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Keith Richards made his feelings very clear about the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.

In an interview with Rolling StoneRichards said, “It’s about bloody time. I mean, in this country [the U.S.], things are coming to a head. That’s the way it is. You got to deal with it.”

He added, “It’s difficult for me to talk about it, because I am not an American. I live here, I am in heart and soul, I am one of you, but I can’t interfere. I’m like Putin, I refuse to interfere in your electoral process.”

When asked about being a champion for black musicians and artists, Richards said, “They’re the reason I’m here.”

Keef is currently promoting Live At the Hollywood Palladium 1988, KeithRichards.coma new box set from his solo band Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos. The box set comes out on November 13 and is currently available for pre-order at .

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