In a recent interview on Los Angeles radio station 92.3 The Real with Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed, Latin rapper Fat Joe responded to people who criticize him a racist for saying the n-word.
“My thing is, when you say, ‘You’re Latino, why are you using the n-word?’ Are you calling me a racist? Do you think I’m racist for using it? ‘Cause the way the n-word offends me is when somebody says it in a racial way. We feel like somebody’s trying to call us n*gga…so now you lookin’ at me with racist eyes when I do is for my culture, for my people? I treat black people and Latinos the same way. Hundred percent. No difference, no preference. I treat ’em all the same way.”
Joe added that he had heard that word since he was a little boy. He continued:
“I wouldn’t even know how to stop saying it, just want to look at things with a racist eye, a racist view. Spike Lee, to me, he’s always loved black people and shown beauty in black people, but I’ve been around some white people who have told me he’s a racist. Because he loves his people? Does that make sense to you?… Sometimes we gotta watch the people who’s trying to police the word.”
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