Tekashi 6ix 9ine, also known as Tekashi69, is defending his constant use of the N-word and challenges anyone to dare stop him.
The controversial rapper recently fired his entire team and cancelled his US tour after shots were fired during a music video shoot.
The 22-year-old appeared on the Breakfast Club Show on Power 105.1 FM to discuss his dramatic last few months – he also recently avoided jail time after being sentenced to four years of probation after a child sex case – when the topic of the offensive word came up.
Speaking to co-hosts Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee, the Stoopid rapper said: Who gon stop me? Who?!
The New York City artist, whose mother is Mexican American and father Puerto Rican, has been criticised for using the racial slur in his music videos, social media posts and interviews.
Charlemagne said: Last time you were here – and I dont have a problem with it – but people seem to have a problem with you saying n**** because they say a Mexican should not be saying the word.
The artist replied confidently: Who gon stop me. Who? I can see those comments all the time. Who? Why cant I say it? I can say it, like. Who gon stop me?
Charlemagne then asked Tekashi to explain what the N-word means to him.
The Bebe rapper said: Its the way I grew up, its my culture. I grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Its my vocabulary, he added. Its the way I talk. You know what Im saying? Its not like oh shit Im not African-American, Im not dark skin I can not say this, I cant say it. You know what Im saying? Its just vocabulary
Tekashi then went on to claim that in New York all the Spanish kids used the word.
Do not make it a “me” thing. Im not Post Malone. Im saying n****. Period, he said referring to the Caucasian rapper who was forced to apologise after a video of him using the N-word in 2015 surfaced last year.
The rapper – real name Daniel Hernandez – was recently handed a sentence by a Manhattan court, he must also complete 1000 hours of community service as well as avoid any involvement with gangs or any further arrests.
He is not required to register as a sex offender and must refrain from posting sexually explicit material or violent images of children or women.
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In 2015, Hernandez admitted using a 13-year-old in a sexual act. He made the confession as part of a youth offender plea deal and this case would be closed on good behaviour after two years.
Hernandez was then also required to carry out 300 hours of community service and complete his education (GED).
The rapper recently revealed that his album will be released on 23 November.
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