As a comic of Asian descent, I needed to know the answer.
On a date, a guy actually told me 'he's a no rice, no spice kinda guy.' WTF.
How come so many British Asians sided with a campaign characterised by bigotry?
When you move to a new country as a kid, you never fully fit in with your home culture or your adopted culture.
The paucity of successful Asian-American rappers converts into a scarcity of fans. But to one man, a white man from Staten Island, Asian-American rap is the world. His devotion is rare and real enough to make an impact on the artists themselves.
The mass murderer's model-minority "respect" is entirely of a piece with hate crimes against black people – another hissing head on the hydra of racism.
"It's a mashup, man!"