V-Nasty Vows to Stop Using the N-Word
Controversial rapper V-Nasty has garnered a mass of criticism and ire, over the last few months, due to her brazen use of the N-word. And after fellow White Girl Mob member Kreayshawn recently vented about the accusations of racism against the rap collective, V-Nasty has now claimed that she will stop using the N-word.
In a recent video with Persona Magazine, V-Nasty chats with fellow Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B. about her use of the N-word, explaining that while growing up in the “hood” of Oakland, Calif., she saw people of various races using the N-word, impressing on her that it was OK for her to do that same. But as her fame has grown, she’s learned that others outside of her Oakland “hood” find her use of the word offensive.
“I’m even thinking about giving that s–t up [saying the N-word],” she said. “I’m not faking [when I say it] … It’s diversity … It’s crazy because I’ll be with my partners doing my everyday thing, but now, everybody’s making it known, like, ‘Oh, she said the n-word and she’s white.’ Now, I’m seeing that it’s different other places, so when I’m in the ‘hood with my best friend … I shouldn’t even being thinking about that s–t. They the ones making me think about that s–t, bruh. I wasn’t raised off no colors or nothing, bruh … I ain’t racist.”
Mistah F.A.B., who has defended V-Nasty in the past, also weighed in on the issue of race and the N-word. Although seemingly understanding why some would be offended by V-Nasty’s use of the word, Mistah F.A.B. reiterates the White Girl Mob rapper’s claim that people of every race in Oakland use the term in a racially neutral manner and that people in other areas of the country shouldn’t be blind to the fact that the same goes for the people in their hometowns.
“At the end of the day, if we’re talking about abolishing this word, then that’s something I can humble myself to. But if we’re talking about who can say [it], then we’ve got a whole lot of fighting to do,” he said. “Along today’s line of activism …whites, Mexicans, Latins, Filipinos, Samoans, anybody else says ‘n—a’ more than African Americans do. You could be like this, ‘You was at Sea World the other day? You see Shamu? That n—a Shamu is a fool’ … where it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m racist for calling the whale a n—a?’”
Continuing, “What makes me mad is mothaf—as acting like it don’t go on. We from Oakland, this s–t goes on, like every corner we’ve got a Mexican on the corner like, ‘Oh, what’s up my n—a?’… The Afghan at the store, ‘Oh my cousin, what’s up my n—a?’ Mothaf—as acting like this s–t don’t go on. This s–t goes on on the regular … At the end of the day, [V-Nasty's] not a racist. It’s up to us to show the difference because [she] ain’t never left Oakland … [and she's] thinking this s–t goes on in every ‘hood.”
What are your thoughts on V-Nasty and Mistah F.A.B.’s comments? –nicholas robinson