In an Instagram post Monday, the singer explained why he’s advocating to have the statues removed.
“When we protest racism in America, people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction?” he wrote along with a video he reposted from the American Civil Liberties Union. “Because America was built by men who believed in and benefited from racism. Plain and simple.”
“This is when you hear ‘But that’s all in the past.’ So let’s be clear… those men who proudly owned and abused Black people