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Darius Rucker: Racist Tweet Garners Disbelief

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Darius Rucker, formerly of Hootie And The Blowfish, has found a hit in his version of the old Dylan song “Wagon Wheel”. But some aren’t impressed with his rendition, apparently, and one naysayer took to Twitter to call him out on his move to country in a pretty despicable way.

User PQKullman wrote, “Leave country to the white folk,” to which Rucker replied, “WOW… is this 2013 or 1913? Ill take my grand ole Opry membership and leave your racism. Wow.”

It’s unfortunate that Rucker had to be on the receiving end of such a negative country fan, but he appears to be taking it all in stride. He later tweeted:

When one of Rucker’s followers commented, “Bet he wouldn’t say that to Nelly’s face,” Rucker shot back, “?Wouldn’t say it to mine, either.” And he makes a good point; social media sites, while good places to connect with people, are also havens for those who know they can hide behind a screen name. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as though cyber-bullies will be going away anytime soon.

Darius Rucker: Racist Tweet Garners Disbelief
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  • Kyle Wright

    Would anyone find it racist if a black person said to a white rapper, “Leave rap to the black folk”?

    • Lucie

      They would if black people could be racist! However, since the African American race is not the race in the majority; they can not be racist! Predujudice maybe; but not racist!

  • RasTafari

    It would be a racist statement but not in this context. There are lots of white people and other races that think Rap/ Hip hop is not music while Hip hop embraces all races. Rap music suffers more from age/ class un-acceptance. So that statement from a black dude to a white rapper would not be considered racist just cause its not an even comparison. Country vs Reggae would be a better comparison. Show me a person that doesn’t like Bob Marley and I’ll show you a man with no soul.

  • RasTafari

    It would be a racist statement but not in this context. There are lots of white people and other races that think Rap/ Hip hop is not music while Hip hop embraces all races. Rap music suffers more from age/ class un-acceptance. So that statement from a black dude to a white rapper would not be considered racist just cause its not an even comparison. Country vs Reggae would be a better comparison. Show me a person that doesn’t like Bob Marley and I’ll show you a man with no soul.

  • FELECIA WILLIAMS

    PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIKE ANY KIND OF MUSIC THEY WANT TO WHATEVER MAKE YOUR HEART FEEL GOOD.MUSIC GET YOU THROUGH PROBLEMS IN LIFE IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THE PERSON IS WHITE OR BLACK SINGING THE SONG.

  • Emma Mann

    i think that guy was so stupid….I think darius rucker is the best!!!!!!!i have done some presentations at school over him….lol!!!!!!!

  • Dawn

    I love Darius Rucker! ALL his songs are amazing!! Love love love him whether he is white black green or purple :)