Recently, a video of University of New Hampshire’s Alpha Phi Sorority members shouting the lyrics to Kanye West‘s “Gold Digger” surfaced on the internet, and needless to say, folks had a problem with the White women in the video shouting the song lyrics with the N-word in them. People were upset, and the school is currently ivestigating the sorority, but Xzibit says the women shouldn’t be kicked out of their school.
Speaking with TMZ, the rapper explained why he isn’t tripping. In his mind, the White women shouting the N-word in rap lyrics isn’t nearly as bad as having a president many people—including, apparently, himself—believe to be a racist. “Music is music,” he begins. “I think we have bigger problems to worry about right now. I’d rather them sing along to the song than to be treated a certain way by the president, you know what I’m saying?”
After asking Xzibit about the viral video, the TMZ reporter asks the California rapper how he feels about White women using the N-word. “I mean, when I go to my concerts, I don’t care what color you are. As long as you enjoying the music, it is what it is,” he affirms. “Like I said, I think [White people saying the N-word is] a symptom of the problem. I don’t think that’s a problem.”
In the video in question, the predominantly White group of sorority girls shout the famed Kanye lyric, “I ain’t saying she a gold digger, but she ain’t messing with no broke niggas.” While Black people are generally able to say the word “nigga” without a lot of people batting an eye, White people, like these sorority members and Bill Maher, usually aren’t.
Watch Xzibit’s response to the viral video below. Watch the video he was asked about beneath that.
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