Singer Justin Beiber spoke to the “MLK Interlude” contentious inclusion in his sixth album Justice, which debuted on the Billboard 200.
Beiber explains why he included MLK interlude in Justice Album
In late February, while announcing the album, Justin cleared his intentions regarding the delivery of justice. It will discuss what justice is, especially after a year of killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others which fuelled protests and discussions about racism. The pop star wrote on social media that he knows that he can’t solve injustices through music, but he knows that we all play a vital role in using our talents and gifts to serve the worlds and each other. He added the Justice album is him doing his small part, and for him, he wants to continue the conversation of what justice should be.
The album continued his successful streak after securing his eighth No. 1 LP and “Peaches,” which features Daniel Caesar and Giveon debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Making Justin the first artists to debut at the top simultaneously at both charts.
Music vital in social advocacy
Beiber Nation co-founder Kristal Terrell asked Justin how he thinks music can continue playing the social advocacy role. The singer took time to reflect on part of the Justice album, speaking volumes of what he thinks can be a profound example of someone who can die for what they stand for. He said that music and online critics could not understand the album’s part and how it fits.
Beiber said that being Canadian, he didn’t learn much about black history as it was not part of the education system. He said that it is about coming from Canada, being uneducated, being insensitive, making insensitive jokes as a child, and being part of the problems because he didn’t know better. He said that the platform offers him a chance to share the raw MLK moment in a time he knew he will die for what he stood for.