Posted: Apr 09, 2013
Brad’s new album Wheelhouse is available for purchase today and features LL Cool J in the controversial collaboration, which has sparked a firestorm on social media.
Brad explains to Ellen why he decided to raise a few eyebrows with “Accidental Racist.”
“I don’t know if any of you noticed, but there is some racial tension here and there,” Brad tells Ellen. “I felt like when we were writing this song it wasn’t necessarily up to the media … or talk radio or anything like that to deal with that anymore. I think it’s music’s turn to have the conversation.”
Brad responds to his critics, who say he is glossing over the history of racism in the South, by telling Entertainment Weekly he tried to address the topic in the most honest way possible.
Pick up Brad’s new album Wheelhouse today.