Kane, who is bi-racial, told People Magazine that he didn’t know it until he was about 8 years old.
“I’m biracial; I didn’t know that until I was 7 or 8 years old… I thought I was full white, which honestly, I can’t even really say because I didn’t see colors.
I found out that I was biracial and I still wasn’t thinking anything of it, but then I started getting called the N-word. I didn’t even know what it meant. I learned what it meant, and that’s when it started affecting me. I got in fights over it when I was little.”
However, in light of Kane’s tweet about songwriting, The Gatlin Brothers’ Larry Gatlin reach out to him.
“A lot of (people) are racist. It’s that old saying, ‘Is it better to light a candle than stand there and curse the darkness?'”
They have since scheduled a songwriting session together.