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?

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.


Anonymous said...

You must be a black man.Does that word belong to you? Are you jealous when somebody other than the "brothers" use it. Keep giving that word power and see how that waste of 6 letters causes chaos in the future. You should be more offended by ignint. That's Ebonics.lolololol

Anonymous said...

I believe you meant, "You must be a nigga". That word belongs to me by the way.

Anonymous said...

I supported you until this part. The simple point that the song was created means that they had the right to sing it. If white people made a song that no black people could sing, there would riots and someone would be fired.

Anonymous said...

Well just think the origional version of Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" contained the lines "I jumped aboard de telegraph and traveled down de ribber, de lectric fluid magnified and killed five-hundred nigger." and that song is still quite popular except for that the entire verse in modern day "political correctness". It depends on jour preception.