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Lil B Talks Support for Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter With CNN’s Brooke Baldwin

by Festival August 11, 2015

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Lil B Talks Support for Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter With CNN's Brooke Baldwin

Lil B has recently been in the news for his support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who he switched to after previously supporting her opponent Hillary Clinton. This afternoon, B was a guest on CNN’s “The Newsroom”, where he chatted with host Brooke Baldwin about his support for Sanders, the Black Lives Matter movement, and more. Watch some clips of the interview below.

Baldwin introduced B by noting his initial support for Hillary in the song “Bitch I’m Bill Clinton”, which she said was “inappropriate to play on CNN.” Then, she asked him why he’s so influential. 

“Well, you know, it’s me being honest,” he said. “My range is reaching everybody from the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich to the middle class. It’s just me being honest and putting that in music and spreading love through music, having fun. You know, just really being myself.”

When he was asked about why he switched his support to Sanders, he said, “The people that support Lil B and support my music, they’re so eccentric and they have a lot of different viewpoints. When people come to me and bring things to my attention, I start to really pay attention because I know these people are special. A lot of people started talking to me about Bernie Sanders and they were like, hey, you gotta pay attention. I started paying attention a little bit more.”

He talked about Sanders’ fight against segregation, how he marched with the Civil Rights movement in the ’60s, and how he supports free education. Then, he was asked about the recent incidents where Sanders has been interrupted by members of the Black Lives Matter movement, who’ve pressed Sanders to specifically address racial justice in his policy platform.

“They need to be spoken about,” he said of the movement’s issues. “A lot of people suppress these things. I am a victim of suppressing these things. I tend to turn the cheek on black violence because it’s been normalized to me. And I feel horrible about that. So I commend the people that are takin a stance and fighting.” He also talked about paying attention to how candidates have supported the movement. 

Finally, Baldwin asked if he was against Hillary. “I’m not against Hillary Clinton,” he said. “I support the Clinton legacy. I love Bill so much that I support Hillary off top.” After that, she got to the real stuff, and asked if Hillary was cursed now that B supports Sanders.

“Hillary Clinton is not cursed,” he said. “All love to Hillary.” 

So, there you have it: Lil B is for Bernie Sanders, for Black Lives Matter, and against cursing Hillary Clinton.

Watch Lil B’s episode of Pitchfork.tv’s “Selector” titled “Cookin’ With Lil B”:

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