Chuck D Criticizes Iggy Azalea, N-Word Usage

posted Thursday July 10 ,2014 at 09:00AM CDT | 122 comments

Chuck D Criticizes Iggy Azalea, N-Word Usage

Public Enemy's Chuck D blasts the use of the n-word and shares an alleged photograph of Iggy Azalea to make a statement.

Chuck D used a photograph and caption allegedly posted by Iggy Azalea in a Twitter post about the usage of the n-word. 

"a new straight path to slavery Here comes a endorsed sanctioned CORPlantation artist with A line straight out of 1853," Chuck D says in his Twitter post.

The picture accompanying this post shows Iggy Azalea next to B.o.B., Drake and T.I. Her alleged caption is "Me And Ma Nigga's <3." 

When told that the photograph was altered to make it appear as if Azalea used the n-word, Chuck D explained his stance further. 

"True or not the IGGY thing is a reality when you call yourself with the slaveass term that was branded on skin & today marketed, sht happens," Chuck says. 

Chuck D has been against the use of the n-word. Recently, he also criticized New York radio station Hot 97 for similar reasons.

"My goal by year's end is to change the face and sound of urban radio,” Chuck said in June. "I've been in this shit 30 years, too long to just sit and let it be. I'm not going to be the grim reaper. I don't want to be the grim reaper. But people have to stand up and we need some change, and it's time...If there was a festival and it was filled with anti-Semitic slurs... or racial slurs at anyone but Black people, what do you think would happen? Why does there have to be such a double standard?” 

The Chuck D posts about Azalea are as follows: 

RELATED: Public Enemy's Chuck D Blasts Hot 97's Racial Slurs "Double Standard"

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