According to Joyner Lucas, there are two sides to every story.

In his breakout song, “I’m Not Racist,” the rapper attempts to start a discussion on how we approach racial differences, assisted by actors who portray the white and black characters who each own half of this two-verse track.

But the black character in his viral music video fails to put bigotry and harmful stereotypes in their place.

And we weren’t the only ones who felt that way. New York rappers Mysonne and Osyris Antham join us to break down their remixed versions of the second verse and why they felt it necessary to step to the mic.


Alex Clark is a video journalist and filmmaker covering social inequality, the internet and American politics. He's a Senior Producer at GMG and instructs video at Columbia Journalism School.

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