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Brad Paisley Intending To Spark Discussion With "Accidental Racist"

4/10/2013

Brad Paisley says he had a purpose in mind with his controversial new song "Accidental Racist." The country star explains that with his LL Cool J collaboration, he's trying to draw attention to race relations in the U.S.

And "Accidental Racist" has started people talking -- about Paisley and the song. The track is from Brad's new album, "Wheelhouse," which arrived in stores Tuesday. The song has sparked a lot of activity on social media. Many people have criticized the lyrics for seeming to trivialize the subject of racism. A few celebrities have also chimed in on the track, suggesting it may have been meant as satire.

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