Dr. Umar Johnson, a psychologist, criticized Eminem on “The Joe Budden Podcast,” claiming that as a white rapper, Eminem benefits from white privilege and cannot be the greatest in African culture.
Johnson argued that allowing non-Africans to excel in African culture is insulting and equated it to white supremacy.
He also accused Eminem of not giving back to the Black community, despite Eminem’s previous support for the Black Lives Matter movement. (Trending: Trump Releases Must-See Christmas Message)
Johnson emphasized that no non-African can be the best in African culture, similar to how he couldn’t excel in other cultures.
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Dr. Umar Johnson said, “One of the issues I have [is] with the fact that we let non-Africans participate in our culture so much. They can do so as a hobby because whenever they want to take off their n-gga suit, they can put their White privilege suit right back on and pick up the privileges they had before they made the rap album.”
“Eminem has all the privileges of a White male, and the privileges of being in the hip-hop community. So we got to be careful about letting non-Africans come into our community, benefit or participate in our culture when they get to leave at the end of the night. Jane Elliott can leave at the end of the night,” he continued.
“You don’t think Eminem is one of the best rappers of all time?” asked Budden.
“Let me say something to you,” said Dr. Johnson.
“And this is going to my African fundamentalism,” he continued.
“No non-African can ever be the best of anything African. It is an insult to the ancestors, it is an insult to the race, and it is an insult to every Black person,” Johnson answered. “Do you think I could go to Palestine and be the best anything of Palestinian culture? You never see that. You think I could go to Israel and be the best of anything in Israel, whether it be a cook, an instrumentalist, a dancer — hell no,” explained the psychologist.
“Stay with me, now. Let me finish this. We got to stop naming non-African people as being the best of any aspect of our cultural power because it is an insult. It is an insult,” claimed Johnson.
“For you to put him at the top, that’s White supremacy, bro! That’s White supremacy!” said Johnson.
Johnson concluded, “No non-African can be the best anything in my race just like I can’t be in theirs. And that’s the way it should be.”