Mos Def, Wood Harris Ban The ‘N’ Word From ‘Next Day Air’

2009-04-29 - Mos Def and Wood HarrisActors Mos Def and Wood Harris recently revealed that they banned the use of the dreaded “N” word while on the set, as well as within, their upcoming film “Next Day Air.”

In a recent interview with Rolling Out, Harris explained their decision, while detailing how they stuck to it.

“It was something that was very important to us. It was our way of making a statement that we can express ourselves without using the ‘N’ word,” Harris explained. “But it wasn’t just in the movie that we banned the word. We also banned it on the set. No one could say it at all.

“At first it was difficult, but we really stayed on top of each other,” he continued. “By the end of … filming, I don’t know if it was something that even came up. We just didn’t say it, and had no desire to. I hope that other people will start trying to find new ways to express themselves as well.”

The Benny Boom directed film revolves around the story of ten people, who are effected by the decision of two criminals who mistakenly receive a package, via courier, stuffed with kilos of grade-a cocaine.

The film stars Donald Faison, Mike Epps, Mos Def, Omari Hardwick, Emilio Rivera, Cisco Reyes, Yasmin Deliz, Debbie Allen, Malik Barnhardt, and Lobo Sebastian, among others.

“Next Day Air” hits theaters next Friday (May 8).

  1. Let’s find another way to express ourselves. Typical movie about brothers and drugs so sick of it.

  2. this is bullsht! Mos is suppose to be a talented and gifted mind, so why is it even an issue (better yet, a struggle) to not say ngga?! who do we have anything to prove to besides ourselves? if you dam near 40 and don’t kno u can xprss yorslf differently then thats not a statement, that’s retardation! …and i agree with briantaylor, don’t use the word ngga but lets make a movie about fckn drugs… ?!?!?!? get tha fck outta here!

  3. …i feel as if i have a fairly extensive vocabulary – and the word NGGA is in it! anytime we hush that word up it gives power to it. the only people who are offended by it are those who dont want to be reminded of the past and reminded of what kind of people from which they are descendants. ….with that being said – NGGA NGGA NGGA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ah booo to you!

    you clearly haven’t heard any of his records. mos def does this kinda thing on a regular – most of his songs are pretty clean…

  5. …booooo: You sound soooo idiotic.
    I’m glad you came from Nggas but I sure didn’t.
    I guess that explains your ignorance.

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