Country music legend Charlie Pride appeared on “The View” on Thursday to promote his new album, titled “Music in My Heart.” He delivered a performance of “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” that would make any country music fan swoon, but during the interview portion, he dropped a truth bomb on the liberal hosts of the daytime talk show which was totally unexpected. Having had enough of Whoopi Goldberg’s race-baiting, Pride decided to shut her down right on live television.
Country singer Charlie Pride appears on “The View” on Thursday, October 12, 2017. (Photo Credit: Screengrab/The View/YouTube)
Whoopi Goldberg, who admitted that she was so starstruck upon meeting Charlie Pride that she could “barely keep it together,” asked the legendary country music artist what it was like to earn a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as the only “man of color” in the country music industry. “What was it like to be the first black country artist?” co-host Sarah Haines seconded.
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“Before I answer that,” replied Pride, “I told my wife I wasn’t going to get long-winded. I’m going to have to condense this down.” He continued, “You just mentioned, ‘of color.’ When I first started in this business, one reporter said, ‘Charlie, how does it feel to be the Jackie Robinson of country music? Charlie, how does it feel to be the first colored country singer? Charlie, how does it feel to be the first Negro country singer? Charlie, how does it feel to be the first Afro-American country singer?’”
According to IJR, Pride’s answer was one for the ages. “I said ‘I feel the same way I did when I was colored,’” he replied.
Sadly, race relations seem to be in worse shape nowadays than they were back when Charlie Pride signed with RCA. Perhaps it has something to do with the entitlement mentality that seems to have swept our nation in recent decades, which has been coupled with an aversion to hard work.