Lakeith Stanfield Drops Diss Track Against Charlamagne Tha God Amid Feud Over His Labeling Of 'The Breakfast Club' As 'Anti-Black'
The superstar actor went after the media blogs and shows on his Instagram page.
Update (November 22, 2019): After going toe-to-toe with The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God on social media, actor Lakeith Stanfield has dropped a diss track going after the radio personality and morning radio show for being “anti-Black.”
The actor released the song on November 16 following an ongoing war of words with Charlamagne that sparked over a since-deleted Instagram post from Stanfield that criticized platforms like The Breakfast Club for being problematic for the Black community.
“The shade room, lipstick Alley, breakfast club, worldstar, and many others are or anti black,” the Nov. 13 post read.
The caption under the post stated: “They serve as bottomless coward consumptions pits and digital, audio, or otherwise slave mentality museums. @ all you want.”
Quick to respond to any criticism, Charlamagne promptly dubbed Stanfield the “Donkey of the Day” the next day.
“I’ve damn near heard it all about myself online, but what you won’t do is ever fix your lips to call one of my platforms, especially The Breakfast Club, anti-Black,” Charlamagne clapped back.
“Young king, I know for a fact you don’t take the chances that I do, every day, in the name of Blackness. That’s exactly why you didn’t call out any white media outlets, because your publicist, your agent, and those Hollywood executives you work for would have had a fit. You would’ve never taken that chance.”
Days later, the Sorry to Bother You actor dropped the diss track, which included cover art showing the radio host with clear blackface minstrel show depictions.
“I’m Black, I’m Atlanta, I’m the Hall of Fame/Insecure, you afraid, you’s a Charlamagne/B***h, that p***y s**t that runs your lips I’m born to trip/I’m mixing up my blood with drugs and guns and gangsta Crip,” the actor said on the track.
The track is reportedly set to appear on a project Stanfield is working on titled Self Control.
Original (November 14, 2019): Atlanta actor Lakeith Stanfield went after some of the internet's favorite Black media blogs on Wednesday, calling many of them "anti-Black."
"It’s a fact that a lot of these platforms are usually or tend to be feeding grounds for negative reinforcement toward BLACK 'nonconformists.' They bolster faux vanity and hold a white supremacists scope over Black men and women often highlighting negative attributes and downplaying mind expanding ones," Stanfield wrote on Instagram.
In a picture accompanying his post, the actor called out The Shade Room, Lipstick Alley, The Breakfast Club, and WorldStar specifically for being "anti-Black."
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It’s a fact that a lot of these platforms are usually or tend to be feeding grounds for negative reinforcement toward BLACK “nonconformists”. They bolster faux vanity and hold a white supremacists scope over black men and women often highlighting negative attributes and downplaying mind expanding ones. They serve as bottomless coward consumption pits and digital, audio, or otherwise slave mentatilty museums. @ all you want
"They serve as bottomless coward consumption pits and digital, audio, or otherwise slave mentality museums. @ all you want," he added at the end of his post.
Dozens of actors and artists agreed with the statement and commented on the post. Artist Gianni Lee said the media gossip sites not only focused on the wrong things, but they also make those who aren't mainstream feel like outsiders.
"When they do have forward thinking or progressive guests they tend to make them feel like weirdos or poke fun at their views. Most of the time they never get the platform to begin with. Many of the content they spew does not do a good job of showing the full spectrum of blackness and leaves a lot of us “weirdos” under-represented. We just choose not to say anything because we’ll be called haters" Lee wrote in his comment on Stanfield's post.
Breakout star from HBO's Euphoria Algee Smith wrote a simple "thank you" under the post while model Damaris Lewis and singer Miguel liked the post or commented in agreement. Actors Jason Mitchell and Ashton Sanders also commented on the post.
Stanfield had a lighthearted, quirky interview with The Breakfast Club in 2016, but the hosts made sure to ask invasive questions about his criminal past. He also caught heat from dozens of media blogs in 2018 when he released a freestyle that included homophobic language.