'Who Gon' Stop Me?' Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Says He's Fully Entitled To Use 'N***a'
You don't get a pass.
November 19, 2018 at 6:02 pm
"Bebe" rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is of the belief that he is fully entitled to free and flagrant use of "n***a."
6ix9ine paid a visit toThe Breakfast Club. In addition to talking about his alleged lifestyle as a New York gangsta, he was questioned by host Charlamagne Tha God regarding the frequent use of "n***a" in his songs.
“Last time you were here – and I don’t have a problem with it – but people seem to have a problem with you saying n***a because they say a Mexican should not be saying the word,” Charlamagne asserted.
The Brooklyn-born rapper, who is Mexican-American and Puerto-Rican, immediately began defending his use of the word by questioning who would stop him from using it.
“Who gon' stop me. Who? I can see those comments all the time. Who? Why can’t I say it? I can say it, like. Who gon' stop me?” the artist asked.
“You know the distinction, so when you say it what does it mean to you?” Charlamagne responded.
The 22-year-old rapper argued that because he is from New York, using the expression is a part of his culture.
“It’s the way I grew up, it’s my culture. I grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn,” he shared. “It’s my vocabulary.”
“It’s the way I talk. You know what I’m saying? It’s not like oh s**t I’m not African-American, I’m not dark skin I can not say this, I can’t say it,” the rapper continued. “You know what I’m saying? It’s just vocabulary.”
6ix9ine went on to say that many Hispanic kids use term and that he will continue to use the word because he is not the only non-Black person to do so.
“Do not make it a 'me' thing. I’m not Post Malone. I’m saying n***a. Period,” he said.
There has been a long history of controversy around white people using the n-word. Several months ago Kendrick Lamar addressed a fan who got a little too comfortable on stage and repeated the word from one of his songs.
“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,” she said.
Check out the full 6ix9ine interview here:
Now, check these out: