The flying kickster himself, Miguel, has taken to the airwaves to defend his recent tweets about black people being judgmental. But he’s not changing his mind and stands by what he said. During his interview on the BBC’s 1 Xtra show he opined about the backlash he’s received and pretty much judged everyone:
What is clear is when you put it all in context is that 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. And that’s the context. If you take it out of context, I seem like I’m uneducated.
I see it. It doesn’t even have to pertain to me. I could be on a blog about some other urban act doing something and I’ll be honest with you, and most people have to acknowledge this, 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 what I see and making a conversation of it. It’s so easy to hide behind your influence and use it for personal gain and it really takes a bit of backbone to speak your mind on the issues that really bother you and that was the intention.
The interesting thing is it’s being covered in a way that makes it very negative, when in reality it’s a very — it’s not a judgmental statement in context… If anyone out there doesn’t like me for that I can respect that, but you can always know I’ll be the artist and the man who will stand by his opinion, express his opinion, and be open and honest to people when they seek me out.
What do you think of his comments?