(CNN)The Rolling Stones have retired their classic song “Brown Sugar,” which begins with a slave narrative and sexualizes young Black women.
Mick Jagger told the Los Angeles Times that the band had phased the song out of their concert lineups.
“We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, ‘We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes,'” he said. “We might put it back in.”
Keith Richards told the Times he hopes to be able to play some version of the song in the future.
“I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this sh**,” he said. “But I’m hoping that we’ll be able to resurrect the b
Rolling Stones phase out popular hit ‘Brown Sugar’
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