as I love Lil Wayne, his comments and then his attempt to clean up the comments just shows his detachment from what’s going on” Royce told DX. “And it’s like, we can’t really come down on our brothers for that. We can’t come down on Floyd Mayweather for not having the slightest idea of how to get involved with anything or the slightest idea of how to express sympathy, empathy, love or anything without just writing a check about it. There’s a deeper problem there. That’s what happens when you give your entire life to your craft. ..People who are that great and who invest their entire selves to something are like fishes out of water when they’re not doing it no more.”
J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have faced possible cancel culture for their supposed lack of commitment to the movement as well.
“Dave Chappelle is my guy when it comes to that, so I always look to hear from him – but it doesn’t mean I’m challenging him,” Royce explained to DX. “Then you got other people who are challenging J. Cole and Kendrick to shift some of the focus off of them because they ain’t doing shit. So I think there’s places where it’s valid and there’s places where it’s just bullshit. It’s just like trolling.”
He also hopes that Kendrick Lamar did not feel any pressure to take part in any activities.
“And I think Kendrick coming out a couple days later and popping out at a Compton rally,” Royce exclaimed. “I don’t know if that was something that was already planned or if he just did that to tell people to kind of shut the fuck up. But if he was made to feel like that, I’m not cool with that.”
Check out more of what he had to say in the video below!