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Remy Ma recently sparked a bit of outrage and online debate when she expressed her view on the usage of the N-word on an episode of “State of the Culture.”

“When it comes to the word ‘nigga’ or ‘nigger’ or ‘niggas’ or however you want to do it, I don’t usually get offended regardless of what your nationality is if I don’t feel like you are using it as a racial slur,” the rapper said.

“I hear it so frequently from people that are not just black people. Like Fat Joe. He’s the blackest Spanish guy that I know on the planet earth,” she continued. “And I’ve never questioned it or felt a type of way or anything because he’s not as brown as me, or because he speaks Spanish, or because he’s Cuban.”

Remy also noted that Black people use the word as a racial slur…

“If you want other people to respect your culture or your race or your nationality or whatever, you have to take that same responsibility,” she said. “You can’t say ‘Hey, if you look like me, or you’re this, you can use it but if you look like this, you can’t use it.’ If you’re against the word, you have to be against the word all the way around the world.”

When host Scottie Beam asked Remy, “Why can’t something just be for us?”

“Because that’s prejudiced, that’s why,” she replied.

Naturally, her comments left many feeling some way, and as reported by Complex, Remy took time to clarify her stance in a response to an Instagram comment. She stressed that usage of the racial slur should take a backseat to more important things such as “property/real estate, life insurance, health insurance, degrees, etc.”

Peep Remy’s full response below:

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TSR Staff: Kyle Anfernee: @Kyle.Anfernee 🎥: @revolttv #Roommates, I’m sure we’ve all heard the n-word by now. It’s a word that’s heavily used in the African American community, so much that most of us aren’t even phased when we hear it, that is until another race says it. On this weeks episode of 'State of the Culture,' Remy Ma opened up about not being offended when someone who’s NOT black says the n-word. ___________________________________ “I don’t usually get offended, regardless of what your nationality is if I feel like you’re not using it as a racial slur.” ___________________________________ “I hear it so frequently from people who aren’t black people. Like Fat Joe, he’s the blackest Spanish guy on this planet earth and I’ve never questioned did it” ___________________________________ Thoughts?

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4 thoughts on “Remy Ma On Non-Blacks Using The N-Word: ‘We Have Wayyy More Important Pressing Issues’

  1. Why our beautiful black African people, things that, that so call name peoply say it’s out name, enbrace it. It’s not our name as s human of the world, we are black Africans, we are not nooooooo bullshit N. Let u gave that name and keep it for themselves. We as beautiful black Africans don’t need that name and we should not enbrace it either.

  2. African American Woman on said:

    I loathe dumb black people. Our grandparents, great grandparents and back DID not toil, sweat, face discrimination, racism and violence for us to be defending the use of one of, if not, the ugliest word of any language. This is a very important subject-what you call yourself is who you feel you are. We should be defending education, entrepreneurship, respect, community and self-love. If we did, a racial slur that defined centuries of violent racism against our people would have NO place in our vernacular.

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