Bernice King Thanks Justin Bieber For Supporting The King Heart Whereas He Faces Criticism For Sampling Martin Luther King Jr.’s Voice On His New Album ‘Justice’
Justin Bieber just released his last studio album, Justice, and a lot of people shared their thoughts on his new music on social media. However, JB has been criticized by some people for choosing the late Martin Luther King Jr. for his project.
MLK can be heard in the introduction to the album as it leads to the first song “2 Much”, and there is also an “MLK Interlude” on the album. However, some people did not understand the need to show MLK’s voice on the album when it includes love songs and up-tempo records.
Why does Justin Bieber start his album with an MLK quote? pic.twitter.com/nqxLvU1mTm
– Dev! N (@ DevinFromThe7) March 19, 2021
Justin Bieber’s album is cute, but it’s called Justice and includes a minute of MLK speech when the rest of the album is love songs … pic.twitter.com/b7dGPWin7D
– Thalia (@ThaliaMariie) March 19, 2021
I loved Justin Bieber’s new album, but I laughed out loud with the MLK interlude. pic.twitter.com/K5z6jZ7CXJ
– Cachi Loreto (@cachiloreto) March 19, 2021
According to TMZ, Justin went to the MLK estate to obtain clearance for the audio clips that are included on the album. JB also tweeted about the support he would give to organizations that “embody what justice looks like in action.” One of these organizations is The King Center. Bernice King, the late MLK’s daughter, tweeted Justin’s post again as she thanked him for his support.
Each of us, including artists and entertainers, can do something.
Thank you @justinbieber for your support in honor of #Justice, the work of @ TheKingCenter, and our #BeLove campaign being part of our global movement for justice. #MLK #EndRacism https://t.co/nTkR1XdcvW
– Be a King (@BerniceKing) March 18, 2021
When it came to why he called the album “Justice” he spoke to Vogue and said, “I called it Justice because there is so much injustice in this world and it has been there since the beginning of time.” […] My name [Justin] actually means justice, so there it is. It’s a great honor for me to play a small role and make music that can inspire and uplift people at this time. “
If MLK’s daughter Justin Bieber gave permission to use one of his speeches as an interlude to an album meant to illuminate LOVE (something that MLK Jr. stood for) then mind your business.
– lils (@lilspeaches) March 19, 2021
He also talked about the “MLK Interlude” on the album, saying, “What I wanted to do with it was to reinforce [Dr] Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice to this generation. As a Canadian, it wasn’t so much part of my culture […] That speech was actually at the time [he had] A feeling that he was going to die for the cause and what he resisted was ultimately racism and division. “
“I think his message was that many people can be afraid to stand up for what is right, but if you don’t stand up for justice – for what is right – what are you doing with your life? I’m sorry I’m so deep, but these are the times we live in, ”Justin said. “That’s why I wanted to do this album because I think it’s very timely and very necessary.”
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