RZA took to Twitter today (January 8) to clarify his comments that Black youth should not scare the police.

“How can a original black man be a coon &sell out?” RZA says in a series of posts. “You best look deep into my words &make an assessment. Do you still think pork is healthy?”

In an interview with Bloomberg that aired Wednesday (January 6), the Wu-Tang Clan rapper, who is also a supporter of PETA, was asked about the Black Lives Matter movement. He says that “of course Black lives matter. All lives matter. I stopped eating meat because their lives matter to me.”

He also says on Twitter that he understands his comments can be taken as controversial, but says that his statements do not justify police acting out of line.

“I don’t expect agreement with everything I say,” RZA says. “I speak honestly from my own perspective &evaluation from my space time experience. I could never condone police brutality or any form of injustice and oppression. Knowledge of self means studying self to improve self. Peace. I’m not condemning the kids for their garments. We live we should learn and evolve. When are we men at 21 or 41? Yea yea mon. Enough Rza badgering for the day. Add a button up shirt to your wardrobe. Of course Black lives matter.. All lives matter.”

In the Bloomberg interview, RZA said that he encourages his sons to be thoughtful of what they wear, being aware of the stereotypes place on Black men.

“When you think about some of the brothers who are being brutalized by the police, you also gotta have them take a look and us take a look in the mirror at the image we portray,” RZA said. “If I’m a cop and every time I see a young Black youth whether I watch him on TV, movies or just see them hanging out and they not looking properly dressed, properly refined, carrying themselves, conducting themselves at proper hours of the day, things that a man does. You’re gonna have a certain fear or stereotype of them. I tell my sons…I say, ‘If you’re going somewhere, you don’t have to wear a hoodie.’ We live in New York, so hoodies and that is all good, but sometimes button up your shirt, clean up. Look like a young man. You’re not a little kid. I think that’s another big issue we’ve got to pay attention to is the image that we portray that could invoke a fear into a White officer or to any officer.”

View RZA’s tweets saying “I could never condone police brutality” and clarifying his comments that Black youth should not scare the police are below:

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