Daniel Caesar is catching backlash for the controversial comments he recently made on Instagram Live. The singer came to the defense of YesJulz, who has been accused of being a culture vulture and recently caught fire on an episode of the Easily Offended podcast. Caesar, who made it known during the video several times that he was “drunk as f**k,” said, [“Why are we being so mean to Julz? Why are we being so mean to white people right now? That’s a serious question. Why is it that we’re allowed to be disrespectful and rude to everybody else and when anybody returns any type of energy to us… That’s not equality.”] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC . . . that’s not equality)

Caesar later mentioned his recent appearance on John Mayer’s Instagram Live show, “Current Mood,” where Dave Chappelle called him “very gay.” The singer said, [“I just went through that f**king Chappelle sh*t and I had to in the moment acknowledge that I was being fucking sensitive, and that I need to be able to take a joke just like everybody else. That’s what it is. People are allowed to say whatever the f**k they want.”] SOUNDCUE (:12 OC . . . f**k they want)

He continued, [“White people have been mean to us in the past. What are you gonna do about that? Tell me what you’re gonna do about that. There’s no answer other than creating understanding and keeping it moving. That’s some biblical sh*t. You have to bridge the gap. I truly believe in what I’m saying right now. You can’t win the game by choosing to not accept the winning team’s strategy. You have to acknowledge a strategy and then build a strategy on top of that.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC . . . top of that)

The singer added, [“Being a victim doesn’t get you paid. I’ve said what I’ve said before and y’all tried to cancel me and I apologized like a b*tch. I don’t believe in that sh*t ’cause I think you guys are wrong and I think I’m right…and you can cancel me. Don’t listen to my next sh*t if you think I’m sh*t…Make me broke, make me suffer for my opinion. I believe in it.”] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC . . . believe in it)

Reactions to Daniel Caesar's comments:

“Daniel Caesar asked us to bridge the gap, when he can’t even bridge his…”
“daniel caesar is kinda like…those kids who were bullied by their own race so they side with the others because of trauma or whatever.”
“You have culture vultures and you have enablers.”
“Daniel Caesar had THE wedding song on LOCK for the next 20 years. Then he wanted to be captain save a h* for YesJulz culture vulture a**.”