Fat Joe Defends V-Nasty's Use Of N-Word; Says Rev. Sharpton Used It As Well

Fat Joe says he's willing to defend V-Nasty, explains his own use of the n-word and adds that Al Sharpton has also used it.

During a recent interview with DJ Vlad, Fat Joe defended V-Nasty and The White Girl Mob for their use of the n-word. He also spoke on Reverend Al Sharpton's use of the word, saying even he has used the term in the past. 

When asked if he followed The White Girl Mob's Kreayshawn, Fat Joe said he has only heard her single, "Gucci Gucci." 

"Nah but I love her song, 'the Gucci Gucci Gucci.' I think they have something to say. That's what's dope about Hip Hop." 
Soon, the conversation went into V-Nasty's use of the n-word, which Fat Joe defended. 

"Unfortunately, the word started as a racist thing many, many, many, many, many years ago. We don't view as that no more...How can we tell everybody 'Hip Hop is for everybody?' How can we really tell everybody, 'If you white, Hip Hop is for you? If you Chinese, Hip Hop's for you? If you fuckin' Arab, Hip Hop's for you?' We say 'nigga' all day. They think that's what's cool. So, if they like, 'Yo, what's up my nigga?' Oh, shit. You a racist. You know they didn't really mean it racist. You know [V-Nasty] ain't tellin' her 'Yo, what's up my nigga' racist. She's sayin', 'What's up my nigga!'" 

The Terror Squadian then said he had a bone to pick with one of the most public opponents of the n-word, Al Sharpton. 

"The craziest shit," he noted. "I'ma give you some breaking news. The craziest shit...Reverend Al Sharpton...This is some shit. I shouldn't be telling you but Reverend Al Sharpton made a whole campaign against the word nigga. I swear to my mother drops dead, the first time I ever met Reverend Al Sharpton was with Don King. Don King said, 'Reverend Al, do you know Fat Joe?' He said, 'How I'm not gonna not know the realest nigga in New York?' It's the first thing he told me, ever, in the history of mankind. 'That's my nigga, Fat Joe!' I was mindboggled with the nigga shit."

He did however acknowledge that some may still be offended by the term being used by anyone.

"It's fucked up. It started out racist, somebody made it cool...I'm sure, I'm willing to defend [V-Nasty]. I never met her in my life but I'm sure she meant it as a term of endearment. Now, if you old school and you grew up when segregation, you grew up when they was throwing water on people, and Rosa Parks, then you take offense."

He also defended his use of the term saying, "My whole theory about it is, I'm Latino and I can't say nigga? Blacks and Latinos is the same shit." 

For more from the interview, check the video below. 

 

RELATED: V Nasty Defends Use Of N Word; Vows To Not Use It In Rhymes

140 Comments

  • Imjussayin

    Let us be clear- Clarence Thomas is blacker than Fat Joe.

  • Ty

    Where's Fat Joe's place to defend someones use of the N-word? Dude needs Pap to snuff some more sense into him.

    • while i dont condone

      FAT JOE SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU are wack you ruined every singvle DITC song you were on now sit your badonkadonk down

  • Michael E. Brown

    fat joe shut your fucking mouth, if mac miller and yelawolf can fucking make songs and not act like a fucking gangster, then v nasty can make songs and do it for the love of the music not to get hits on fucking youtube, you got to be kidding me, i have lost respect for fat joe, fuck you joe seriously, if you are defending a youtube hit queen, its all about ratings and publicity , she knew what she was doing when she started saying the nigger, as soon as she started reppin v nasty, so gucci mane and fat joe eat a dick, i hope waka flocka isnt on this shit with this tramp.

  • Afi Keita James

    Cuban's no better than fat hoe.

  • hiphopDX

    This is exactly what I wanted. Everyone one my website discussing pointless discussions.

  • The truth

    To realtalk101 I have to say that you are completely and utterly uninformed, biased as well as being willfully ignorant. 1.)No Irish can relate to the African plight because no Irish was ever called the N-word like you claim. You do realize that the N-word comes from the Latin word which literally means "black". 2.)The Irish were only used for a couple of years compared to the Africans who were enslaved for many centuries. One reason was because the Irish were not as strong ot resistant to disease. Many of the Iirsh who worked on the sugar cane plantation were literally SUN FRIED TO DEATH!! That's why the slaver focused on Africans and Africans only, there were no more Irish slaves. 3.) Throughtout the years just as the Irish were being discriminated, they turned around anc called Black people the N-word and treated us like other Whites did. So stop faking with this "we can relate" or "I can use the N-word" garbage. 4.) Many of the Irish were Indentured servants and not slaves like the Africans were, the remnants were indeed slaves. 5.) The number of Irish slaves or Indentured Servants were minute in comparison to the number of African slaves(not indentured servants) in the Americas. 6.) The socio economic plight of the Irish has always and still is better than that of Blacks, where were the Irish during the Civil rights movement and no I'm not talking about one or two White people standing on the sideline but rather I'm talking about the community as a whole. If an Irish person like you ever calls me the N-word, I will let them have it.

    • realtalk101

      (1) The Irish slaves were indeed called "White N*ggers". (2) No Irish cant relate? "They were only used for a couple years" getting used for a day is horrid, 200 years (2 centuries) is messed up for anybody regardless of race. And yes I'm aware of the differentials in skin tone, The pigment of the African slaves allowed them to work the fields without being disturbed by the sun more so then the Irish. But the Irish and African slaves were considered equals, if the Irish were not seen as less than. Regardless of the effective nature of the field workers, that still didn't stop their slave masters from forcing field work from them. (3)Well just as your idealism put forth today, you're obviously biased and discriminative. I have no doubt in my mind that ignorant Irish that didn't know the historical facts of the slave trade may have called an African descendant the "N word" in the very same manner that you subject all "White people" to being guilty of being responsible for the American Slave trade. Ignorance is bliss and as long as you are 1 track minded all you offer to an evolving world is ignorance. Also I never said I reserve the right to use the "N word" and you my friend don't either. (4) The Irish were the only race outside the African slaves that were not Indentured servants, After freedom and rights were granted to the Irish slaves its very likely a portion may have stayed on under indentured servitude because its the only life they had ever known in the same manner African slaves continued to work the field past their granted rights to freedom in indentured servitude. (5) 1/3rd of the Irish very existence was enslaved or killed due to the same slave trade that plagued the lineage to the African ancestry. Your analysis to belittle that occurrence and call it "minute" is beyond rationalization, I can't even argue with your ignorance. I don't feel I have an entitlement to use the "N Word" I don't feel I have an entitlement to anything but facts and truth. Your idealism to be stuck in this mode of aggravation towards all "White" people is something you need to work on, not me, I love all races equally. (6)The Irish struggled to co-exist in America with the descendants of the English settlers for many centuries following their granted freedoms in the same manner the African descendants suffered during the Civil rights era. Its just not as drawn out in historical detail as that of the African descendants. Due to conspiracy and cover ups implemented by the American/English forefathers. I have no interest in calling you the "N word" but I don't mind calling you a biased bigot and if that would disturb people like you then I would have no problem getting after it.

  • SCHWARZ

    realtalk101: hell if anything, I've always found it a bit puzzling how people of African decent give "American Hispanics" a pass and allow them the usage of the word. When Spain was in cahoots with the English to help spark the American slave trade, there ancestors were our captors. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FIRST, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND PROVIDING FACTUAL INFORMATION TO SPARK A DEBATE. THOSE HISPANICS ARE MORE INDIAN THAN ANYTHING, AND MOST, NOT ALL, RELATE TO THEIR "WHITENESS", NOT THE TRUE HISTORY (THEY WANT TO ASSOCIATE WITH THE CONQUERORS, NOT THE CONQUERED. JUST LIKE RAP, WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO BE APART OF THE NEW WAVE AND NOT WHAT'S THE REAL DEAL). INTELLIGENT BLACKS KNOW THE PLIGHT OF THE IRISH, AND KNOW THEY HAVE HISTORY THERE. MOST PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY IRELAND IS CONSIDERED THE BASTARD CHILD OF THE UK AND YOU ARE PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THAT. YET AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THESE MISINFORMED WEIRDOS WHY THEY ARE SO PROUD TO CALL THEMSELVES CAUCASIAN, WHEN IT'S IN RUSSIA AND THE ATTRIBUTE COMES FROM MOUNTAINS. THERE'S NO STATE, CONTINENT OR COUNTRY NAMED THAT. IF THEY ARE SO WILLING TO CALL BLACKS N!GG*R, WHY CAN'T THEY CALL THEM CAVEMEN? DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI ARE THE SAME PEOPLE, BUT THE CONQUERORS SPLIT THEM APART AND THEY HATE EACH OTHER, ALTHOUGH THEY LOOK LIKE EACH OTHER.

    • realtalk101

      They aren't more Indian then anything. I would say they were about equal to 50/50 native/spaniard ancestry. So that means 1 out of every 2 is of descendant lineage to the same captors that played a major role in the American slave trade. Put 50/50 together and pretty much you have a melting pot that would narrow it down to 100% so there is pretty much a 100% chance that any hispanic that has blood line ties to Mexico has direct ancestry lineage to the Spaniards that profited, captured & enslaved Africans and Irish during the American slave trade era. The word Caucasian is just a check list reference do describe and summarize all white skin toned people, in the same form Hispanic is for Mexicans, Cubans etc. Same way Asians used to describe Chinese, Koreans, Japanese etc. I have no problem contributing to a debate after all any of us are left with is ability to gain knowledge. Its not like any of us lived to see the American slave trade. I just encourage people to actually do the research rather then prejudge based on inaccuracies. Thanks for being welcoming to an open debate on the matter.

  • WTF

    That realtalk kid is as nutty as Fat Joe lol Nicca!

  • shark

    I understand where he's coming from, but you'll still look like a fucking idiot saying "whats up my nigga?" in your country club

  • Anonymous

    @realbullshit who said None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot. FAIL#

    • Son

      There are so many things wrong with your version of history. You and Fat Joe should fuck. He's only person I know talking as crazy as you... Mickey!

    • realtalk101

      That is when cross breeding of Irish and African slaves began taking place and why many have a "White" last name. Its because their great great great great great great grandfathers were Irish, in some cases its the African slaves taking the last names of their slave owners but there are some cases in there where its the case of mass breeding. If you have an Irish last name that you can date a family tree a century or 2 back chances are its because they have Irish in Their blood lineage. In the 1800's mix breeding was the only way legally they could enslave an Irish person.

    • realtalk101

      Back then the Vatican ruled, The British and a majority of neighboring societies such as Spain all followed Vatican mandates.

    • realtalk101

      It is well documented that it took place, but only for the most part outside the United States. America is a English founded society. Enslaving the Irish became 1 of the British biggest uh oh's, morally for 200 years they could approve of the genocide and enslavement of the Irish because morally wise the Vatican approved of it, across the board the Irish weren't seen as "White people". They were seen as less then swine. Eventually as time evolved and changes in the Vatican began taking place, the catholicism faith the British followed accepted the Irish people as being "White" and eventually it became unlawful to enslave by moral standards, which if you're gonna enslave anybody you have no moral fiber in the 1st place of course. Anyhow its not in the American history books due highly to conspiracy, they attempted to wipe out that aspect of history and they were the empowered body of observance to document history in that time frame. There was an intentional cover up from the highest in position that ruled that society. At the time American was under British rule.

  • Lilworm

    i think people are too insecure about the damn word lmao. "nigga" and "nigger" are completely different in my opinion. i agree with fat joe on this one, i have alot of white friends that says "nigga" all the time, but they mean nothing by it, it's just a form of saying whats up to them pretty much. stop living in the past and look to the future. racism is kept alive when words are "exclusive" to only one race.

  • Sean O'Loughlin

    Agreed, Fat Joe. And I'm black. Now cmon, guys... You know that girl did not mean to use that word rascist-ly. Her baby daddy is black. She's from the Bay, one of the most diversified places in America. Cmon, guys, stop trippin'.

    • realtalk101

      I'm white (Proud Irish decent) Growing up I was raised in what people would consider a "ghetto environment". I didn't have 1 white friend until I was like 18-19 years old. I never understood what "acting black" meant. All I knew was the customs of my environment. The word n*gga was highly used even by myself. All my friends were African Americans its only proper for 1 to adapt to the customs of their environment and they were accepting of my usage of it, because I was every bit to that environment as they themselves were. I heard a few here and there slur white people and I would say hey what the hell I'm white. They would be like you might be white in skin tone, but in your heart you a n*gga. Can't nobody call me a racist, I'm color blind. Only white people I associate with is my mom and my 2 sisters outside that I know no white people, Its not by choice its just by who I relate to. Of course now that I'm grown I no longer use the word and I believe only ignorant people use it. I think the way the term today is used in is 99.9% a term of endearment rather than a slur, but it in principle is still a very negative driven word. All around regardless of race you have to be bigger than that. There is nothing that justifies its use. It is a mockery and insult to the ancestors of all who were enslaved during the era of the American slave trade.

  • Uptown

    someone please call cuban linx, Fat Joe, my bad Stupid Joe is at it again, what do he know about something be cool nigga cant even make a hit record and that aint cool. cuban linx check this fool again

    • Afi Keita James

      And by the way, Joell Ortiz has kept pun alive more than that clown has ever done, big shit talker he is, look what he did to his own CLK crew, mainly 3 members who left them because of the damn crooked business dealings that this shit clown has done.

    • Afi Keita James

      CUBAN FAGGIT ASS LINK NEEDS TO SHUT THE FUCK UP!

  • Bronx G

    Many many year ago, serious Joe, you cant even put a number and how many year, you cops in NYC saying he just fried another nigga, and that a cool thing, Joe shut to hell up and lose some more weight, i see the more weight you lose you lose your brain too Stupid

  • what

    Seriously we are talking about Fat Joe, this fool is not even black, this fool have not a clue, what the hell he mean the word is cool, and where the hell he been living at in a hole, I am black and i dont thing is Cool Period, come from anyone that is white,

    • realtalk101

      After all they never wanted you to acquire the full detail of knowledge in the 1st place, so defy their wishes and acquire it. Instead of 400+ years later still knowledge wise being suppressed under their thumb.

    • realtalk101

      The American people in general need to wake up and realize the American slave trade was organized and carried out by the English not "White people" as a whole. Who was the founding fathers of America? English settlers. They literally controlled centuries of our historical data to be published as they saw fit within this hemisphere, which is why the full detail is not taught within the history books used in our school systems. From like 1600 to 1800 Irish slaves were the predominate slaves shipped to America. There were more Irish slaves in that time frame then African slaves in America. My ancestors were seen as "N*ggers" also. My ancestors were not considered "White" until a change within the Vatican began to see the Irish as such 200 years after it condemned the Irish and approved a genocide to eliminate the Irish race from the face of the earth. Over 1/3rd of the entire Irish population was killed or enslaved. In my honest opinion African Americans need to research the actual facts of American slavery, because when they categorize "White people" in general for the atrocities of the 400 years of American slavery, the lacking of knowledge really shines through. Do the research then when you really speak on this issue with all the facts at your disposal, that is when you empower our lineage of ancestry that aren't here today to speak of the atrocities they faced.

    • realtalk101

      You have to understand, comprehend and adapt to the truth. People of African decent aren't the only 1's the word was used to slur. Do you feel the term in the non racist manner its used in today by predominately African Americans, takes away from its demeaning negative of the past? If you didn't you wouldn't have stated "I am black and I dont think it is Cool Period, coming from anyone that is white." What gives you the right to make such a statement? I'm of Irish decent, my ancestors were enslaved and belittled just as much if not more than your enslaved line of ancestry. Why can't my people use it in the same manner? Not that I condone the usage once so ever. I'm just saying those of African decent don't reserve the right any more or any less than to say how the word should be used if used. Irish people are considered "White" you gonna tell me my ancestry can't relate to the struggles of your ancestry? So why shouldn't my people today be allowed to use the word in the same manner?

  • Schweinepriester Helmut Smith

    Fat Joe is a idiot. V-Nasty is a dumb bitch. mgruppe.com

  • Anonymous

    Shouldn't whites call themselves Kracker and blacks call themselves the n word.

  • Kola Shobo

    "Unfortunately, the word started as a racist thing many, many, many, many, many years ago. We don't view as that no more..." What!? who is "We"!?!?!?!?

    • Swordz

      Exactly - some Spic telling white people "we cool" with them using it. Aint cool with Joe using it let alone that little wigga....

  • Anonymous

    the nigga's puerto rican. shhhh

  • Anonymous

    this nigga kicking knowledge on some real shit a lot black people are just too insecure in themselves to hear a white person say the word they are typicaly young. i'am o.g like i dont give fuck about nothing or no one so i could care less if the world stopped spin let alone who uses the n word.

  • Bawse

    crack u my man homie but dont u eva try 2defend supidity u heard me!!!!

  • Biggz

    This article actually mad me upset. I WAS a die hard Fat Joe fan. Followed him since DITC. One of my fondest memories of Joe was my crew opening for Terror Squad in Tampa. We wild the fuck out that night. One of the very few who buy his shit to keep him coming with that hard shit. A true fan of his work. However, this dumb ass interview made me give up on big homey. I dare v nasty or anyone but my niggas to great me with that bullshit. Charley Murphy that bitch like Chappell. God damn.

  • SCHWARZ

    IN CONCLUSION: WHITES: WHY DO YOU WANT TO USE THE WORD SO BAD? I STAY READING HOW Y'ALL SAY BLACKS ARE WELFARE RIDDEN, BROKE, ETC. HOW MANY WHITES LANDSCAPE? YOU LIVE IN A HOUSE AND MOWED THE LAWN OR HELPED YO MOMMA WITH THE PLANTS? PARENTS OWN A FARM? WHO'S THE NEGGAR? YOU. YOU JUST WANT TO USE IT IN THE RACIAL WAY, AND THE PEOPLE SEE IT. BLAME YOUR GREAT GRAND AND GRAND PARENTS FOR WHAT THEY DID. BLACKS HAVE MANY WORDS TO DESCRIBE EACH OTHER, SHOULD LET THAT WORD DIE A SLOW DEATH. BESIDES WE ARE NOT TILLING THE LAND. LATINOS & OTHERS:YOU READY TO HAVE THE NAME? THEY HAVE Y'ALL DOING THE FIELD WORK NOW WITH OR FOR THEM. AND JOE DON'T CARE WHAT SHE SAY BECAUSE HE DON'T GIVE A FCUK ABOUT THAT GIRL.

  • LMAO

    90 percent of people getting outraged with v nasty saying nigga....i guarantee are white themselves! who say nigga!!

  • i wanna lick beyones butt

    ok its like this hip hop broght everybody together black, white,asain,mixed ppl,latino ect.. older ppl still carry the anger or hurt with them from when hip hop wasent around when really bad racist things wer going on and they get jealous when they see everybody together cause they never had the chance too.theirs allways gonna be racist ppl but till the older ones die of old age theirs gonna be this thing in the air.ppl in the 90s stoped all that shit u got older ppl still doing this shyt. they say all this stuff about young ppl.young ppl should be the teachers not older on;y thimg old ppl teach u is how things wer and try to get us to go threw their pain. its twisted

  • SCHWARZ

    FOR YOU SLOW 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS ROBOTS: NEGGAR (SPELLED IT WRONG)-PLOWMAN/FIELD WORKER NIGGER-BLACK SLAVE NIGGA-BROTHER/HOMIE (BROTHERLY ADAPTATION) SAY THE 1ST WORD 3X. CAN YOU TELL WHICH DEFINITION IS BEING USED?

  • Harvey Charlie

    This article, bitching end moaning about other pople using the N word. The last article calling each other homosexuals in every detailed way. I agree certin shouldn't say certain things, Dirty-Indians & Niggers its obviously the example but so is calling eachother gays & fags

    • Anonymous

      Agreed you slimer cracker mother fucker. You got a point. Calling people Faggots etc is almost the same thing. Yes - most black rappers use the word Nigga. Does that mean other races should use it? No. Why? Because the history of the word applies to african ex-slaves and history that they went through. Not just any poor mother fucker that happened to live next to black person.

  • juhniji

    and matter fact 65 percent of puerto ricans are mixed with indian,spanish,black and 4 percent asain. i looked it up,so if fat joe wanted to he can say niga, spic, or chink lol

    • realtalk101

      And for the record.. "There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat." they were dumping my ancestors right along with yours. a few other key notes. From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Irelands population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than 5 Sterling). If a planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African.

    • realtalk101

      Literally 1/3rd of the Irish Population was eradicated or enslaved. Do you understand if it were 2x over not a single Irish person would exist today, the race as a whole would be extinct? I'm not saying the Irish had it more worse than anybody. I'm just saying with the American slave trade, The Irish is about the only who can relate. The Irish were not indigent slaves, my ancestors were captured and taken from our homeland in the same manner as the African slaves. My ancestors were raped and tortured as well. Weren't renamed as far as I know but that probably was due to Irish people not being tribal people and the languages we spoke were able to be understood by majority. The English had to travel to the Africa to enslave Africans, My ancestors were in their damn back yard, my point is I agree the English sucked, but the summarization of "White people" into being responsible for the American slave trade, that has got to end, Because with that you are condemning my ancestors who suffered the same torment as your ancestors did by the same captors. It is demeaning to my ancestry as it is your own.

    • Truth??

      Come of that Irish bullshit. I heard that shit before. It's bull. Yes white people, as well ass all other races at some point were sold as "slaves" or "servants" but wasn't the same as being raped, toured, renamed and having 10's millions die in Atlantic sea. Fucking Irish & Jews. Always trying say you had worse

    • realtalk101

      or any variation of it.

    • realtalk101

      Look up the Spanish/English affiliation to the American slave trade. Spanish ancestry enslaved the Africans and the Irish. They definitely do not reserve the right to use the word "N*gger" towards anybody of African or Irish decent.

  • hhubu

    puerto ricans, cubans , dom, from ny, nj, ct, philly that are 28 threw 40 wer looked at as the same grew up with each other they treated each other the same thats why fat joe is like that like.older or younger ppl or if your from another place it might be dif.

  • SCHWARZ

    THIS S**T IS GETTING TIRED! THERE'S A DIFFERENCE WITH THE TERM "NEGGER" AND THE WORD "N!GG*R". THE AMERICAN CAUCASIAN (WHY ARE YOU CAUCASIAN WHEN YOU'RE NOT FROM RUSSIA) TOOK THE TERM AND WARPED IT WITH THEIR ACTIONS OF SUPREMACY TOWARDS THE SLAVES. ANY WHITE PERSON WITH MORALS AND RESPECT FOR ALL IS NOT RUNNING AROUND USING THE WORD BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT IT ENTAILS, THAT'S THAT IMMATURE S**T OR SUPREMACISTS WHO ARE DYING TO USE IT. AND SMMFGDH AT Y'ALL FOR STILL FALLING FOR THAT BABYLON GIVE THEM DIFFERENT LANGUAGES DIVIDE AND CONQUER BULLS**T!

    • realtalk101

      their ancestors were our ancestors captors.*

    • realtalk101

      hell if anything, I've always found it a bit puzzling how people of African decent give "American Hispanics" a pass and allow them the usage of the word. When Spain was in cahoots with the English to help spark the American slave trade, there ancestors were our captors.

    • realtalk101

      I would be considered an "American Caucasian" by your idealism. However, like I stated in earlier posts I'm of Irish decent. THERE'S A DIFFERENCE WITH THE TERM "NEGGER" AND THE WORD "N!GG*R". THE AMERICAN CAUCASIAN (WHY ARE YOU CAUCASIAN WHEN YOU'RE NOT FROM RUSSIA) TOOK THE TERM AND WARPED IT WITH THEIR ACTIONS OF SUPREMACY TOWARDS THE SLAVES. My ancestors were enslaved in an identical manner as your ancestors. So why do you categorize my ancestry in alignment with your idealism of "White Caucasians". It is the English who are responsible for that era of slavery not "White Caucasians".

  • domiraej

    All i can say is thank god Joe isn't the authority on the N-word. Frankly, i'm tired of all people saying it and aint it like code that once white folks think stuff is "hot again" the word is over? V-Nasty should just be cancelled out cuz she sucks anyway, let her say it to the wrong person and catch whatever comes and leave it at that.

  • Mic Sean

    Sorry Fat Joe, you're not allowed to give out "ni99a" passes. In fact, you shouldn't be saying it either. I'm not saying some people 'own' the word but saying everyone should be allowed to use it because some folks ignore the history and hate behind it and use it freely, is border line moronic. Take responsibility, as anyone who uses the word, should. Fat Joe, you and everyone else who uses the word publicly is the reason why V-Nasty feels entitled...thanks.

  • Deemo

    Bottom line - if your not Black , u shouldn't be using this word..... Unless, u are alone rapping along 2 music or u are robbed by a Blackman ; beat up by a Blackman ; your Mother/sister/daughter is Pimped by a Blackman .... U get my point- or maybe not, thing is we lost control of the term when we started selling it on records, we did this 2 ourselves.

    • realtalk101

      The word should not be used by any individual regardless of their race. The word however through out history was not only used to describe people of African decent. So to think people of African decent have some entitlement to its ways of usage in this generation above all else is improper. My Irish ancestors went through everything that your ancestors went through if not even more than. To think you have some entitlement to its usage above all else is just flat out arrogant. However with that said like iI said previously I don't condone the usage of the word by anybody.

  • RX

    its not how its is said it really comes down to who is sayin it. Fat Joe is not going to roll up to an older black women and call her a ni**er. But if he is chillin with his fam, his good friends, some industry people. he is gonna call them his nigga. it means two different things. some words do have two different meanings. I do understand the orgin of the word and what sick people used the word for. but its a new time and a new day. Fat Joe is that Nigga!! shout out to all my hip hop heads in this flat world we call the internet.

  • Nico 3

    How are blacks and latinos the same? They grew up poor? They speak choppy sentences? They have similiar rap sheets? The bottom line is the word offends alot of people, and is also something that will get alot of people killed. Fat Joe should be more of a role model considering he has a son, and stop defending this word.

  • madrockz

    www.reverbnation.com/Fresh2Deph

  • realtalk101

    If you are gonna speak on race then you need to know the dynamics of the full issue or else you need to keep your mouth shut. Swordz: White people did everybody wrong. They almost made the red indians exstinct. Are they Niggas too??/ No mother fucker... they aint! Niggas be blacck slaves. end of discussion, Go touch up on your history and stop preaching deceit that fits your idealism. The English portion of the White race in part was responsible for slavery, I'm of Irish decent my ancestors were brought over on the same slave ships as your ancestors and faced a genocide within Ireland by the same people who enslaved our ancestors a like. I'm tired of people like yourself that lack an I.Q. categorizing my people amongst several others into this category. Its like saying Nigerians enslave and commit genocide on a predominately caucasian ran population and the "black people" in full get tabbed for the event. Its not the black people in full that would be responsible for the event, it would be Nigerians. It goes so much deeper then that and its obvious you have not extended your thought process far enough to actually collect data on the events, so until you do that what gives you the right to speak on it. The Irish aren't responsible for going after American Indians, the English settlers are. The Irish were called "white n*ggers" my ancestors slave value was like 5x less than an African slave, it was seen as an inconvenience and a loss financially to kill your ancestors, They killed mine for laughter. The Irish were not in servitude and indigent slaves. In many cases why a black person has a white last name is because their great great great great great great great great grandfather were of Irish decent. Irish and African slaves were forced to breed to bypass the color barriers that were enforced after 200 years of Irish slavery once the vatican accepted the Irish as being "White people" and they no longer could enslave "White people" due to their screwed up idealism of being morally correct. People like you need to read and stop being ignorant and saying things because it sounds cool.

    • The truth

      You are making it seem like it was only the English who enslaved and destroyed other cultures, what!!! The first White people to start the slave trade in Sub-Saharan Africa were the Portuges. Then other WHite people like the Englsh, Dutch, French , Spanish and other Whites continued the slave trade so don't even go there

    • Swordz

      Fuck outtaa here with your bullshit link. "None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot." Yeah right - doesn't quote any evidence, or any documents that prove this. mainly because it's just not true...

    • NDO

      Yes! The Irish were slaves. http://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/the-irish-slave-trade-forgotten-white-slaves/

    • Swordz

      Are you off your mind kid. Dude are you trying say the Irish were slaves?? LMFAO!!! I can't engage in any discussion with you.

  • Ozep

    As A Mixed White/Mexican (My father was half mexican half white my mother full white) I don't go around saying Spic or Wetback to other mexicans illegal or legal. I'm just saying Asian don't go around saying what up my Chink. If I had it my way we could all say any racial slurs with no repurcussions but at the end of the day if I go into the bronx like Bruce Willis with a sign saying "I hate Niggers" there is a problem that will end with me dead

  • r

    V-Nasty aint Kreayshawns blood sister.. dno why the interviewer repeats that for

  • jg

    lmao joey crack is one of the most ignorant niggas ive ever heard speak, but he speaks the truth and he speaks it from the heart

  • tju38

    I love Fat Joe. He's an intelligent cat. That's why he keeps coming back.

  • Njck Atkins

    First he saying a couple weeks ago that hip-hop is controlled by old gay white men and now this. I hope he keep talking and saying more and more dumb stuff. 2. And to anyone saying that spanish (latin) people aren't black... there was plenty of slavery to go around in the spanish caribbean. south and central america too. and guess what? a lot of those slaves came from africa. go to school

    • Anonymous

      I know history kid. PR is not a race dude. It's a country. There are white black and brown ppl in PR.

    • Anonymous

      Fat Joe is Puerto Rican and if you know the history of PR then you would know that Puerto Rican are a mix of Taino Indians, Spaniards and black slaves from Africa

    • Anonymous

      Yes bro - but any light skinned motherfucker in Latin america (most of them) weren't slaves - they were the slavemasters and spainish colonists. Wikipedia... it's easy. Also just so you know- there are millions of black latin americans who are slave descendants living in Brazil, Coloumbia etc - from the Spanish slave trade. Not these Spainish motherfuckers claim they is nigga's too.... get the fuck outta here!

  • Brooklyn

    Yo - someone wrote - " I just think it's disresectful. What if black people just walked around calling each other "homes" or "esse" or"senor". That would sound crazy right? It would sound like either blacks are making a mockery of latinos or that blacks want to be latinos. " Real talk. Nuff said.

    • N/A

      That's not racist. I'm white and I work with Mexicans (they even invite me to their fiesta's), they don't take offense to shit like that. I'm an equal opportunity offender. I talk shit about everybody including crackers. lol. I believe strongly in first impressions meaning everybody gets equal respect from the jump. The sooner everybody gets over themselves and quit over analyzing everything, the sooner we can move on and grow up(NAACP and what ever group pulling the race card, I'm hinting at ya'll). Human behavior is so funny sometimes.

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  • Anonymous

    Why ask Fat joe anyway, it was'nt a label that was originally made or forced onto his people. we let them use it, or adopt it since they could identify with our struggle.

    • Swordz

      Again dude PR is a country!!!!!! A country!

    • Anonymous

      Fat Joe is Puerto Rican and if you know the history of PR then you would know that Puerto Rican are a mix of Taino Indians, Spaniards and black slaves from Africa. Spaniards came to PR and took over, raped the females and killed the men then brought the slaves from afica

    • Swordz

      It's true. To compare latin peoples struggle to black people is laughable. We were enslaved, raped and touroued over centuries. Some black people let Hispanics use it - but if one say that to me I will check him on it - I don't play like that... know your role. Papi.

  • jnr

    Shit, even Jackie Chan said "nigga" in Rush Hour and nearly got his whooped! hahahaha

  • F. Rap

    Next article gucci lame & really nasty reveal more b.s. for your listening pleasure...enjoy niggas !

  • F. Rap

    I wrote sum on point shit regarding this article but erased it, fuck it. Most rapper's are niggers (including joe) so what can you do. The illluminati olagarchs is backing these rapper's w/ $$$$$ via their record industry. The plan (which is working smoothly) is to keep blacks feeling INFERIOR to EVERYONE which over time makes most not want to be black at all. Then all there is to do is physically remove you off the planet which they are working on as we speak (war's). This nigger(spic or wetback your choice) fatjoe don't know them devils frm a hole in the wall but he supports them...you see how fucked up this shit is ? Going into the new age ass backwards..

    • That Be The Realest

      Co Fukkin Sign that. That's some real talk. Fat Joe is an ignant ass muthafukka I ain't been feelin him sayin that my damn self. Big Pun was a better rapper than him and so is Cuban Link btw.

  • truth

    so with mixed ppl who gets to say nigga? cuz fat joe has black in him...and if you dont think white ppl were doin ricans wrong back in the day you are crazy....at one point puerto rican women were the most infertile population thanks to expirimental medications and surgeries

    • Swordz

      White people did everybody wrong. They almost made the red indians exstinct. Are they Niggas too??/ No mother fucker... they aint! Niggas be blacck slaves. end of discussion,

  • frenchhill

    Latino and being black are not in any way the same. Latino or being hispanic is an ethnic group while being black pertains to race. You can be any race and be Latino. Almost all Argentinians and people from Uruguya are white (descendents from Spain, Italy, Germany, etc.) Is Fat Joe gonna say just because they are latino they can say the n word? LATINO is not a race fat joe.

    • frenchhill

      Some Puerto Ricans are black because of the massive slave trade that stopped in Puerto Rico, but not all are have black ancestry. There are plenty of Puerto Ricans just of European descent. Puerto Rico does not have one race, it has many like the U.S. It has white, black, and of course a mix of indigenous people and europeans.

    • Excatly

      Co-Sign. Latins are not all Black. The ones that are can use the word nigga. I'm not cool with Khaled or Fat Joe using nigga. Call eachother Spic or Wetback or whatever...

    • anon

      hes puerto rican which is a mix of african, taino and spanish

  • shuttaman

    Latin americans=were considered as niggers too*

  • shuttaman

    He gets a pass doe. Hes latino Latin american are niggers too Slavery moffuka if you too stupid, they are the children of native americans that were enslaved and rapped by spanish conquistadors. BUT V NASTY DOES NOT GET THAT PASS TO SAY IT! LATINOS ARE NIGGAZ THAT CAN SWIM CHECK YO HISTORY PAUL MOONEY THE NIGGA WAKE UP CALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    • No no nooooo

      No - the Latin people you today most have Spanish and Indian blood. They Spainish for real. Some have african blood, PR, DR etc But most is straight spainish - Argentina, Peru, Chile... There are niggas in those countries - and they black as hell. Fat Joe - doesn't get a pass. Never did.

  • Jcool

    so Black people should start calling each other spic and see what these spanish dudes say

  • mac187

    Fu@@ Fat joe's spic ass

  • GERMANY

    FAT JOE IS NOT A NEGRO SO HE CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE PAIN BEHIND THOSE WORDS BUT IF WHITE PEOPLE WANT TO USE THE WORD NO PROBLEM JUST USE IT IN A NICE WAY :)

  • iHateHipHopRightNow

    How the f* is some spic gonna cosign some white cracker bitch over this. I mean I actually used to listen to this wetback (term of endearment).

    • Anonymous

      Hispanics dont go all over the world saying "Whats up My Spic" ,"Keepin it real wetback" Jews Dont Say "Whats Really hood kyke!!!" If you dont see the point then your an idiot, regardless of complexion

  • Tim Wilkens

    Fat Joe, what youve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    • tha truth

      ye ye, i know u see it, and u right about that. that the sad thing these interviewers they paid for controversy. they bring up the same old shit from way back when just to stir it up. everyone gotta opinion, and thats the position they put these mc's in. unfortunately for joe, nobody would wanna ask him what up with his music now anyway, so his face time be stuck answerin redic shit like this. when u put on the spot u likely to say some wack things, i don't agree with everything he said, or the comparisons he made, but shit, he lookin in the right direction, and that says a lot more than some of the backwards ass mcs in the industry today. ya this site be more about politics than hip hop these days.. that is correct, we in agreeance, you now speakin - THA TRUTH

    • Tim Wilkens

      Aight, that I can definitely get behind. In the end then I think we can agree that the interviewer is to blame here for even posing that question in the first place. I'm sick of the questions interviewers are askin nowadays that I read on this site...I wish more MC's would talk about their own music/shit thats up with them rather than constantly being asked "what they think of this rapper's opinions" etc...all that does is set up drama!!

    • tha truth

      k i hear what u sayin, but where u wrong, and where joe right, is that u are giving power to the word. Right away i can see u dividing by race, non-black this, and black word that. the point you need to take away from it all is that it dont matter who sayin the word, nobody being degrading anymore. the word will cease to have the negative connection u give it, when you dismiss the power associated with it. The fact that fat joe been around long enough shows that he has tolerance for people no matter the words that come out there mouths. the world would be a great place without so much hate, and joe sets the right precedent by dismissing the word as a racial slur. innovation of our language, tolerance, and acceptance of others, culture and otherwise, will lead us in the right direction. Everybody a product of they environment, whether u white, black, brown, purple, or green. We just gotta respect eachothers product, and a word should have no effect on that if they biggin you up. thats tha truth.

    • chellii

      so true thats just crazy

    • Tim Wilkens

      Oh I read just fine, and understand the context just fine, and respect the old school. I just don't see any relevancy at all when you have a non-black rapper talking about a non-black rapper using a black word. Moreso the interviewers fault I guess, but so what if Fat Joe is an OG? How does anything he says about this word have any weight (no pun intended)? I see 12 year old shaggy haired irish kids throwin around that word these days and i just shake my head in disappointment.

    • tha truth

      beezy that breezybud homie said it right, if you don't comprehend, best to keep your mouth shut. get wise to the culture, have respect for og's,and don't play that fool. thats tha truth

    • beezlebud

      you should NEVER, EVER, EVER call anyone or anything idiotic since the very very simplistic point about CONTEXT went right over your head he is 100% correct in everything he said here

    • tha truth

      an u Tim Wilkens, go rip off a movie quote elsewhere u facebook fag, probably dont know how to read so u can't put thoughts together in ur dumb retard head. u nothin but a poser, and thats tha truth.

  • Jerz Inevitable Success Davis

    50 come slap the shit out of this dude please WTF wrong wit dude he lost weight an his damn mind.............................. CHECK OUT THE MUSIC http://soundcloud.com/inevitable-success/sets/taste-of-success

  • So Icy Boi!

    white rappas are wack. Feminem iz da worst rappa alive & he uses da wprd nigga. swag Gooch da GOAT. BURRRR

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, they slaughtered him so bad that his career never recovered, I'm sure he cries himself to sleep every night over a couple dudes no one gives a fuck about dissing him on the internet Fuck outta here

    • YOUR PIMP

      speak for yourself ! i didn't hail no ass fuck fag as king of hip hop. he is probably the king of hip pop !

    • BEEZLEBUD

      K-RINO SLAUGHTERED EMINEM ON "FUCK EMINEM" CANIBUS SLAUGHTERED EMINEM ON "DR CPHD" Em also ducked Royce, Chino XL and just about every other lyricist to challenge him n shit Will Smith "MR NICE GUY" SONNED HIM TOO...

    • Anonymous

      eminem was hailed king of hip hop plus anyone that comes at him gets fuckin slapped and hes never said nigga actually listen before you talk shit fuckin idiot

  • Anonymous

    He cant say whether or not its okay he not even black how dare he fat fuck!

  • Swordz

    Disgree fundamentally with Fat Joe. I don't think Latin and blacks are the same. They didn't go through slavery. Do the knowledge... Latin's were never "chattel" in the same way as black americans and carribeans were. Should Latin people or Mexican be using the n-word. NO in my opinion. I know they do but I don't condone it... Should white people....?? Hell Nah!! Keep it real.

    • Swordz

      Reef - now your just wrong bro. Wikipedia ... dumb ass niggas.

    • Reef

      More Africans went to Brazil then any other country!! Hell, more Africans went to Peru and Mexico than the the US as a whole. I get your argument though. Slaves were Slaves, and for your information the root word of Nigger, Niger is Latin and I believe the French, Portuguese, and Spanish used it way before any Brits! So it's not an exclusive African American insult necessarily.

    • Swordz

      I'm saying that the slaves in latin america were not keep as "chattel" or property like the ones in the carribean, (and were no where as many in North America and Carribean, so your wrong there) DR, PR & Cuba - all have african slaves - therefore "nigga" applies - to the black people living there. The slaves in mexico and brazil were under a different system - they were allowed to vote and had some basic rights - unlike the "nigga's" controlled by the English and North Americans. Plus most of their hertigage is mixed with Spainish & Indian blood - hence there complexion. So no... Nigga is word white people used to describe black slaaves - Spic was used to described mixed spainish- south americans. So if Fat Joe was like what up my Spic? I'd be cool.... he needs to fall back on that Nigga shit.

    • Reef

      You forgot that the DR, PR, and Cuba are in the Caribbean? And were landing spots for enslaved Africans, as were Panama, Colombia, etc. More enslaved Africans went to Latin America than any other region in the western hemisphere so.....what are you saying?

  • dazah

    shut the fuck up niggas and ps nigga im mexican big deal

  • COLE WORLD - ALMOST GOLD

    fuck that! thats his opinion, but i aint co-signing it. those bitches shouldnt use that word point blank period.

  • Anonymous

    This is exactly why dueds should'nt take on board rappers theories philosophies and pick up a book, not hip hop to really develope your brains for life. The down trodden in society turn this word around around for the better, mainly non-whites or

  • Anonymous

    Puerto Ricans aren't exactly white are they? They're a fusion of spanish, indian and african slaves. I'm guessing this is why they've been using the word nigga. eg Mexicans don't use it because they are a mix of Spanish and indian.

    • Doubl Negative

      B-Real's Mexican and uses the word nigga and no one has a problem with it. I think if he was usin' a racial epithet like Miyatto in a pejorative sense people would then take umbrage with him.

  • RichFromNY

    I've said it before...if you're 21 or younger you probably have a very confusing view on the word 'nigga'...99% of the hip hop songs you've ever heard in your life someone is saying 'nigga'..you can't be in a NYC school without hearing 'wud up nigga'...it's become slang term like 'cream' and 'biatch' has, there's no broad scale historical connection...sooner or later it was going to happen...people throw around the word 'faggot' likes it nothing because they don't know the history of the term...in short, a 'faggot' was small pieces of wood used to create campfires and what not...back in the day homosexuals were burned and used like a 'faggot' for punishment and eventually anyone who was gay was called a 'faggot'...now is 'faggot' the same as 'nigger'...guess it all depends on if you're the one being called it or not..

  • jbright001

    Fat Joe when the hell have you been black? And when has it been okay for YOU to co-sign some white chick sayin the word? Dude will never know the pain behind that word because he never experienced it..I have never known a latino to have been called nigger or nigga in the past...Just because its the future doesn't mean you forget the past...What the fuck Fat Joe

    • JRock007

      I agree with what Hasan Salaam said at the Black August concert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bySH7Pwgo58

    • Anonymous

      Fom what i've heard in American ghettos they are treated the same way as blacks, and have a simular culture, and are responsible for the creation of hip hip. But nigga, this word gets more corny as when people, or millionaire rappers can stand up in interviews defend it with a straight face, knowing the ills going on in society. So after hearing it, is that socalled racist cop going to have more or less respect for you?

  • Anonymous

    Its a side effect of hip hop, just deal with it Where I live White kids, black kids, hispanic kids, the one korean kid we got on the block, they all use the word with the same amount of leisure as the word "Hello" Its what you get for raising an entire, Multi-Cultural generation of children on a spoken word form of music and culture where the word "Nigga" is the most commonly used word of the practice, these kids dont see what there doing wrong, to them it doesnt have the same meaning as it did to us Just let it go, in exchange for hearing a few white kids sound awkward you've been given a Multi Layered buisness that has mad more young black millionaires then just about anything Fair Trade

  • tee-dogg

    Here we go with this shit again..First of all Fat Joe..Slim Joe..Medium Rare Joe..whatever.. Black and Latinos are niggas where? Thelast time I checked The Bloods in NYC and Latin Kings go at it heavy in Riker's Island Jail in NYC..so Puerto Ricans are niggas? the problem here is that the lines get blurred in the entertainment business..cats confuse "hip hop" with the streets..I live in LA..and Blacks and Latinos are NOT the same..Joey Crack all due respect but cats gets their wigs split out this way for crossing certain lines.LA is also NOT Oakland, we dont have ghetto white people acting black LA is a very diverse place but mofos know their place..Oakland has a different history.The Black Panthers up there were screwing white hoes back in the day...Today in "hip hop" the mofos that try the hardest be street read and believe their own press clippings..wake up Slim Joe don't defend that skank hoe!

    • east coast bias

      It all depends where you are at. In the TriState Area, Puerto Ricans have been saying nigga forever and have always got a pass because black and spanish folks rock with each other like that. ITs weird. I never mind ricans saying nigga. But I get pissed at white folks for saying it. It is what it is

  • R.Pgh

    "We don't view as that no more" - Since when is Fat Joe black?

    • RSENSE

      in dallas, you hear many mexican kids call each other nigga on the train. Sometimes it offends me cuz they use it as like a nickname or something, while blacks have an entire history of pain behind it. We turned the racist term given to us by the slavemaster into a term of unity, a way to identify with our brothers and sisters. Only the ignorant of black people continue to use this word. I just think it's disresectful. What if black people just walked around calling each other "homes" or "esse" or"senor". That would sound crazy right? It would sound like either blacks are making a mockery of latinos or that blacks want to be latinos.

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