Bowie called the lack of black artists on MTV ‘very interesting.’

That included the time in 1983, during the early days of MTV, when the network sat down with a then-resurgent Bowie to talk about his hit album, Let’s Dance. But before VJ Mark Goodman could dig into his sheaf of questions, Bowie had a few of his own. READ

“There seem to be a lot of black artists making very good videos that I’m surprised aren’t being used on MTV,” David Bowie told the VJ. (Later that year, Michael Jackson’s legendary “Billie Jean” was added into heavy rotation on the channel, effectively breaking down the race barrier on the network and paving the way for a number of black artists to get airtime.)

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