Miguel Stands By His Comments About Black People
Earlier this week, R&B
panty leg dropper extraordinaire Miguel went on a Twitter rant about how black people are the most judgmental people in the world who have been programmed to hate themselves. And while he faced much backlash from his fans and the black community in general over his controversial commentary, Miguel isn’t being quick to back down.
He recently sat down with BBC radio for an interview where he reaffirmed his statements and elaborated on the motivation behind his reasoning:
via BBC Radio
“What is clear is when you put it all in context, I’m saying that we are judgmental of our own. We’re very judgmental of each other. We’re tearing each other down, and that’s why the second tweet about us being preprogrammed and preconditioned to hate each other and hate ourselves is valid.
I see more black people tearing down other black people than I see any other culture regardless of what they’re doing, and whether or not you agree with that, that’s okay. I’m just talking about what I see, and how disappointed I am in that. I’m not judging my own people. That’s a fallacy. I’m merely speaking on what I see and making a conversation of it.”
Miguel also responded to all of the hilarious internet memes and endless slander that began following his infamous WWF style Billboard Awards performance leg drop that brought an audience member face-to-face with his long johnson. Hit the flip to hear what he had to say…
“The memes are like the funniest though. The memes like of the actual, what happened, like the memes of it are the funniest.
The natural inclination is to make sure everyone around you is okay right? But then it’s like the show must go on, which is like professionalism, so that kicks in. As soon as the cameras are off I’m like running to the girl, making sure she’s okay, ‘let me take her to the infirmary, let me talk to her, are you okay?’
Good to know he had a sense of humor about it in the end. Anything else would have probably just encouraged more slander.