Aug 31 - Robin Thicke Denied Cover Over Race

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Aug 31 - Robin Thicke Denied Cover Over Race
 

 

In a recent interview with Billboard, R&B singer Robin Thicke sounded off on some of his troubles in the music industry—specifically with Vibe magazine.

Thicke, who rose to industry prominence in 2006 under the watchful eye of Pharrell and Star Trak Records was denied the cover of the monthly publication because he’s white.

"When I did a recent interview with Vibe magazine I asked, 'Why can't I get the cover? This is a magazine I love. If there's one magazine that I'd want to be on the cover of, it's Vibe,'” Thicke said of the situation.

The response he received was startling.

"Their response was they don't have white artists on the cover; that the only white artist they've had on the cover was Eminem. I guess if that's what it is, it is what it is. And I respect that because I live in a house with a black woman."

Despite the incident, Thicke is taking the trials and tribulations in stride, refusing to condemn the decision of the magazine as reverse racism.

“I won't use the word 'racism.' I will say it's a tough -- but rewarding -- f!ght," he says.

At the end of the day, Thicke says he will continue to do what he does best: make music that transcends color lines. For this, he cites the late Bob Marley.

"You can't always expect people to be as color-blind or open-minded as you want. What you can do is keep giving your heart and soul, like Bob Marley did. His music became so overwhelmingly loving; it was a relentless love in a sense. Keep beating them down with love and they can't stop you."

Robin Thicke is currently working on his third solo effort, Something Else which will hit shelves September 30. His first single is titled “Magic.”

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 10 years ago '04        #2
jewelz1132 5 heat pts
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aint that a bi*ch lol...whoever the white jesse and sharpton is..Robin Thicke need to get at them and f!ght the power
 08-31-2008, 04:34 PM         #3
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vibe is wack as fukk. LMAO at this clown claiming that Vibe is the magazine he loves.
 08-31-2008, 04:40 PM         #4
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fu*ked up for thicke...people still read vibe??
 10 years ago '05        #5
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Thicke my dude, can't wait till the Album come out, fu*k VIBE...
 08-31-2008, 04:41 PM         #6
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He took it like a man though, didn't make a big deal out of it.

Thicke >
 08-31-2008, 04:42 PM         #7
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if they never give white folks the cover fine
but as soon as they gave it to em that means they do give it to white people and thicke is just too wack
 08-31-2008, 04:49 PM         #8
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Who gives a fu*k about a Robin Thicke?
 10 years ago '05        #9
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 jewelz1132 said:
aint that a bi*ch lol...whoever the white jesse and sharpton is..Robin Thicke need to get at them and f!ght the power

he was joking when he said it, but its the truth. if it was a magazine that didnt put black artists on the cover (no such thing by the way) people would have been in an uproar...just goes to show you that the reason why al sharpton has a job is because he's a whining bi*ch.
 10 years ago '04        #10
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this is why we vote for Obama in nov....


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 10 years ago '08        #11
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 GhostDigga said:
Who gives a fu*k about a Robin Thicke?
your mother?
 10 years ago '08        #12
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vibe is straight garbage. of anyone, he definitely deserves the cover!
 10 years ago '04        #13
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I'm sure there are Waaaaaaaaaaaay more magazines that NEVER had a black person on the cover plus Vibe is trash anyway.
 08-31-2008, 07:11 PM         #14
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n*ggaz at Vibe just salty cuz he fu*kin Paula Patton, Thicke ain't sweating that sh*t, dude said it himself...."I live in the house with a black woman" He just left out the end, "that I go home to beat the brakes off of every night."
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 GhostDigga said:
Who gives a fu*k about a Robin Thicke?
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n*ggas don't have time to be doing this...

it's a shame when the black community gets irate at magazines for making lebron look like a "monkey" but then ppl do sh*t like this

backwards as fu*k
 10 years ago '04        #17
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black people just want it both ways..
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 Thepeoplerunnin said:
this is why we vote for Obama in nov....


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 08-31-2008, 09:53 PM         #19
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 Mysonne said:
I'm sure there are Waaaaaaaaaaaay more magazines that NEVER had a black person on the cover plus Vibe is trash anyway.

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