Daniel Caesar came to the defense of YesJulz during a recent extended monologue on Instagram Live.
During the livestreaming session, the recent Grammy winner—who said several times during the broadcast that he was "drunk as fuck"—asked his black fans why they were being "so mean" to white people.
"Why are we being so mean to Julz?" he said, presumably in reference to comments she made on a recent episode of the Easily Offended podcast. "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. I don't wanna be treated like I can't take a joke."
From there, Caesar addressed Dave Chappelle's recent "very gay" comment during an episode of John Mayer's Instagram show. "I just went through that fucking Chappelle shit 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," he said. "That's what it is. People are allowed to say whatever the fuck they want . . . 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 shit. You have to bridge the gap."
Later, Caesar said "being a victim doesn't get you paid" and urged anyone who wanted to cancel him due to these comments to simply not listen to his music. "I've said what I've said before and y'all tried to cancel me and I apologized like a bitch," he said. "I don't believe in that shit because I think you guys are wrong and I'm right."
Elsewhere, Caesar recalled hardships he says he faced on his path to success and briefly addressed Joe Budden, among other topics. See a rip of the livestream above.
Caesar's comments have received a backlash he seemingly expected online.
At the time of this writing, Caesar had not addressed these comments further.