Body Count Guitarist Reacts To Axl Rose Being Accused Of Racism


In a new interview on Appetite for Distortion, legendary guitarist Ernie C from the iconic metal band Body Count was interviewed. Ernie C was asked about Axl using the n-word in “One in a Million” and what he thought of Axl being accused of being a racist after the release of the track.

“I have no thoughts on that whatsoever. That didn’t bother me, it didn’t even raise an eyebrow. It’s the person that says it with intent who raises an eyebrow. Axl, I know him, he’s not that dude. He can say whatever he wants to say, he’s not that dude. We do Cop Killer, we’re not killing cops, he can say what he wants to. That’s not in his heart, his bodyguard was a black man, so if you’re a racist why would you have a black man protect your life? So eh, that doesn’t bother me at all.”

He also told a funny story about his good friend Duff McKagan once grabbing his gun in a car after a Guns N’ Roses Coliseum show.

“He hopped in the car with me, and I said, ‘Don’t reach under the seat, because I’ve got a gun under the seat right there where your sitting.’ So he got out the gun, and a cop came to the car and said, ‘Do you guys need a police escort out of here?’ I’m like, ‘Put down the gun!’ He’s holding the gun in his hand! (Laughs) I have hinted windows, so I just cracked the tinted window, and the cop gives us an escort out through the traffic to get on the freeway, and he’s sitting there with a 9 millimeter with cops all around the car.”

You can listen to the full interview below.

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Listen to “Ep. 56 – Ernie C, Body Count” on Spreaker.