Rolling Stones drop ‘Brown Sugar’ from tour setlist over lyrics
Legendary rock band The Rolling Stones have removed 1971 hit song Brown Sugar from their touring setlist — at least for now.
According to an interview with the Los Angeles Times, lead singer Mick Jagger says they’re retiring the tune due to lyrics about slavery and the sexualization of young Black women. (You can read the lyrics in their entirety at the bottom of this article.)
“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,'” said Jagger. “We might put it back in.”
The band’s guitarist, Keith Richards, said to the Times that he’s trying to understand the backlash against the song.
“I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is,” …
More on: globalnews.ca