Don Lemon and Terry Crews got into a heated discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement during a CNN broadcast Monday.
In the clip shared to social media, Lemon says, "Terry, you're a high-profile person, you're writing things out there, you know you're going to get backlash."
On June 30, Crews sparked controversy with a tweet the read: "If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter."
Lemon continued, talking about the origins of Black Lives Matter.
"The Black Lives Matter movement was started because it was started about police brutality. If you want an All Black Lives Matter movement that talks about gun violence in communities including Black communities, then start that movement with that name," he said. "But that's not what Black Lives Matter is about."
He continued, "If someone started a movement that said 'cancer matters' and then someone comes in and says, 'Why aren't you talking about HIV?' It's not the same thing."
Crews, 51, rebutted, "But when you look at the organization, police brutality is not the only thing they're talking about."
Then Lemon began talking over Crews, causing Crews' audio to break up momentarily before Crews pauses and nods as Lemon continues.
"People who live near each other, Black people kill each other, same as whites. 80-some percent of white people are killed by white people," Lemon says.
"True, very true," Crews agrees.
As Crews tries to say more, Lemon's audio overpowers him again.
Earlier in the interview, Crews explained why he thinks his stance is important.
"I wanted to bring up the fact that there are some very, very militant type-forces in Black Lives Matter and what I was issuing was a warning," he said. "I've been a part of different groups, I've been a part of different things and you see how extremes can go far … and when you issue a warning and a warning is seen as detrimental to the movement, how can you ever have checks and balances?"
He continued, "Someone wants to control the narrative and I viewed it as a very, very dangerous self-righteousness that was developing that really viewed themselves as better."
Crews added that Black Lives Matter is a "great mantra, a true mantra" but takes issue with "the leaders who are responsible for putting these things together."
Crews didn't comment on his interview with Lemon directly, but shared this on Twitter Tuesday: "If I’m truly your equal, I can discuss my concerns with you- but if I’m not- all my concerns are perceived as threats."
In June, Crews stood by another controversial tweet warning against "Black supremacy."
The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star tweeted on June 7, "Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together." The tweet immediately went viral at the time with both "Terry Crews" and "Black Supremacy" trending on Twitter as users blasted the comment.
In an interview on "The Talk," Crews defended his tweet's message, though he admitted it was worded in a controversial way.
“What I said was, defeating white supremacy without white people could create Black supremacy,” Crews said, adding that "in Black America, we have gatekeepers."
Contributing: Charles Trepany, USA TODAY
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