R&B singer Chris Brown‘s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran has sparked some controversy after dropping a few N-bombs on Twitter last night (January 27).
Tran credited her mixed racial background for giving her a “pass” to drop the N-word in public.
“If you a real n*gga, then f*ck with me.,” she tweeted January 27th.
“I’m half black so I can say n*gga lol”
“I guess I can only say NIG” (Karrueche Tran’s Twitter)
Prior to becoming defensive, KT merely quoted Atlanta rapper Trinidad James‘ “All Gold Everything” hit record.
Much like her on-again/off-again ex Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran was involved in a bit of drama last night…though hers was nowhere near as crazy. Taking to Twitter to tweet some lyrics, Kae wrote “If you a real n-gga, then f-ck with me,” a line from Trinidad James’ current hit “All Gold Everything,” though unlike me, she didn’t edit the curses. Of course Twitter went wild on the Vietnamese model, perhaps not knowing she’s also half black. There’s so much sensitivity with this word and such a fine line (I’ve shared my thoughts on this one before), but I think people definitely take it overboard. (In Flex We Trust)
Recently, Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli joined in on the discussion of the N-word being overly used in director Quentin Tarantino‘s films.
“The word ‘N*gga’ in the movie Django Unchained was perfect — when you’re having arguments and people are weighing in on social networks, what the actual argument is gets lost. Spike Lee, even though he’s had problems in the past with Quentin using the word ‘N*gga’ in his films, in Reservoir Dogs, in Pulp Fiction, that was never his issue with this film. He never said, ‘My issue is…’ People assumed that was his issue. His issue was, ‘Slavery was, to my ancestors, such an important topic that if you’re going to make a film about it, it needs to be treated as serious subject matter.” (Hot 97)
Even Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx spoke out on the backlash QT has received at the hands of fellow moviemakers like Spike Lee.
Foxx has his phone in his hand and his cap on his head, the peak twisted off-centre so that it points to two-o’clock. I’m barely through the door when he’s returning fire, defending the film for all that he’s worth. “The question for me is: where’s Spike Lee coming from?” he says. “He didn’t like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn’t like Tyler Perry, he doesn’t like anybody, I think he’s sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he’s a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he’s taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that’s irresponsible.” (The Guardian)