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Tom Hanks’ Son: ‘Can’t No One Tell Me I Can’t Say “Nigga”‘

Chet Haze

His justification video has got us 100% convinced.

We talked about how Tom Hanks’ son Chester was amazingly some kind of hip hop wigger trying to pursue a career in rap music a few years ago, but we haven’t really heard anything from him since. Until this weekend that is, when he posted a picture of himself and his dad in London, alongside the following caption:

2 types of people in this world: those who know exactly what it is they want and are doing everything they can to get it; and those who just wander aimlessly through life because they are scared to death of failure. I’ve lost a lot of so called friends cuz they turned out to be the second kind. Fuck yall hating ass niggaz I’ll never stop chasing my dream ☝

#OneLifeOneGodOneLove

Obviously, the fact that he’s a rich white boy talking like this and using the N word didn’t go unnoticed, and he was ripped by the Internet for it. Fortunately for him, Chet Haze – as he’s known in the hip hop industry apparently – took to Instagram to post the following video explaining why it’s cool for him to talk like this:

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If I say the word nigga I say it amongst people I love and who love me. If I say “fuck yall hatin ass niggaz” it’s because that’s really how I felt at the time. And I don’t accept society getting to decide what ANYBODY can or can’t say. That’s something we call FREE SPEECH. Now I understand the older generation who grew up in the Jim Crowe era might have strong feelings against this. And that’s understandable… But what I’m saying is this is 2015… And even tho we are still far from where we need to be and black people are still being literally KILLED by a RACIST and fucked up system… We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose. And who is to say only black people can use it? The way I see it, it’s a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing. It’s a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people. What’s the point in putting all these built up “rules” about it. It’s time to let go. You can hate me or love me for it, but can’t nobody tell me what I can or can’t say. It’s got nothing to do with trying to be a thug. It’s about the culture of the music. And that’s all I have to say about that (no pun intended) lol. It’s all love. Some people will get it, some people won’t. Either way, Ima keep living my life however the fuck I want. ALL LOVE.

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So there you have it. Glad we got that up. It’s totally justifiable right? Of course it is.

We look forward to more kinds of colourful language from him across his various social media accounts and more importantly can’t wait for that first full record to drop, following on from this classic from a couple of years ago. Do it better.


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