In the days following the release of a recorded conversation, which consisted of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling friend V. Stiviano not to bring any black people to Clippers games, the attorney-turned-entrepreneur has been banned from the NBA for life, and many are calling for an apology from Sterling.
In regards to an apology from Sterling, Houston rapper Scarface says Sterling shouldn’t have to apologize for what he said on the recording. He also questioned what exactly Sterling would be sorry for if he did release an apology.
“I don’t feel like he should apologize,” Scarface said during an interview with AllHipHop.com. “Why should he? I don’t apologize. Why should he? Why would he? For what? Ain’t no—Sorry for what? Sorry for what? What you sorry about? ‘I’m sorry because I don’t like black people.’ No sir. Why you sorry about that?”
Scarface later criticized the age difference between Sterling and female friend, V. Stiviano. The Geto Boys emcee went on to compare Stiviano to that of an infant when paired against Sterling who is reportedly 80-years-old.
“You’re in love with your daughter’s granddaughter type shit? Dude you fuckin 80-years-old,” he said. “How the fuck can you be in love with a—Like looking back that’s not even a child to him that’s like an infant. 40 is a child to him. But 20 is like a fuckin’ infant. But him being sorry for saying that he don’t like black people at his games? Hey, I ain’t mad at him. Shoot, I don’t blame him…It’s a whole bunch of other mothafuckas think just like him. White and black and Hispanic and Chinese…So, if those people don’t like you because of the color of your skin then it’s something wrong with those people. Ain’t nothing wrong with you, man…I love being me. I don’t even know how to be nothing else. I love that shit. For a mothafucka to hate you so bad they sure wanna look like you…He don’t look at them people like people, the kids that play for him. That play on his team. He look at them mothafuckas like livestock.”
Other artists who have reacted to the Donald Sterling controversy include Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill, Steve Stoute, and Lil Wayne. In a video clip released last month, Lil Wayne stated that in the wake of Sterling’s comments he wouldn’t be a Clippers fan or player.
“If I was a Clipper fan, I wouldn’t be one anymore,” he said. “It’s that simple. But if I was a Clipper player, a current Clipper player, you wouldn’t see me on the court anymore in that uniform. An apology wouldn’t do for me. It wouldn’t work for me.”