You hear the title of that song and you definitely think “oh, this must be an SNL skit or something” but it’s an actual song by Brad Paisley featuring our favourite lip licking rapper LL Cool J. It could have been the Nelly and Tim McGraw collaboration of 2013 but it was unintentionally racist.
The whole basis of the song is how Mr. Paisley is proud of his southern heritage and some aspects are accidentally racist. They also touch on stereotyping, gold chains and the confederate flag An example:
To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand
When I put on that T-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I’m a Skynyrd fan
The red flag on my chest somehow is like the elephant in the corner of the south and I just walked him right in the room
Now if you think that’s bad, LL thanks Abe Lincoln for freeing the slaves and something about gold chains & stereotyping. An example of LL’s worse bars I’ve ever heard:
Dear Mr. White Man, I wish you understood what the world is really like when you’re livin’ in the hood
Just because my pants are saggin’ doesn’t mean I’m up to no good
You should try to get to know me, I really wish you would
Now my chains are gold but I’m still misunderstood
The point is this may actually make Ray J’s I Hit That First look like a masterpiece. The lazy lyrics, the horrible subject matter all coming from two talented musicians. This is post-racial America.
Since it came out, it has been pulled from YouTube and various websites. Perhaps that’s one track they didn’t expect to backfire on them. Brad and LL didn’t help the racial divide with this song but only pointed out it within society. On the other hand, they did bring both blacks and white to hate this song together.