Monday, December 19, 2011

Maya Angelou Criticizes Common's Use Of The N-Word

One of the greatest poets Maya Angelou, who Common has a collabo on his new album with, has express her disappointment with him over the use of the work "nigga".
“I had no idea that Common was using the piece we had done together on [a track] in which he also used the ‘N’ word numerous times,” she said, according to the New York Post.
 “I’m surprised and disappointed," she continued. "I don’t know why he chose to do that. I had never heard him use that [word] before. I admired him so because he wasn’t singing the line of least resistance.”
Common, however, says that he's spoken with Angelou about his use of the word, saying that they agreed to disagree.
“I told her what ‘The Dreamer’ was about and what I wanted to get across to people,” he says. “I wanted young people to hear this and feel like they could really accomplish their dreams.”

Source: New York Post

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