Rapper Master P sat down with conservative commentator Tomi Lahren for a respectful and fascinating discussion about former NFL star Colin Kaepernick and his decision to take a knee during the national anthem — a controversial practice that has since spread.
Lahren has become known for her fiery conservative monologues on politics and social issues while rapper Master P is an outspoken Obama supporter. Despite their wildly differing views, something quite remarkable happened – they had a frank yet civil conversation. Both personalities feel America, as deeply divided as it currently is, needs to see this type of dialogue taking place in order to heal. The pair explained that while their views may not change, by being civil it helps demonstrate how to have differing opinions but at the end of the day not be angry and see each other as the enemy.
“We’re having a social conversation,” Master P said during the exchange, noting that the two were modeling civility. “Hopefully … the rest of the world can see that [we’re] doing this [and] they can agree on sitting down and discussing instead of being angry with each other”
The rapper went on to say that he believes Kaepernick is simply stating his opinion by kneeling and that he doesn’t get offended either way, adding that America is “one of the greatest countries in the world” and “the land of free expression, freedom of speech.”
Lahren said that she feels there’s a similarity between her and Kaepernick in that they both lost their jobs for something that they believe in — a reference to her departure from TheBlaze and Kaepernick’s inability to make his way onto an NFL roster.
Still, she disagrees with Kaepernick’s mode of protest.
“I don’t know if it was his intent to be disrespectful to veterans, but that’s the way a lot of veterans felt,” she said, adding that many in the law enforcement community similarly disagreed with Kaepernick.
As for Master P, he said that there are “good police and bad police” and, more broadly, “good people” and “bad people.”
“I don’t get caught up with the police, even if some of them are overdoing it. Maybe they had a bad day,” he said. “I say, ya know what, I put my trust in God and I just gotta do what’s right.”
Watch the exchange below: