Question Of The Day: Do You Give Your White Friends A Pass To Use The Word “Ni**a”??

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Nas gives Gwyneth Paltrow a pass to use the N-word

That ni**a Nas says Gwyneth Paltrow gets pass because “that’s the homie” and “she’s a real ni**a!”

Nas Gives Gwyneth Paltrow A Pass For Using The N-Word

No longer centered around ni**-a or ni**-er, the N-word controversy opened up anew on Twitter. When singer-actress and Jay-Z pal, Gwyneth Paltrow, sent out her now infamous “N****s In Paris for real” tweet last week, she set Twitter timelines ablaze and divided the hip-hop community. Now Nas has bypassed the Twitter machine to give a full-throated co-sign of Paltrow’s right to use the word.

“I would slap the s*** out of somebody for Gwyneth Paltrow,” Nas told CBS Local exclusively. “She’s the homie, she’s cool. Gwyneth gets a pass. Real people get a pass. We know what this s*** is. We don’t interrupt Italians when they say ‘Wop’ to each other. They gonna punch you in the mouth if you interrupt that. Don’t interrupt us. We pick and choose.”

Nas acknowledged that other black people might feel differently, but still stood by his statement. “Some might not feel the same way,” he said. “Some of us will get angrier about it than others; but some people get a pass. The people that I know who are cool and real n****s, Gwyneth Paltrow is a real n****, that’s my homie. That’s how I’m on it. Some people get a pass.”

Nas, whose new album Life Is Good is due out July 17, is no stranger to the N-word controversy. The rapper known for his political statements attempted to introduce 2006′s Hip-Hip Is Dead and 2008′s Untitled with titles like Ni**a and Ni**er respectively. When his label resisted, he relented but continued to use the N**** messaging.

Hit the flipside to see what “Ni**as In Paris” producer Hit-Boy had to about that ni**a Gwyneth…

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