After seeing the behind-the-scenes footage of the “Murder” music video, I couldn’t wait to see the finished product; Without a doubt, it is my favorite song from 2 Chainz’ T.R.U. REALigion mixtape (thanks to Kreayshawn’s nonsensical verse).
Kreayshawn rose to fame almost as quickly as she fell into obscurity. Though her musical success was short-lived, she endured her share of controversy, most notably, her beef with Rick Ross & alleged use of the N-word in her rap lyrics.
Despite rubbing a few rappers the wrong way, it appears that Trina has stepped up in Kreayshawn, as well as other white rapper’s, defense:
“I don’t see what the big deal about it is,” Trina told BET.com. “It’s a matter of respect, if you’re not being disrespectful, if you’re not doing it in a racist way…I’m not really the person that care’s too much about all that.”
“It’s so much more serious stuff going on in life,” Trina says. “Let’s worry about voting for Barack Obama for president again. I don’t think the N-word is such a big deal, we’ve been saying it for years, decades, white, blacks, Hispanic, Jamaican, Haitian, Chinese whatever. It is what it is, we didn’t create it, we didn’t start it and we’re not going to be the last to say it. It’s going to continue on and on and on so we just need to focus on what’s important.”
While I agree that there are more serious issues going on, I disagree with her apathy & the use of the N-word in general, be it as a term of endearment or a derogatory term; I think it’s best left unsaid.
What are your thoughts on Trina’s comments?
Sidenote: It may be worth noting that Trina collaborated with Kreayshawn on a single (above).