David Banner: ‘White Folks Got Black Folks So Petrified They Tell You How to Protest’ [VIDEO]
David Banner is undoubtedly one of the most outspoken artists in music, and he naturally had something to say about the new wave of protests that took place this weekend, after Trump called NFL players who kneeled during the anthem "sons of b---es."
“Let me tell you something: If you’re protesting something, you don’t give a f--- about how the people who you are protesting—you don’t care how they feel,” Banner said in a series of Instagram videos. “White folks got Black folks so petrified that they tell you how to protest. You know, White folks talk about this flag all the time, you created that flag and came to America because you thought you were being oppressed. If you look at it, you were saying the same ---ing thing. You should be able to praise who you want to praise. Say what you want to say. I mean it’s a direct contradiction. And Black people actually give a f--- about what the crazy White people have to say."
Banner, who released The God Box back in May, goes on to say that Black people are “so violent” on the football field for the sake of “entertaining our oppressors” but “so meek and humble” when it comes to addressing the “death of innocent children, women and men”. He joins a chorus of voices chiming in on the protest, including Russell Simmons who said players who locked arms or stayed in the locker room were acting like "b----es" before apologizing for his language.
You can check out everything Banner had to say below.