Daniel Caesar is under fire for his controversial comments.
During a recent Instagram Live session, the Canadian singer came to the defense of media personality YesJulz, who has been accused of being a culture vulture. Caesar—who admitted that he was “drunk as fuck” during the broadcast—asked his black fans why they were being “so mean” to white people.
“Why are we being so mean to Julz?” he said in response to her appearance on the “Easily Offended” podcast. “Why are we being so mean to white people right now? That’s a serious question. Why is it that we’re allowed to be disrespectful and rude to everybody else and when anybody returns any type of energy to us… That’s not equality. I don’t wanna be treated like I can’t take a joke.”
He related his feelings back to his recent appearance on John Mayer’s Instagram Live show “Current Mood,” where Dave Chappelle called him “very gay.” “I just went through that fucking Chappelle shit and I had to in the moment acknowledge that I was being fucking sensitive, and that I need to be able to take a joke just like everybody else,” he said. “That’s what it is. People are allowed to say whatever the fuck they want.”
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He continued, “White people have been mean to us in the past. What are you gonna do about that? Tell me what you’re gonna do about that. There’s no answer other than creating understanding and keeping it moving. That’s some biblical shit. You have to bridge the gap.”
Caesar doubled down on his comments. “I truly believe in what I’m saying right now,” he said. “You can’t win the game by choosing to not accept the winning team’s strategy. You have to acknowledge a strategy and then build a strategy on top of that.”
He went on to say that “being a victim doesn’t get you paid” and that anyone who doesn’t agree with him can cancel him. “I’ve said what I’ve said before and y’all tried to cancel me and I apologized like a bitch,” he said. “I don’t believe in that shit ’cause I think you guys are wrong and I think I’m right…and you can cancel me.”
Added Caesar, “Don’t listen to my next shit if you think I’m shit…Make me broke, make me suffer for my opinion. I believe in it.”
Caesar received backlash over his comments, with many on social media dragging the Grammy winner.
Daniel Caesar had THE wedding song on LOCK for the next 20 years. Then he wanted to be captain save a ho for YesJulz culture vulture ass.
— Q-Drip (@B_Impeccable) March 20, 2019
Daniel Caesar was among the first and only niggas to defend K*nye’s slavery comments and you actually thought he wouldn’t defend Yes Julz?? pic.twitter.com/IexZhZQjQU
— Mother of Draggings (@sydsugoi) March 20, 2019
Daniel Caesar asked us to bridge the gap, when he can’t even bridge his… pic.twitter.com/fYJiKmhGmG
— L E A (@_MissLeandra) March 20, 2019