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Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's "Accidental Racist' sparks controversy

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Offensive, racist and horrible...these are just a few descriptions of a song titled "Accidental Racist" off Brad Paisley's new album.

"This guy's a racist," said Bishop Sterling Lands, Pastor at the Greater Calvary Bible Church.

"This is a ploy to make a record, that doesn't appear to be that good anyway, the lyrics don't appear to be that great, to make it sell more copies and therefore, make more money. It's about the bottom line."

Some of the lyrics say; "I'm proud of where I'm from but not everything we've done."

A feature by LL Cool J adds, "Just because my pants are saggin' doesn't mean I'm up to no good."

Lands said, "Here again is an attempt to take advantage of young minds who might not be as prepared, from a study perspective, and entice them to buy something because it sounds cool."

The album comes out Tuesday, so we asked potential buyers what they think of the song.

"I don't' think that they did it just to make albums. I think they did it to make a point in life that we shouldn't be fighting over colors. We should all be friends and cool and everybody should be nice in the world," said Jeremiah Gardner.

James Work said, "Honestly, they're trying to sell records, that's why they named it what they did, but that's what they do, they sell records. Will I buy it? I don't know, I'll have to listen to the whole thing and find out."

Some other lyrics; "If you don't judge my gold chains, I'll forget the iron chains."

"Why would I want to forget iron chains? Why would I want to forget the fact that my people labored from sun up to sun down to build this country? Why would I want to forget that?," Lands said. "No matter what we say or do, in this nation, we have to deal with racism, poverty and violence...We collectively, black, white, brown, yellow, green, polka dot, we should all be working to eliminate those three elements."

Lands says if the song is really about spreading an important message, why not just give the track away?

The music video to this song appears to have been pulled from the internet.

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