Laurence Fishburne: 'Justin Bieber Acts 'Black-ish,' But He Doesn't Get Shot by the Police'
It’s been a while since Justin Bieber toured or released a new album, but the singer always seems to be on our minds. In explaining the title of his new sitcom Black-ish, Laurence Fishburne dropped a little Bieber reference to get the tricky racial point across.
“I think of it this way -- two words: Justin Bieber,” Fishburne says. “Justin Bieber acts ‘black-ish,’ but he doesn’t get shot by the police. He gets a police escort home.”
Hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez had asked the executive producer about the message of the new show, which follows an upper-middle class black family. He did go on to expand his “black-ish” definition:
“If you like rock and roll, if you like rhythm and blues, if you like jazz, if you like hip-hop, you might be black-ish.”