21 Savage Apologizes to Jewish Community for Offensive “ASMR” Lyrics
LeBron James recently found himself under fire after posting 21 Savage lyrics on Instagram that perpetuate Jewish stereotypes. He has apologized and now 21 has also offered an apology to anyone he offended with the bars.
The line in question comes on the song “ASMR” on 21's new album I Am > I Was and finds the Slaughter Gang rapper spitting, "We been getting that Jewish money/Everything is Kosher.” On Tuesday (Dec 25.), 21 hopped on Twitter to address the backlash and say sorry.
"The Jewish people I know are very wise with there money so that’s why I said we been gettin Jewish money," 21 tweeted. "I never thought anyone would take offense I’m sorry if I offended everybody never my intention I love all people."
LBJ issued a public apology a couple of days ago. “Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone,” LeBron told ESPN on Sunday (Dec. 23). "That’s not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it."
He continued, “So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody."
Check out 21 Savage's response to the backlash below.
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