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Faith No More Covers “Ni**as In Paris,” Casually Drops The N-Bomb [VIDEO]

 

Another day, another white person drops the N-bomb and will inevitably cop pleas and say something like, “Hey, it’s just the lyrics, okay?” California rock band Faith No More deemed it necessary to cover Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hit single “Ni**as In Paris.” So while reciting Kanye West’s verse–they’ve been doing so while on tour in Europe–lead singer Mike Patton evidently saw it essential to recite the “What’s Gucci my ni**a” lyrics without bothering to edit himself. 

We can argue until we’re blue in the face about why this is a faux pas, but inevitably the factions will split between “Don’t use the word ever, white people” and “Hey’s it’s just a song, what’s the big deal?” You would think that the general controversy that arises in all previous examples, most recently actress and Jay-Z bff Gwyneth Paltrow’s “‘Ni**as In Paris’ for real” tweet, that we wouldn’t have to bring this issue up again, and again, and again.

Here’s my personal take; The word is not for you. So why are so thirsty to use it? Not using the word will also void any such “ni**a” vs. “ni**er” struggle excuses as well.

But such disregard for hazy gray areas of racism is what happens when a song titled “Ni**as In Paris” becomes a worldwide hit.

It’s also interesting how Rolling Stone posted the clip with no mention of the singer using the N-word.

Where do you stand?

 



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Comment Comments: 24 Tags Tags: video, jay-z, kanye west, racism Views Views: 1
  • Kay

    *yawns*… This is news? White people say nigg* everyday.

  • Kelly

    yes, it IS news, because white people need to stop using the word -____-

    • chaka1

      Everybody needs to stop using it. It’s a disgrace and it’s gotten out of control.

    • Kay

      If black people hadnt started saying it white people wouldn’t say it so we have noone to blame but our selves soo we can’t get mad.

      • nycplayboy78

        WHITE People invented the word Nigger….SMDH….That word is the most loaded word in the English Language. It is the only word where it would enrage Whites to make them kill Blacks in this country….AmeriKKKa just celebrated it so-called Independence from The Crown…Read up on your history Black History and AmeriKKKan history….

      • Kay

        You sound like a 1960′s black panther so I’m not going to entertain your racial intolerance.

      • nycplayboy78

        POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!

        -.-

      • Kay

        *claps* Good for you

      • XavierLeromeLangham

        Tell EM!!!

  • blipblapbloo

    Its Jay-Z and Kanye fault if anybodys. And I doubt they give two shakes of a dry, crusty fist who says what. The “general public” is too outraged by nothingness to be regarded as credible.

  • RedB0ne

    If they’re allowed to say it, they won’t use it the way we do. There will be a malice to it and that air of getting away with saying n*gga but really meaning n*gger.

  • XavierLeromeLangham

    it’s a song like any other song get over it

  • Alex

    Words only have the meaning we assign to them. They are in the original song. If a person thinks a word should not be used, they shouldn’t have wrote it in to their song in the first place. Saying “white people can’t use this word” is racist, more racist than the word itself (because the word itself can change in meaning, but saying you aren’t allowed to use this word because of your race cannot). If you want to take the word back and empower it to mean something different than it used to, then you have to let people use the damn word.

  • fatbones

    The author of this article, Alvin aqua Blanco, judges Mike Patton by the color of his skin and assumes that he is White- implying that Patton has Caucasian roots from Europe.
    In fact, Patton’s ancestry is Asian and Native American.
    Don’t judge people by the color of their skin, via a sh*tty internet video, Alvin.
    Do your research, investigate, and report- you hack.
    Furthermore, he didn’t “casually drop the n-bomb.” He blatantly sang the song. On purpose! It was rehearsed! He deliberately sang the lyrics to a song that contains the n-word.
    As for the apology you anticipate: do us all a favor and hold your breath- Mike Patton has never apologized (not even for urinating on unsuspecting fans standing in the front rows of his shows).
    Keep holding it…

    • Alvin aqua Blanco (@aqua174)

      Asian and Native American are not African-American or African. Story clearly says even if he is just singing the lyrics, he shouldn’t have. That said, carry on.

  • Ben

    Maybe it’s as simple as they liked the song so they wanted to play it live.

  • fatbones

    The author of this article, Alvin aqua Blanco, judges Mike Patton by the
    color of his skin and assumes that he is White- implying that Patton
    has Caucasian roots from Europe.
    In fact, Patton’s ancestry is Asian and Native American.
    Don’t judge people by the color of their skin, via a sy video, Alvin.
    Do your research, investigate, and report- you hack.
    Furthermore,
    he didn’t “casually drop the n-bomb.” He blatantly sang the song. On
    purpose! It was rehearsed! He deliberately sang the lyrics to a song
    that contains the n-word.
    As for the apology you anticipate: do us
    all a favor and hold your breath- Mike Patton has never apologized (not
    even for urinating on unsuspecting fans standing in the front rows of
    his shows).
    Keep holding it…

  • KevM

    The author, Alvin Aqua Blanco, is the real racist here.

    “Here’s my personal take; The word is not for you. So why are so thirsty to use it?”

    O REALLY, please tell me how my vocabulary is limited by my skin color. Rampant reverse racism. Google “reverse racism” if you’re not familiar.

    Side note, MP isn’t white as someone else pointed out.

    He’s referred to himself numerous times in interviews as “a bunch of things” including Native American.

    Get your facts straight. What a sorry excuse for a “news” article.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=538957452 Xander Harris

    #firstworldproblems

  • BKallDay

    White people invented the word, so how about black people stop using it? Oh wait, thats cos we dont live in the 60s and EVERYONE uses the word.

  • lastoknow

    The band would have covered the song because they like it and as a cap tilt to the original and the guys that wrote it. Seriously DO NOT MAKE ANY MORE OF IT THAN THAT, its purile to do so.

  • no more guns at BET awards

    I don’t understand why black people get so offended when whites say the “n” word. White people created it and black people use it so much the word doesn’t even seem like it’s a racial slur

  • no more guns at BET awards

    And another thing I think is dumb as hell, is that blacks can call whites either cracker or casper and think that whites r so racist, when its actually black people that r the real racists and bigotry

  • no rest 4 my wickedness

    Ok

No thanks