Artist and activist Common recently sat down with Wendy Williams and CNN to talk about politics, his love life, new Album, and his BIG Oscar win.
The 44-year old rapper and actor introduced his new album, Black America Again that opens up with a strong message on politics and race in America. The Oscar winning rapper/actor and activist addresses racism, slavery, and police brutality.
Common even went on to talk about the upcoming election to CNN. The rapper said that furor over the election of the first black President and the rise of Trump unleashed racism that had already existed underground in America, but this has allowed the country to have an honest conversation about race.
“[Donald Trump] supports some of the racist ideals that this country does have and we’ve got to acknowledge that,” Common told CNN. “And I don’t think it’s a bad thing that this is brought out…because we need to know it exists and stop acting like it doesn’t and not be fooled because President Obama was in office.”