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.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Band uses racial slur in song
The band Faith No More thought it was ok to perform the hit song "N..... in Paris" by Jay-Z and Kanye West and say the "N" word, which is in the lyrics. I don't get it, why not just don't say it?