By Shannon Carlin
The-Dream is speaking out against the racist comments made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling the only way he knows how, through song.
The-Dream released a new song called “Black” yesterday (April 29), which begins with the lines, “I feel real black right now.”
In the clip, he sings about his mom, who told him, “Never be impressed by a man with no message,” while shots of Sterling pass by. Over the weekend, a recording of a man, which reportedly has been confirmed to be Sterling, is heard telling his then girlfriend that he didn’t want her posting photos online of herself with black people, specifically basketball legend, Magic Johnson.
The video also features footage of other movements such as gay right and Occupy Wall Street and ends with the message, “Black isn’t just a color. Black isn’t just a race anymore. It’s a feeling and a place from which one feels isolated by the world of the governing elite. Classism is the new racism. This is what black feels like.”
Yesterday (April 29), Sterling was banned from the NBA for life and was also fined $2.5 million, the largest fine that the league bylaws would allow.