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L.L. Cool J has had a 30 year rap career, but during those years he was not especially noted for racially conscious music.  That’s probably why his guest appearance on Bryan Paisley’s  2013 song “Accidental Racist,” was a disaster.

L.L. rapped, “If you don’t judge my do-rag/I won’t judge your red flag.” and “If you don’t judge my gold chains/I’ll forget the iron chains.”

The song was highly criticized for its insensitivity and irresponsibility about race relations.

For his role in the spectacle, the rap legend was blasted for oversimplifying the suffering Black people experienced under racial oppression.

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