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Chris Rock Dares to Defend Donald Sterling at BET Awards

Chris Rock hosted the BET Awards Sunday night, or as he called it the “black World Cup,” and during his opening monologue he reviewed the biggest moments in black entertainment culture over the last year. There were jokes about Apple acquiring Dr. Dre’s Beats company, Kevin Hart’s prolific film career and Scandal’s secret appeal to white people. But the biggest black news of the year, according to Rock, were the revelations about racist L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.


“Now let me get this straight,” Rock said towards to end of his opening bit. “An 83-year-old white man doesn’t like black people. Is that news?”

“Come on!” Rock continued. “A black man couldn’t look him in the eye until he was 45. The first black man he ever met, he got for Christmas.”

Rock said he didn’t want to “defend” Donald Sterling, but proceeded to do just that by breaking down exactly what the embattled billionaire was caught on tape saying.

“What did he say? ‘I don’t want my woman around black basketball players.’ Me neither! Are you kidding me?” Rock said. “Who the hell wants their woman around black basketball players?”

Watch video below, via BET:

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