In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, legendary funk artist George Clinton said he’s sick and tired of everyone whining about cultural appropriation — the idea that you cannot participate in or borrow from other cultures because that equals racism.
When asked how he feels about white artists performing music created by black artists, Clinton said, in an interview published last week, we’re “supposed to learn from each other.”
“I’d bite off the Beatles, or anybody else,”the Parliament-Funkadelic founder said. “It’s all one world, one planet and one groove. You’re supposed to learn from each other, blend from each other, and it moves around like that.”
He went on to say that, when put into a universal perspective, racial tensions among humans on planet earth are nonsensical.
“You see that rocket ship leave yesterday?” Clinton asked. “We can maybe leave this planet. We gonna be dealing with aliens. You think black and white gonna be a problem?”
“They could be ready to party, or they could be ready to eat us,” he said of aliens. “We don’t know, but we’ve got to get over this sh-t of not getting along with each other.”