Chuck D has never been afraid to tackle sensitive topics head-on, and the legendary rapper is now calling for it The N-word to be banned from Twitter.
Friday (December 2) at Public enemy frontman tweeted directly to Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, about his concerns regarding the use of the word on the social media platform.
“Yo @elonmusk the next thing twitter should do is ban the N word N**ga & ni**er from everyone who uses it,” wrote Chuck D. “Then we know things are headed in a balanced direction . Then you can convince Zuck to do the same on IG FB get it out of here suspend them. It is as bad as that symbol.”
In another tweet, he continued: “It’s not like kicking someone’s tail in a fight. It’s all words and pictures here.. keyboard sht … so I’m not talking about anywhere except social media right now because it can can be done .. there will be many people who are appalled that their ‘pet’ is being smashed here.”
It’s not like kicking someone’s tail in a fight. It’s all words and pictures here.. keyboard sht… so I’m not talking about anywhere except social media right now because it can be done.. there will be a lot of people who are appalled that their ‘pets’ will be smashed here..
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) December 2, 2022
After receiving some backlash from other users who disagreed with his idea, the “Fight the Power” MC doubled down on his stance.
“Social Media’s pet dog … hey, the original MC rule was never to be lazy with WORDS,” he wrote. “They do have influence..some people get really bummed because I suggested taking a bad tooth out of their keyboard grill. It’s not censorship, it’s against stupidity. Everything gets mixed up in 1 BS bowl.”
Kanye continued his anti-Semitic comment while perform on Infowars, hosted by the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
“I like Hitler,” he said, his face covered by a mask, “I love Jews, but I also love Nazis.”
“The Jewish media has made us feel that the Nazis and Hitler never offered anything of value to the world,” he continued. “I also see good things about Hitler.”
According to Twitter Hateful Conduct Policy, the app does not promote any speech or violence against anyone “on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or serious illness.”
Interestingly enough, Twitter experienced a 500 percent increase in the use of the N-word in the first 12 hours of Musk’s ownership.
Besides trying to keep Twitter free of racial hatred, “Strong Island” is a recent native announced the release of Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World on PBS, premiering on January 31, 2023, and will be available on all streaming platforms.
According to the press release, the four-part series will feature performances from Grandmaster Caz, Ice-T, Abiodun Oyewole (The Last Poets), Roxanne Shanté, Run-DMC, John Forté, will.i.am, MC Lyte, B-Real (Cypress Hill) , Melle Mel, Fat Joe, Lupe Fiasco and many others.
“The hip-hop community has done from the beginning what the rest of the media is only now catching up to,” Chuck D said in a statement about the docu-series. “Long before any conglomerate realized it was time to wake up, hip-hop had been speaking out and telling truths.”