Former Hootie and the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker learned that while he may sing what’s commonly known in the Black community as “White music”, he’s still Black.
The popular country singer got into a spat on Twitter after a country music fan told him he should leave the genre to “White folk.”
“WOW. Is this 2013 or 1913,” the singer replied on Twitter. “I’ll take my Grand Ole Opry membership and leave your racism. Wow,” he added.
Rucker was asked about the incident in an interview with Rolling Stone this week, and offered this response. “I was absolutely shocked. Sometimes people will say, ‘You’re not country,’ and I know what that means, because they can’t be talking about the music. But when somebody says to leave country music to the white folks, that is unbelievable to me … but that’s life,” he explained.
“That’s something that I’m going to have to deal with the rest of my career, because I’m a Black guy in country music and there are people who don’t like that. But it’s not going to make me quit.”
Good for you, Hootie.
Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News
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