Robin Thicke: “Vibe Wouldn’t Put Me On the Cover Because I’m White”

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Robin Thicke speaks on color in the new Billboard magazine:

When I did a recent interview with Vibe magazine I asked, “Why can’t I get the cover? This is a magazine I love. If there’s one magazine that I’d want to be on the cover of, it’s Vibe.” Their response was they don’t have white artists on the cover; that the only white artist they’ve had on the cover was Eminem. I guess if that’s what it is, it is what it is. And I respect that because I live in a house with a black woman.

I won’t use the word “racism.” I will say it’s a tough — but rewarding — fight. I look at Mary J. Blige, somebody who has had only a few pop hits and yet has changed culture, generated new sounds and inspired leagues of artists. She’s now a worldwide phenomenon. And it’s because of what she stood for; she never gave up. She kept making great music, pouring her heart out to people.

You can’t always expect people to be as color-blind or open-minded as you want. What you can do is keep giving your heart and soul, like Bob Marley did. His music became so overwhelmingly loving; it was a relentless love in a sense. Keep beating them down with love and they can’t stop you.

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  • FineAsWine

    Double standards!

  • Southern L.A. GAL

    2nd. Damn. We need to stop this judging.

  • The Truth

    What Black women…. Is his wife Black???

  • dayg715

    white people are the LAST mf’s on this planet who should be trying to call racism anyway.

  • FineAsWine

    You can’t always expect people to be as color-blind or open-minded as you want. What you can do is keep giving your heart and soul, like Bob Marley did. His music became so overwhelmingly loving; it was a relentless love in a sense. Keep beating them down with love and they can’t stop you.

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    Well put Mr. Thick….he spoke on the issue really well. It is racist and thats too bad there are double standards like that. I’ve never heard a white magazine say “we dont put black people on the cover” so blatently. That would be racist. so for them to say that no white people can be on the cover, thats racist.

  • B'More

    @truth

    yeah, he’s married to Paula Patton.

  • FineAsWine

    YEs his wife is black…I believe its paula patton

  • Carpe

    That’s not true. Gwen Stefanie and Eminem were on the cover. If they were big enough to do it, when he is big enough he can do it. 98% of his fans are BLACK WOMEN!!

  • john

    Justin Timberlake did the cover of VIBE aswell.

  • B'More

    i want to hear Vibe’s side of the story first. who’s to say he’s telling the truth about their response? he could very well be lying. and how do we know white magazines haven’t said the same thing to black artists? maybe they just didn’t go public with it like this guy did. i’m pretty sure there are plenty of white magazines that have done the same thing to black artists.

  • FineAsWine

    The point is that Vibe said they dont put whites on the cover ….not that he’s not famous enough

  • Exxon

    He sounds like he on that crack again.

  • SHAMEFUL

    I like Robin Thicke. And if you have the gall to put talentless people like Eminem on the cover, and other white people like Gwen Stephanie (who isn’t soulful to me at all!) then why not put Robin on. REVERSE RACISM AT IT’S WORST.

  • Tell Da Truth & Shame All you Devils

    I,m so sorry to hear that Robin Thicke because, I really enjoy your music. I can’t even tell you the last time I picked up a Vibe magazine anyway.Sista to Sista yea, Vibe no

  • Shannon O.

    Okay…I understand exactly what he was trying to say…It’s not just Blacks that get hit with discrimation…it’s everyone of every color. It is not great to be on the other end of discrimation! I don’t believe that he is playing the race card either! I’m pretty sure that his wife has enlighten him at one point or another “HOW” to live or “BE” in a black persons world! I’m pretty sure that we have at one time or another either experienced this or know someone who has. We need to continue to pray and believe in our hearts that “WE” can if nobody else does…MAKE A CHANGE!

  • IF I MULTIPLY 2X's 2 IS IT REALLY, REALLY 4 ME(sxyQblondie glad itssss friday, got a lil red dress!!yeahhhhh)

    @ROBIN THICKE

    DONT YOU WORRY ABOUT IT HONEY. FOR 2 REASONS, YOUR MUSIC IS BRILLIANT AND YOU ARE A TALENTED ARTIST. AND I, WILL BE THE FIRST THING SMOKING TO THE RECORD STORE TO BUY IT. I DONT CARE IF YOU ARE PURPLE. YOU ARE OKAY IN MY BOOK DAMMIT. 2nd REASON YOU SHOULDNT WORRY ABOUT IT, IS BECAUSE VIBE SUCKS ANY DAMNED WAY. AND HAS BEEN SUCKING FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THATS WHY WHEN THEY CANCELLED MY FREE SUBSCRIPTION, I DIDNT GIVE A DAMN. CAUSE THEY ARE WACK. NOW, KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU, AND KEEP PUTTING OUT THAT GOOD MUSIC.

  • Sara

    His music is terrible anyway. He’s not neo-soul, r&b or whatever he says his music is. Just another artist who has a few minutes of fame left. Remember Job B?

  • Sara

    His music is terrible anyway. He’s not neo-soul, r&b or whatever he says his music is. Just another artist who has a few minutes of fame left. Remember Jon B?

  • IF I MULTIPLY 2X's 2 IS IT REALLY, REALLY 4 ME(sxyQblondie glad itssss friday, got a lil red dress!!yeahhhhh)

    GOOD AFTERNOON 6AM, MY DISSAPEARING FRIEND. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ANYWAY?

  • dayg715

    “The point is that Vibe said they dont put whites on the cover ….not that he’s not famous enough”

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    like i said, wait for Vibe’s side of the story. we don’t know that they really said that. and the point is, he’s NOT famous enough for the cover, especially since they HAVE had white artists on their cover. that was most likely the real reason.

  • Lady elle

    Wasn’t Robert Dinero just on the cover with 50cent?

  • DivaB

    This is offensive as hell that they would tell him this b.s. I remember when Gwen Stefani and Eminem was on the cover. What the hell??

    Yeah Vibe got some explaining to do… But I will say that maybe it was because he hasn’t had enough hits but because his white? Thats some bull!

  • Redd Tony aka Earth Sign {Its time for a Revolution)

    Robin Thicke: “Vibe Wouldn’t Put Me On the Cover Because I’m White”

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    so what, stop whinning bi*ch

  • DivaB

    Im mad that he “ASKED” them anyway.. Hmph!

  • Official TimeHater (RC's Cutie wit a booty)

    All I’m going to say is that I hope the comment was taken out of context because I don’t believe that Robin would say “Mary J Blige is someone who only had a few pop hits” because thats not true and wouldnt make sense for him to say that because he helped her write some of those hits….

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