''Only N-Word I'm Using Is 'Ninja...'''
6:00AM ET August 10th, 2011
Contributor : Martin James
A Rocky Williform Company
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding white hip hop artists and fans and their use--or non-use--of the N-word. The controversy has been reignited following Oakland pop rapper and Kreayshawn affiliate V-Nasty using the word casually in raps and in conversation.
"It's a wrap on me using that word," MGK said in an interview. "Not where I'm from. F*ck that. [laughs] F*ck that. I love my hood stripes. I wear my hood stripes proud. I don't want them taken from me. Only N-word I'm using is 'ninja,' --'ninjas,' 'ninjas,' 'ninjas' and 'napalm,' 'nasal spray,' 'narcissist,' 'nipples.' Those are the N-words I'm using. Nipple, preferably, is my favorite N-word."
Kelly went on to say that, while many of his family members and associates are black, he's not at all comfortable with using the word.
"Good question. That's a good question. That's a controversial question, that's a sketchy question," he said. "My daughter's black, too. My whole team, with the exception of one of my managers, is black. It's a subject you just kinda grow up and respect. I really wouldn't touch it. I can joke all I want to. I wouldn't touch that sh*t, though...[V-Nasty] may be good with that. I don't know her. I know a lot of white people that do use it. I guess they grew up in that type of [environment]. I don't know."