It’s no secret that Nas cares deeply about the “Black Lives Matter” movement that’s risen in the wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner’s murders, as he was out protesting with Russell Simmons in NYC on Saturday. Now, he speaks his mind in a video for Time Magazine, saying how embarrassed he is by his country’s inability to get over issues of race.

“It’s not cool to look like Apartheid South Africa 1988,” he said. “How are we gonna be the free world or the most powerful country when inside this country we’re fighting over skin color? That’s just embarrassing.”

Watch the full video below.