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Rap Pioneer Kurtis Blow on Blackface Controversy


Rap icon Kurtis Blow has chimed in on the ongoing ‘blackface’ controversy, most recently,  Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s admission that in the 1980, as a 19-year old college student, he chose to honor the rap legend by wearing blackface.   Herring says it was for a party where fellow students dressed as artists they liked.   He says he dressed up as the rapper wearing a “wig and brown makeup,” to perform Blow’s songs.

Now, an ordained minister, Blow tells TMZ that even though Herring was a fan, what he did by wearing blackface was a “disgrace.”  And, he gave props to late night talk host Jimmy Fallon for not donning blackface when he performed one of his songs on the Tonight Show … Watch

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