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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 23: Monica attends the BET Music Showcase at City Market Social House on January 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Earlier this month, Monica performed at the Country Music Television Awards alongside Jimmie Allen and Little Big Town; they collaborated on a rendition of “Pray.” It wasn’t a one-off for Monica; the R&B superstar is about to release her debut country album. However, one white reporter was seemingly triggered by the singer, and by Black talent in general having a presence at a country music awards show. Anthony Mackie – who he claimed not to recognize – was the show’s co-host, along with Kane Brown (a Black c0untry singer). Wait until he finds out that Mackie’s Sam Wilson is the new Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Patrick Howley is a pundit who has contributed to a lot of fringe right-wing websites. He writes for The National File, a website known for spreading disinformation on a number of topics, including COVID-19 treatments, the CDC, and vaccines: he reacted to the CMT awards by spewing racist comments about Mackie, saying, “I don’t know who this Black guy who’s hosting it. It’s supposed to be Country music. No offense. I mean, y’all have Hip-Hop and basketball. Just fly with your flock, bro.”

Howley continued, “No disrespect to the funky brothers of music. I love Earth, Wind & Fire, Run-D.M.C., etc. But country music’s different. Country music’s different, it’s not Wakanda.”

Moncia responded to Howley’s hate on Instagram: “I’ve never been more motivated.. Patrick Howley, although your feelings are likely shared by some, it’s NOT by the masses! I have an all star LEGENDARY team of true country artists that are currently working with me that would beg to differ!” she expressed.

“Because of the genuine hearts of [Leslie Fram] & @cmt … I shared the stage w/ @jimmieallen & @littlebigtown,” she said. Fram is an executive at CMT. “This was the first of many times that you will see me! I see You caught that my skin is melanated, but you missed that it was tough! I’m rooted in the word & built to last ! See you soon, or should I say ‘Welcome to Wakanda’ gracefully bows w/ @anthonymackie ‘OPEN ROADS COMING SOON’ MDA.” Open Roads is the title of the new album, which does not have a release date, but Vibe reports that it is being executive produced by country singer Brandi Carlile. Carlile duetted with Alicia Keys on the 2020 Grammy-nominated song “A Beautiful Noise.”

Check out Monica’s post below:

Anthony Mackie – Star of Falcon And The Winter Soldier


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