Brand Nubian rapper Lord Jamar was questioned during a recent interview about a Korean man who was pictured in blackface in a photo with Snoop Dogg that went viral.
Jamar says he’s noticed that people in Asia “worship” black culture.
He then said that because of their infatuation with black culture, the man who was dressed in blackface may have been paying tribute to black culture rather than mocking it.
L-Jamar said, “From going overseas and shit like that, I happen to know that Asian people—I mean, I’ve never been in Korea, but I’ve been to Japan. And I know they straight up worship some black sh*t.”
Lord Jamar also said that a Korean person in blackface isn’t the same as a white American in blackface because here in the U.S. most people are familiar with the controversial history behind blackface.