Actor LaKeith Stanfield Disses Charlamagne Tha God on New Song “Automatic”: Listen
On Saturday (Nov. 16), just a few days after the Atlanta actor called out Charlamagne and other media outlets for what he feels is harmful media coverage of Black people, Stanfield unloaded "Automatic" a new track in which he throws some shade at the boisterous media personality.
On the song, Stanfield flexes before he disses Charlamagne by framing him as being an unflattering comparison.
“I’m Black, I’m Atlanta/I’m the Hall of Fame/Insecure, you’re afraid/You’re a Charlagmagne," Stanfield raps on the track, the artwork for which reimagines Charlamagne as the racist caricature Black Sambo.
The whole root of this conflict appears to stem from a now-deleted Instagram post in which Stanfield called out WorldStarHipHop, The Breakfast Club, The Shade Room and Lipstick Alley.
“It’s a fact that a lot of these platforms are usually or tend to be feeding grounds for negative reinforcement toward BLACK ‘nonconformists’" Stanfield began. "They bolster faux vanity and hold a white supremacists scope over black men and women often highlighting negative attributes and downplaying mind-expanding ones. They serve as bottomless coward consumption pits and digital, audio, or otherwise slave mentality museums.”
In response to Stanfield, Charlamagne used a Nov. 14 episode of The Breakfast Club to give a rundown of the myriad guests he has on the show, listing Louis Farrakhan to 21 Savage to make his point about the diversity of his show's lineup.
“You can say any and everything about me. I’ve damn near heard it all about myself online. But what you won’t do is ever fix your lips to call one of my platforms, especially The Breakfast Club, anti-Black," Charlamagne wrote. "I strive every day to be the perfect balance of ratchetness and righteousness."
Check out Stanfield's new song for yourself above. Listen to Charlamagne's response to Stanfield's original comments as well as Stanfield's subsequent response beneath that.
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