Having had Kevin Hart and Marlon Wayans on the show recently, The Breakfast Club keeps the comedy theme going by having industry veteran Sinbad on the show. The actor/comedian spoke on his start, and how his father was so instrumental in his upbringing, teaching him the value of persistence. Initially enlisting the Air Force to play basketball, he did not make the team and ended up going AWOL after deeming the process too difficult. He found his passion for stand-up and comedy during a talent show in the Air Force. Of course, the topic of Bill Cosby arose, where Sinbad made it clear that he does not believe the accusations because Hollywood never liked Cosby and felt he had too much power. Whether it be creating positive archetypes on television for black people, or donating millions to HBCU’s, he was a threat to the white power structure in Hollywood. The comedian also says that some of the stories of the accusers don’t add up.
The topic of cultural appropriation also arose, when discussing artists such as Iggy Azalea and Macklemore, with Sinbad stating he foresaw this happening with Hip-Hop, just as it had with Jazz, Blues and all other forms of black music. He expounds by saying that he just does not like fake, eluding to Azalea’s difference in accents when rapping and speaking normally. When challenged by Charlamagne in regards to all of the rappers who pose as gangsters or thugs, Sinbad says that Hip-Hop has always been theater since its inception and that actually criminals don’t make good entertainers. Check out the funny and informative interview above.