Prince says black entertainers have to work a little harder than “general market” folks and aren’t given a second chance in film and music. He spoke out about racism in the entertainment industry during an interview with the Guardian UK:
Prince has spoken out about racism in the entertainment industry, claiming that black people aren’t given a “second chance” in film and music.
During a Mojo interview with the singer at a Caribbean island hideaway, Prince criticised the music business, explaining, “It’s box office. I can’t have something like The Great Gatsby on my hands. Didn’t you know that black people don’t get a second chance?”
“It’s like Chris Rock said: Leonardo DiCaprio can make one bad movie after another, and he just keeps going. Chris Rock makes a bad movie, and he doesn’t work again. Black people aren’t allowed to make mistakes.”
Um, guess the Purple One wasn’t really feeling “The Great Gatsby,” was he?