Will.i.am Defends "Blackface" VMA Costume

Sep 14, 2010 Full story: NBC Philadelphia 9

Last year's VMAs were all about the on-stage controversies. The 2010 edition has been dominated by questionable wardrobe choices.

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Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Sep 14, 2010
Will.i.am: "Are you guys serious? my outfit set 'black people back 100 yrs' choose your twits wisely," he wrote in another missive. "no education sets people back, no jobs, bad health."

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The funny part is white liberals have the problem. Blacks are too busy dodging bullets and real racism to worry about a freak dressed like an S&M guy at an awards show for brain dead morons.
Spikewebbe

Corona, NY

#3 Sep 14, 2010
I wasn't racist; it was costume. Granted, I think the get up looked silly, not racist. I've seen a lot worse.
Boogie Beater

United States

#4 Sep 14, 2010
Dr-Zaius wrote:
Will.i.am: "Are you guys serious? my outfit set 'black people back 100 yrs' choose your twits wisely," he wrote in another missive. "no education sets people back, no jobs, bad health."
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The funny part is white liberals have the problem. Blacks are too busy dodging bullets and real racism to worry about a freak dressed like an S&M guy at an awards show for brain dead morons.
If kneegers did not act like kneegers, they would never be subject to racism. When a racist like me sees a person with a black skin, we see not just a black skin, but the stereotypical jig who inhabits that skin. Keep your tan, but change the filthy way you live, and racism will soon dissapear.

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Sep 14, 2010
Boogie Beater wrote:
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If kneegers did not act like kneegers, they would never be subject to racism. When a racist like me sees a person with a black skin, we see not just a black skin, but the stereotypical jig who inhabits that skin. Keep your tan, but change the filthy way you live, and racism will soon dissapear.
I honestly feel bad for the few that are unfairly stereotyped.

That does not mean I am gong to go playing with a hippopotamus or crocodile in the Zambezi River because I saw one at the zoo.

When the statistics in every category line up most racism would definitely disappear. Perhaps in 10,000 years.

Since: Jul 10

Powder Springs, GA

#6 Sep 14, 2010
On Oprah the other day he paid off some mortgages for people losing their homes. I wish more people with that kind of money would start doing that. Seems like a nice guy to me and it isn't like he is white come on people.
Spikewebbe

Corona, NY

#7 Sep 14, 2010
madgar wrote:
On Oprah the other day he paid off some mortgages for people losing their homes. I wish more people with that kind of money would start doing that. Seems like a nice guy to me and it isn't like he is white come on people.
He seems like a very giving person; he does a lot of charity work for Haiti. A lot of people with money do do things like pay off people's mortgages, ect. They just perfer to do it privately and not go on the Oprah Show to publisize it, not that there's anything wrong with it.

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Since: Apr 09

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#9 Sep 14, 2010
madgar wrote:
On Oprah the other day he paid off some mortgages for people losing their homes. I wish more people with that kind of money would start doing that. Seems like a nice guy to me and it isn't like he is white come on people.
he also started a scholarship for students from his old neighborhood in cali. Wil.i.am, is far from an embarassment to black people. i wish we had more rappers like him, instead of 50 cents and T.I. Unfortunately many young black people thinks he is weird, and not "gangsta enough" cus B.E.P makes song about more than jewelry, cars, champagne and biotches.
Jawga Boy

Atlanta, GA

#10 Sep 14, 2010

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Since: Mar 10

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#11 Sep 14, 2010
I just thought he looked FUGLY!!! Thats my only beef with his "costume"

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