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Lil Wayne: I’ve Never Dealt with Racism 

Scott Baumgartner | September 14, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The hip-hop star offers his two cents on the turbulent topic. More »


Zendaya Recalls Her Encounter with a Super Racist Grocery Store Clerk

Natasha Reda | September 7, 2016 - 12:13 pm

Zendaya says she was very disrespected. More »


Some People Are Saying Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Video Is Racist

Matt Russoniello | August 19, 2014 - 11:30 am

Throughout her decade-long career, Taylor Swift has done an impressive job at avoiding controversy, at least when it comes to her music. (Her romantic life is another story.)

But yesterday, Swift released a new song and video for “Shake It Off,” the first taken from her new album 1989, and some… More »


But I Have a Japanese Friend: Avril Lavigne Responds to Accusations of Racism Against Her Latest Music Video

Robert Kessler | April 24, 2014 - 11:00 am

Earlier this week, Avril Lavigne released the music video for “Hello Kitty.” Many called the hyper-colorful, Japan-set video ridiculous. That was bad. Others called it out-and-out racist. That was worse.

So Lavigne is defending herself against the charges of racism with the old “but I have a black friend” excuse. … More »