Buzzing female rapper Kreayshawn has shot to Internet stardom over the past several weeks, ever since she dropped the video for her song, “Gucci Gucci,” on Youtube.
However, since the song’s release, the white Oakland rapper has been making headlines for things other than her music, specifically her use of the “N” word.
Bloggers went after her — and her White Girl Mob crew (DJ L1l D3bb, V-Nasty) — for their use of the word. But, Kreayshawn defends her occasional use of the word as a practice that’s normal in her native Oakland, California.
“If I’m freestyling and I said it, that’s just for that point in time. Any songs I’m writing I don’t use it,” the rapper explained in an interview with OCWeekly.com.
“In Oakland, 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. 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.”
The topic first became an issue, when Kreayshawn public tweeted the “N” word, as if it was no big deal.
“People are actin so funny omg lol… I got 200k views… not 200k dollars… WTF YOU WANT FROM A N*GGA?! *DMX VOICE*,” she wrote (@Kreayshawn) in late May, referring to the immediately popularity of her music video.
MadameNoire.com blogger, LaShaun Williams commented about the controversy, saying their use of the word should be absolutely forbidden… no matter what kinda pass they’ve gotten in East Oakland
“I would be lying if I said these girls didn’t have the swag they claim, decent flows and infectious style. For artistry, they get the nod; for thinking they have been cleared to say ‘n****, well … There lies the problem,” Williams writes.
“Whether or not Black people should use the term amongst themselves is questionable, so for anyone else it should not be considered an option. Yes, we are all humans but race separates our experiences. At the end of the day V-Nasty and girls like her are still White in America.”
This week, a video surfaced online featuring White Girl Mob member, V-Nasty, spitting a freestyle (see above), in which she drops the “N” bomb over and over. In the clip, filmed around the home of Andy Milonakis, the white rapper spits bars about carrying guns, and shooting her haters.
“Woah” is all we can say about that. What’s your take? Ok for Kreayshawn and her crew to use the word, because of their upbringing? Or hell nah?