Stop The Presses!

Chuck D Slams Jay-Z, Kanye West for Use of ‘N-Word’

Stop The Presses!

By Soren Baker

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Chuck D is calling out Jay-Z and Kanye West. The Public Enemy frontman took to Twitter to chastise Jay-Z and Kanye for using the N-word is the title of one of their biggest songs.

Chuck tweeted from Lyon, France, lamenting that he was "telling these folks we are African NOT Ngrs In Paris why I gotta travel PlanetEarth cleaning sht from USA?"

The legendary rapper was referencing Jay-Z and Kanye West's "N----- in Paris" single, which was one of the most popular rap songs of both 2011 and 2012 and appeared on the duo's Watch The Throne album.

Chuck said he was called the N-word by a white fan while overseas, but he blames black men for making the word popular, not white foreigners who may not understand the full context of the word's significance, legacy, and meaning in the United States.

"Its a language cultural thing where thyv seen black men call themselves that like happy a-- slaves for 20yrs," Chuck wrote on Twitter.

Although Chuck D may not be happy with two of rap's biggest acts, he has plenty to celebrate. Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 18 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be presented on HBO on Saturday, May 18, at 9 pm ET/PT.

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