“Chill out, I’m not a racist. I love all races"

Wiz Khalifa has responded to critics who described his latest song ‘Hot Now’ as racist.

American rapper Wiz Khalifa has responded to criticism that his latest track ‘Hot Now’ is racist.

Yesterday, we reported that Khalifa was drawing heat from Korean critics who took offence to the lyrics of ‘Hot Now’.

In the track, Khalifa raps, “smoke got my eyes lookin’ Korean,” which some are taking as a reference to the shape of Korean eyes.

Under the Khalifa’s official audio video on YouTube, the majority of comments are written in Korean, criticising the rapper.

In an interview on The Breakfast Club, hosts Charlamagne and Angela Yee questioned the rapper about the incident. Instead of apologising, Khalifa defended his lyrics, claiming they are not offensive.

“Chill out, I’m not a racist. I love all races,” Khalifa said. “I have Korean friends who are not offended, so I don’t know those people who are saying that.”

Khalifa’s newest album Rolling Papers 2 was released on 13 July.

 

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