We’ve come a long way. Watch 4 times artists, from David Bowie to Whitney Houston, shut down racist moments from interviewers.
Imagine telling Grace Jones she’d “calmed down” over the years, or being confronted by David Bowie as to why your TV channel didn’t play music from Black artists? That’s exactly what happened in these four interviews.
So much of popular music started with Black creators, from disco to the blues, from soul to hip hop. However, that never stopped to music industry and media from treating these icons unfairly. Thankfully we’ve come a long way, but there’s still plenty of work to be done.
For now, enjoy these four examples of how not to run an interview: