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I Sing Along To This All The Time. But When She Does, It Makes Me Really, Really Uncomfortable.

I love rap music, and I love the creative freedom that exists within the arts. I am also no fan of art being taken out of context in order to be unfairly criticized. That said, I have been in cars, at parks, and at parties where I hear someone's young kid recite a lyric that they too have heard in the wrong context (or, perhaps more accurately, at the wrong age). I offer this video to us all not as a cheap slap in the face to the music and culture that I love but as a mirror to ourselves, asking us where we are drawing our lines.

via Lady A / Twitter and Whittlz / Flickr

In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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