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Trina Says It’s Not a ‘Big Deal’ That Kreayshawn Uses the N-Word

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In the past, Kreayshawn has been criticized for her use of the N-word. Although the ‘Gucci Gucci’ rapper doesn’t really utilize the word in her songs, she has used it on Twitter before and said it during quick freestyles. Kreayshawn has defended herself, saying she isn’t using the word in a derogatory manner, and rapper Trina agrees that it’s OK that the white rapper uses the word, as long as it’s in a “respectful” way.

Speaking to VLADTV, Trina explained her reasoning. “I don’t see what the big deal about it is. 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,” Trina said.

‘Da Baddest B—–’ rapper continued, “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.”

Kreayshawn seems to feel the same way about the controversial word. Earlier this year, she said (via VLADTV), “Asian people will call Mexicans that. A Mexican will call a black dude that. A white person will call an Asian that. Everyone calls each other that.”

Kreayshawn continued, “I feel like that word is used in the low income community more than anything. I can see if I was some rich crazy trick and I was just saying this because it’s hip-hop. No, I was raised around this. Me and my sisters were all raised around this. People call me that. But personally I’m not flaunting it around. I don’t say it in my music because of how, if I’m putting myself out there to the world there are going to be a lot of people who don’t like it.”

What do you think? Should people criticize Kreayshawn for using the word, or should people stop giving her a hard time since she doesn’t have any malicious or racist motives? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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