Just Mercy star Michael B. Jordan doesn’t want to be defined by labels. In the launch of Coach Conversations, a new YouTube series from the fashion brand, the actor sits down for a conversation on all things culture, community and creativity.
In a new clip from the second episode of the monthly series, Michael is joined by rapper Cordae in the studio and virtually by The Cut Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner to talk about his experience in the public eye as a Black actor. As Michael explains, “It doesn’t have to be this line in the sand of being like, ‘Oh, you’re the Black actor.’ You know what I’m saying? Why can’t I just be an actor?”
He continued, adding, “That can’t happen unless you walk through it, unapologetically in who you are, and not scared to walk your truth on a daily basis.”
The Black Panther performer shared that defying expectations is something he, Cordae and Lindsay all have in common.