Amidst the angry exchanges between American citizens, protests from coast to coast and rising racial tensions, David Banner feels as if the Presidential election of Donald Trump just may be a good thing for people of color in this country. Banner took his Facebook page to explain his position.
“This may be the best thing to happen to black people, maybe in history because now there is no excuse,” he said.
“We’re way too emotional. They want us to be irrational, they want us to fear,” says Banner. “But to be honest with you guys … it didn’t matter which way it went, whether Hillary or Trump.”
He continues, “We might have to go so far as to creating our own third party,” he says. “We have to start building our own communities.”
The Mississippi rapper also said that “we got to stop reacting to them…Anger is the devil’s remote control.”
Check out Banner’s Facebook Live below.
Born Lavell William Crump in Brookhaven, Miss., the rapper/ record producer/ political activist better known by David Banner, graduated from Southern University and pursued a masters of education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He started his music career as a member of the rap duo Crooked Lettaz before going solo in 2000 with the album Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1.
In 2003, he signed to Universal Records and released four albums: Mississippi: The Album in 2003, MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water in 2003, Certified in 2005 and The Greatest Story Ever Told in 2008.