Singer Macy Gray came out over the weekend with an op-ed for Marketwatch where she said the United States is due for a flag change that represents America in 2021. She believes that the current stars and stripes flag is now racist because people who stormed the Capitol on January 6 were carrying the flag.
“President Biden, Madame Harris and members of Congress: the American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief. God bless those believers, they can have it. Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag,” she wrote.
Gray, 53, says the current white stars should be replaced with skin tone colors that represent “your skin tone and mine.”
It’s weird that all of a sudden Macy Gray is out in the mainstream starting a debate on redesigning the American flag, right? What’s that all about? Well, what if I told you Macy has a new album in the works. You’d be absolutely stunned, right?
Well, back in late April, Macy was telling the website Rated R&B that she put together a new collection and released a new single and that there’s a new album.
“This is the first album I have made with these musicians,” Gray she told Rated R&B. “With them, it is fresh, it is new, and it is exciting. We collaborate and there are no limits, no rules. I do not have to top myself or be Macy Gray. I can be a whole new band. It is very cool.”
And just like that, we learn the real reason Macy Gray is promoting some dumb flag idea. Her marketing team’s strategy is clear: fire up the base, make it appear Gray is leading the movement, get her on Good Morning, America to promote the flag idea, slide in the new album thing, have her perform live and sell albums.
In case you’ve been in a coma, it’s all one huge hustle. Remember when the Dixie Chicks suddenly dropped Dixie a year ago this week? They were about to release a new album. By late July, The Chicks had Billboard’s No. 1 country album.
Let this serve as a heads up when you suddenly see dumb ideas from entertainers going viral over some random summer weekend. Race hustling is big business to these entertainers and the marketing teams that manage them.