We all know that R&B artist Tyrese is not one to stray away from the topic racism in the music industry, well look like he have the picture to prove it. He went on Instagram posting a picture of Billboard adult R&B national airplay list and guess what his number 1 for 14 straight weeks, beating out the female R&B singer Adele. But why we didn’t hear abut this on the radio or why isn’t any major music media network is covering this. Tyrese had this to say,
#1 for 14 weeks on the Urban AC charts and Mainstream radio has still decided that I’m a black artist that should ONLY be played on BLACK RADIO!!!!!!!! I don’t create limits for myself it’s a SHAME that in 2016 this blatant racism is still happening……… I’m so sorry that my name isn’t SAM Smith, Justin Timberlake or Robin Thicke – cause if it WAS??? You #MAINSTREAM RADIO would be ALL over this record…………. I don’t seek your validation…… No…… I demand respect the longer I’m #1 the longer you expose the HARSH REALITY of boundaries you continue to set for black artist……. Congratulations to Adele who’s song is in the top 5 on the #UrbanAC chart…. Why is she winning on urban radio? Cause IF it’s a HIT we will play it……. You’ve created this limit for black artist for years people privately complain about it……. Nope… Not me…… I am deeply hurt and offended by the limits that you’ve decided to create over my album and music…… No one will ever show UP to a store or download a song or album that they don’t know exist…….. #BlackRose is the album….. #SHAME is. Statement……. Speak now… So that the future generations IN music won’t have to deal with this new form of racist bullshit…..
Come on give the man his props he’s beating out Adele for 14 weeks, for more on this and other topic tune into the “NEW NEW SHOW” every Thursday at 9pm on NewJacks.net