After West Coast white female rappers Kreayshawn and V-Nasty made headlines for their brazen use of the controversial term “n*gga” last summer, Miami’s Trina speaks on why she feels the White Girl Mob’s actions are permissible.
In Trina’s eyes, people are taking the situation too seriously and feels that as long as there is no hidden agenda behind the “n*gga” slinging, she sees no harm done.
“I don’t see what the big deal about it is,” Trina said in an interview. “It’s a matter of respect, if you’re not being disrespectful, if you’re not doing it in a racist way…I’m not really the person that cares too much about all that. … Let’s worry about voting for Barack Obama for president again. I don’t think the N-word is such a big deal, we’ve been saying it for years, decades, white, blacks, Hispanic, Jamaican, Haitian, Chinese whatever. It is what it is, we didn’t create it, we didn’t start it and we’re not going to be the last to say it. It’s going to continue on and on and on so we just need to focus on what’s important.” (BET)
In September, V-Nasty contemplated retiring her using the N-word in her speech.
“I’m even thinking about giving up [saying the n-word],” Nasty said in a video. “I’m not faking [when I say it]…It’s diversity. OK? 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.’ You feel me? Now, I’m seeing that it’s different other places, so when I be in the hood doing my regular thing with my best friend, I shouldn’t even be thinking about that sh*t. They the ones making me think about this sh*t, bruh. I ain’t never thought about no colors or nothing, bruh. Y’all motherf*ckers are racist, man.” (Persona Magazine)
In late July, V-Nasty responded to critics slamming her for frequently dropping N-Bombs.
“On some real n*gga sh*t — how I really feel about these motherf*ckers talking about, ‘Why is V-Nasty saying the N-word?’ you motherf*ckers have never walked in my shoes, bruh … Is it a f*cking race? — Am I offending people or using it in a disrespectful type of way? Y’all mad at that? Y’all need to be mad at this album I’m about to drop on y’all a**. You f*ckin’ haters — don’t be mad at me just because I’m doing me.” (Visual Poetry)
Last June, fellow Cali rapper Mistah F.A.B. defended Kreay and Nasty over using the term.
“I just wanna say some sh*t to everybody that’s talking about why is Kreayshawn and V-Nasty, the White Girl Mob, saying the word n*gga and all that sh*t,” Mistah F.A.B. said in an interview. “First of all, you motherf*ckers need to wake up. It’s 2011. Nobody gives a f*ck about that sh*t no more. We grew up in the same communities, same neighborhoods. It’s not the same as how people once looked at it. You want to stand up for a cause like that? You’ll let somebody from your own race disrespect you all day, then soon as someone from outside your race — you want to turn into Malcolm X or Martin Luther King.” (We The West)
Check out Kreayshawn speaking on the N-Word below: