Talib Kweli: I Was Attacked by Bigots in Denmark

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli: I Was Attacked by Bigots in Denmark

Brooklyn rapper met with racism in Copenhagen.

Published November 30, 2015

Talib Kweli says he had a racist encounter in what used to be “one of his favorite places in the world.” According to the Brooklyn rapper, he was attacked in Copenhagen, Denmark, late last week.

The incident occurred while he was in a neighborhood called Christiania. “I’ve been hearing about Danish racism on the rise,” he shared on Instagram. “I witnessed it firsthand. I was attacked by two bigots last night saying they 'hate me' and they didn't even know who I was, they just didn't like the color of my skin. It wasn't an Internet attack, it was physical. I was hit and kicked. "

NIKO Is, an artist under Kweli's indie label, helped him “get out of there,” Kweli said. “It goes to show you that racism and hate doesn't stop for ppl with money or 'celebrity' whatever that means.”

Kweli was in town for a performance and hit the stage later that night.

Check below for his full post.  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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