LL Cool J Addresses Racism In America: ‘You Do Not Have To Be Afraid Of Me’ | MSNBC

LL Cool J Addresses Racism In America: 'You Do Not Have To Be Afraid Of Me' | MSNBC 1


Grammy-award winning artist, actor and trailblazer LL Cool J joins MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber to discuss the murder of George Floyd, racism in America and the ongoing protests. LL Cool J addresses officers being charged in the Atlanta shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, telling Melber it was “the right thing,” and argues America must “dig deeper into the idea of implicit bias.” Melber unearths footage of LL Cool J speaking about the public perception of rappers in 1997, telling white America “you do not have to be afraid of me.” (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 6/17/2020.
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LL Cool J Addresses Racism In America: 'You Do Not Have To Be Afraid Of Me' | MSNBC

42 Comments on "LL Cool J Addresses Racism In America: ‘You Do Not Have To Be Afraid Of Me’ | MSNBC"

  1. LL COOL J in da house !!!

  2. Sandra Brown | June 17, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

    LL Cool J is such a well spoken young man, yes I said young because I’m much older. I have always had much respect for him and how he stands up for what’s Right! God Bless this Man!

    • Noodles Foodles | June 17, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      You just committed CASUAL RACISM. Y’all (white folks) need to check yourself when you call us (black people) “WELL SPOKEN”.

  3. Brexit Refugee | June 17, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

    I remember when LL’s Mama Said Knock You Out got labelled as promoting violence. Even though the song is about doing your best. Lol.

  4. Angel mendoza | June 17, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

    I have rock the bells at 57 years old

  5. Jennifer Melekwe | June 17, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

    Yes LL what does it profit these few billionaires to gain the whole wealth but lose your soul! Deep stuff..

    • Deep? Rme

    • chauncey the gardener | June 17, 2020 at 11:26 PM | Reply

      Did you know some white billionaire is paying protesters to incite violence? And it’s probably a Democrat you know the ones that were slave owners

    • Jennifer Melekwe | June 17, 2020 at 11:29 PM | Reply

      chauncey the gardener yes I do believe that and if you want to be fair republicans also are paying people so let’s keep it real.

  6. I love LL Cool J! Always have! I watched that vid he did. It touched me deeply. Love and light.💞

  7. James Todd for president…..he was impressive.

  8. Oh LL..Afraid of you?? Hahaha..i wanted to MARRY you..lol

  9. Ari and LL Cool J … gratitude. 🙏🏼💕

  10. Lynn Bushell | June 17, 2020 at 9:15 PM | Reply

    It’s truly amazing what it took to finally make America pay attention. The good people who have been out for the last 3 weeks have made a difference. Still a long way to go, but there are finally cracks in the armor. God bless every protestor who have given their time and spirit to this long overdo reform.

  11. i Love LL Cool J i’m His Fans From The 80’s and Until Now My Number One Song From LL Cool J i Need A Love i Have A lot of Black Brother i Don’t Care What Color of Skin’s We Are We All Human i Love Every Culture i Believe Bible i’m A Asians Canadian i’m From Thailand 😎👍👍👍👍

  12. OBEY the Lord.

  13. I’m really angry that my history education was evasive and incomplete. 🤨

  14. LL Cool J’s been trying to knock me out since 1990. I don’t know what I did to his mom, but she’s got it out for me.

  15. If Mr Brooks would have been white they would have driven him to his sister’s house.

  16. Ladies love cool James.
    Well said. respect.

  17. He’s right. If you’re so fearful of policing then find yourself another job–any job that doesn’t give you fear. Cowardice is not an excuse to go out and murder people.

  18. Gaylene Newton | June 17, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

    An outsiders thoughts; reading through the comments threads I can only shake my head at how disparate the American people have become. I did live & work there for 5+yrs for my company. However once my daughter was born I requested a transfer back to Canada. That was over 22 years ago now and she’s just finished her degree in Conflict Resolution (global & local focus) & is studying to become a Human Rights lawyer. The reality of the reasons I left; inadequate schooling, gender/race bias, this inane notion that if I shout the loudest then I’m the winner, the incomprehensible idea of arming yourselves & your police like your heading into a war zone every day is honestly quite beyond me. Apologies for the diatribe; but perhaps you may want to consider making all your lives better by working jointly on solutions and stop the finger pointing…as my grandmother always said, that leaves 3 fingers pointing back at you; so what are YOU going to do about it. Enough people, we are all watching and are beyond flabbergasted that a country with so much potential is more willing to tear itself apart in spite of itself. Fix yourselves and help all you can along the way.

    • Crystal Roberts | June 17, 2020 at 11:23 PM | Reply

      That’s what we need someone who wants to protect
      Thank you 😊❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  19. Gloria Gargano | June 17, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

    Yes the law is for everyone so let’s put the laws to bunker boy put him in JAIL

  20. A lot of “money don’t matter or make you happy” talk from two guys who are extremely comfortable and making money during these times. Lol

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