Watch: Lupe Fiasco Compares Justin Bieber's Racist Joke to Donald Sterling
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.06.2014
"I don't think anyone should be allowed to profit off racism..."
Lupe Fiasco has weighed in on the Justin Bieber racism controversy. Fiasco spoke with MTV News and was asked about Bieber's videos where he made racist jokes five years ago, which have drawn criticism but also had the likes of Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Birdman and Floyd Mayweather defending him.
Fiasco noted that people have condemned Donald Stirling for racism without his use of the N-word but that Bieber seems to be having an easier time, saying, "There was such an uproar about someone who didn't use the N-word at all. And you have someone who just made a very racist joke… I wonder if Justin Bieber's going to get the same treatment as Donald Sterling. I don't think he will."
He added, "I don't think anybody should be allowed to profit about racism."