The musician opened up for the first time about the racist incident that occurred last week on Thursday, when he and wife Chrissy Teigen were subjected to extremely offensive racist and anti-Semitic comments as they arrived at JFK airport in New York.
"We were right next to each other and we looked at each other like, ‘Did he really just say that?' And he really said it. He basically called me a monkey."
"Black folks have had to deal with being called monkeys for a long time and dehumanization has always been kind of a method of racism and subjugation of black people and that's just part of American history — and it's part of the present, apparently. We saw with the former president, Obama, whenever people wanted to discount him or discount his wife, they compared them to apes. And we've seen that frequently. I'm not hurt by someone saying that to me because I'm smarter, I'm stronger. I look down on that person that would say something like that. But it's a shame that it still exists."
We're BEYOND sorry and appalled that he had to experience something like this, but we're also in awe of his composure and eloquent response regarding the whole thing. We wish the guy who sucker punched Nazi Richard Spencer had been there to clock this paparazzo as well!