White Girl Mob’s controversial member V-Nasty says she’ll stop saying the n-word in her music and daily life.
In a recent video from Persona Magazine, V-Nasty explained how being raised in the hood section of Oakland gave her the impression that it was okay to use the n-word.
“I’m even thinking about giving up [saying the n-word],” she said. “I’m not faking [when I say it]…It’s diversity…It’s crazy because I’ll be with my partners doing my everyday thing, but now, everybody’s making it known, like, ‘Oh, she said the n-word and she’s white.’ Now, I’m seeing that it’s different other places, so when I’m in the hood with my best friend…I shouldn’t even being thinking about that sh-t. They the ones making me think about that sh-t, bruh. I wasn’t raised off no colors or nothing, bruh…I ain’t racist.”
Fellow Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B. also chimed in on the issue. Although he doesn’t defend her use of the word, he says that he recognizes the racially neutral context in which she said it.
“At the end of the day, if we’re talking about abolishing this word, then that’s something I can humble myself to. But if we’re talking about who can say [it], then we’ve got a whole lot of fighting to do,” he said. “Along today’s line of activism…Whites, Mexicans, Latins, Filipinos, Samoans, anybody else says ‘ni–a’ more than African-Americans do. You could be like this, ‘You was at Sea World the other day? You see Seamu? That ni–a Seamu is a fool’…where it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m racist for calling the whale a ni–a?'”