Former N-Dubz man Dappy has been MIA since he got that stupid tattoo on his face, but this week he dropped a new EP called ‘Eros Apollo’ which quickly rubbed listeners up the wrong way.
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The reason being that Dappy — who definitely isn’t black (he’s Greek-Cypriot) — used the n-word in one of the tracks:
Then tried to defend himself when people called him out on it:
Here’s the backlash that ensued:
Dappy is either deluded enough to think that being in NDubz magically makes him a black man OR he knows it's racist yet thinks it's okay.
— open ur cloth (@ddaappoo) December 29, 2015
This Dappy thing part of a bigger issue. Hispanics and white people who think ur down u can't say N word it's embarrassing that u even try
— Mark Alanson (@ScriptorRex) December 29, 2015
— Anik Mahmud (@Anikbitm) December 29, 2015
Maybe Dappy is Rachel Dolezal's long lost son
— ❄❄ (@NotYamYam) December 29, 2015
Who asked Dappy Dolezal for his opinion?
— Bae-telgeuse.* (@uncletypewriter) December 29, 2015
— Jacob (@CoqBlocker) December 29, 2015
dappy on that 'no ur racist!!!' vibe w/ this one
— nora ♊️ (@muhaxherkemami) December 29, 2015
Dappy is a prime example of someone who is both loud and wrong. It's a crime tbh.
— L♡. (@_Lozzah_) December 29, 2015
Why did Dappy wait til this stage of his 'career' to drop N bombs in a tune? Didn't he also leak his own nude the week he dropped a mixtape?
— Tony D (@t2da) December 29, 2015
I know Dappy frm bk in the day & his people. I know he isn't racist but he made a bad choice of using that word which is racist terminology
— I am a Beta Male (@Iam_IamJR) December 29, 2015
So unless he’s totally brainless, there’s no doubt Dappy saw this backlash coming in which case it’s fair to say the inclusion of the word doubles as a PR move.
I wouldn’t say the guy is a racist, but he’s not doing the world any favours by singing the n-word on his tracks and encouraging other young kids to use it freely.
Here’s a longer explanation he released later:
It wasn’t cool when Justin Bieber said it either.