Phil Lewis, the lead singer for L.A. Guns, paid tribute to Prince over the weekend by insulting the African-American artists as “one-dimensional” rappers.
“I don’t wanna bum you out, you know who just died,” Lewis told a crowd at Fish Head Cantina in Arbutus, Maryland, according to Metal Insider. “I remember when we were working on Cocked & Loaded, we were on tour, and they said there was a venue that we could play in Minnesota.”
“And I didn’t know too much about it at the time. But after I saw the [Purple Rain] movie, and I got it; I was with the program.”
“We were all into that Prince, right?! Purple Rain,” Lewis continued. “It was so cool, because, you know, you had all your heavy shit, and then you had the pop shit, and there was Prince doing his own f*cking thing.”
The L.A. Guns singer argued that the “problem is, right now — and I’m not gonna be a racist about it — but black people are all one-dimensional.”
“We need more Princes, man,” he opined. “We need less f*cking rappers and more people like Prince. There, I said it.”
Watch the video below, uploaded to YouTube on April 23, 2016.