Rapper Talib Kweli waxes poetic with n-word, debate ensues

Ruh-roh.  Ignite the fires!

RT @chandlerwindham: Only an uncle Tom would call another brotha the N-word! You are no poet! (sit down speech nazi)

— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 11, 2012

RT @chandlerwindham: Your dead grandmother likes sucking WHAT? (I can't say nigga but u can talk abt dead grandmothers? Ok troll)

— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 11, 2012

As an artist I reserve the right to use any words I want and destroy the language if I choose whether it makes you feel comfortable or not.

— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 11, 2012

Looks like the password for slur-swinging is ‘art’ (unless you’re white, a generally offensive status because slave masters are perched in the ole family tree).

But consistency is beside the point when the Twitter-sphere is dangerously ignorant of the Prison Industrial Complex:

@TalibKweli What you do is not art! What you are doing is selling your people into slavery via the prison industrial complex! Read fool!!!

— chandler windham (@chandlerwindham) June 11, 2012

When Mr. Windham isn’t blowing minds with obscure academic references, he is blowing holes through his professorial image:

@TalibKweli Take off my nephews sweater and sit your uncle-tom ass down! Fuck it, get me a hot-pocket hoe!

— chandler windham (@chandlerwindham) June 11, 2012

Mr. Kweli’s fan-followers were none too pleased–or to put it more artistically: they weren’t havin’ none o’dat:

@chandlerwindham @AishaThalia @TalibKweli the word hoe has contributed to the slandering of millions of women…ur no better

— Brother To The Night (@kuhle83) June 11, 2012

RT @chandlerwindham seems to be running a one man crusade against @TalibKweli with his vision of coonery. Not sure about his strategy…

— CoonShit.com (@CoonShit) June 11, 2012

Far be it for any non-black person to defend the n-word, but one brave soul was willing (however, unwilling to do so in 140 characters or less):

@TalibKweli @chandlerwindham Talib, stay doing what you're doing son. You are one of the most positive voices in OUR culture. Don't let some

— Joshua Garcia (@JPhXtheGr8) June 11, 2012

@TalibKweli @chandlerwindham … narrow minded outsider criticize you for making music that reflects the truth. And to this ignoramus, go…

— Joshua Garcia (@JPhXtheGr8) June 11, 2012

@TalibKweli @chandlerwindham … listen to something else instead of trying to pick apart the music that we love. It's OUR music. It's…

— Joshua Garcia (@JPhXtheGr8) June 11, 2012

@TalibKweli @chandlerwindham … clearly not for you. We eat, breathe, and live this Hip Hop. Don't disrespect one of the loves of our life.

— Joshua Garcia (@JPhXtheGr8) June 11, 2012

Mr. Windham’s ancestors call in back-ups:

@TalibKweli but first you are a black man. why would you use a word meant to oppress and denigrate your people?

— Chaka (@dreadymarley) June 11, 2012

And then there’s the token party pooper who tries to trump everyone with her maturity:

@TalibKweli I hate the "N-word" debate.

— Aiesha Jones (@Esha_Day) June 11, 2012

Buzz-kill FTW.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/11/rapper-talib-kweli-waxes-poetic-with-n-word-debate-ensues/

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