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Robin Thicke Calls Out Vibe for Being ‘Racist’

R&B crooner Robin Thicke brought a calm sexiness to R&B music while Justin Timberlake worked on capitalizing on a soul-pop sound. Now the soul-singer wants to be on the cover of Vibe magazine, but the mag has turned him down. In a recent interview, the singer spoke about his unhappiness:

“When I did a recent interview with Vibe magazine I asked, ‘Why can’t I get the cover? This is a magazine I love. If there’s one magazine that I’d want to be on the cover of, it’s Vibe.’ Their response was they don’t have white artists on the cover; that the only white artist they’ve had on the cover was Eminem. I guess if that’s what it is, it is what it is. And I respect that because I live in a house with a black woman.”

Making sure to cover himself and he went on to say:I won’t use the word “racism.” I will say it’s a tough — but rewarding — fight. I look at Mary J. Blige, somebody who has had only a few pop hits and yet has changed culture, generated new sounds and inspired leagues of artists. She’s now a worldwide phenomenon. And it’s because of what she stood for; she never gave up. She kept making great music, pouring her heart out to people.”

“You can’t always expect people to be as color-blind or open-minded as you want. What you can do is keep giving your heart and soul, like Bob Marley did.His music became so overwhelmingly loving; it was a relentless love in a sense.Keep beating them down with love and they can’t stop you.”

This is definitely an interesting allegation, but Thicke is not letting it hold him down. He will kickoff his fall tour with Blige on Sept. 13, and his latest album ‘Something Else’ hits stores Sept. 30.

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