Country singer Mickey Guyton began off the brand new yr calling out a surprisingly racist remark she acquired on Twitter.
On Saturday the 38-year-old “Black Like Me” singer posted a screenshot of the racist message within the hopes of elevating consciousness amongst her followers of the hate she and others in her neighborhood obtain.
“@MickeyGuyton We don’t want your kind in country music!” the tweet to Guyton began. “All you people talk about is your god damn race and skin color! Don’t you effers have Rap, Hip Hop & R&B? Gotta ruin and destroy s – – t with your woke bs! Just like y’all did with MTV! Get the F out of our country music!”
Guyton captioned the publish, “Started off 2022 with a good ole batch of racism. I show you this so you guys continue the fight for equality and love and acceptance.”
Fellow country music stars rushed to her protection within the feedback, together with different music titans, celebrities and followers.
“Oh you know… just another Saturday for us. That fact that he took time out of his day to write this while having a video game [as] his profile pic. He’s a joke. Love sis,” black country musician Jimmie Allen wrote.
Questlove commented, “We here standing with you. Keep goin! (Keep receipts too).”
“So unfortunate and very sad,” Al Roker’s spouse Deborah Roberts wrote. “Stay strong and focused on your beautiful work your beautiful soul!”
Guyton additionally reposted the Tweet in her personal thread along with her private model of humor, saying “Aww little Sammy is upset in 2022. Bless your little heart.”
“You so fn strong girl,” Kane Brown replied.
The consumer who initially tweeted the racist remark has since been suspended by the social media platform.
The 2021 Country Music Awards co-host is thought to take a stance in opposition to racism and sexism by way of her music with songs like “Black Like Me,” “Remember Her Name,” “Love My Hair” and “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”
In 2020, she made historical past when she was nominated for a Grammy within the Best Country Solo Performance class — making her the primary black solo feminine artist to earn a Grammy nomination in a country music class. She picked up three extra nominations this yr for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album.
Despite massive names like Guyton, Brown and Allen coming into the popular culture scene, a scarcity of range within the country music style has lengthy been thought-about a problem.
In an interview with the New Yorker in June 2021, Guyton mirrored on her profession and the way her race contributed to Nashville’s typically ham-handed try and deliver extra range to the scene.
“I look back in my career, and I was a token in so many different ways,” she shared with the journal. “I remember there would be corporate events where — in order to make the company look good — who did they have front and center as one of the artists they’re excited about?” she requested, referring to herself.
And Guyton’s stance on social media haters has a historical past as properly.
“I’ve been called the N-word enough that it just kind of rolls off,” she stated. “But when I do get racial slurs coming at me, I post them. My thinking is, if somebody wants to spew hate at me, I’ll gladly give them the platform to do it. You were brave enough to search out my name, say these words, send me that message — and now I have receipts.”