After Tekashi 6ix9ine appeared on “The Breakfast Club” Friday, March 23, many people criticized his use of the n-word. However, host Charlamange Tha God took issue with that and let it be known in a post-show debrief.
During 69’s appearance, he discussed his gang affiliations and hip hop beefs along with his failure to perform at SXSW and 2017 rape charge. But many were riled up over the Mexican-American/Puerto Rican’s blatant use of the n-word.
“@breakfastclubam how come you guys keep letting people like Tekashi69 & Fat Joe drop the N word all over the place???” one person tweeted.
“How does tekashi69 get away with saying the n-word then?” someone else said.
“Real talk #Tekashi69 My advice to you is to take the n-word off to songs, please,” said another. “We don’t need to hear that from Mexicans. Pride. Religion.”
In response, Charlamagne, who was unaware of Latinx people using the n-word, demanded that the outrage for 69 is the same for other Latinx hip-hop stars like Cardi B and Fat Joe.
“This is what I hate about this era,” he says on Instagram Live Friday. “Because it’s like, y’all motherf—ers base your morals and your values and your integrity and your beliefs on who you like and who you dislike. Y’all treat this s— like a popularity contest.
“Fat Joe, Cardi B, N.O.R.E., our people, they use the word,” continues Charlamagne, who said he didn’t hear 69 use the slur. “I ain’t never heard y’all send me any tweets talking about, ‘Why y’all let them say the n-word?’ But this morning, Tekashi69 on here — whose a Mexican and a Puerto Rican — he usin’ the n-word, and y’all, ‘Oh, I can’t believe y’all let him use the n-word.’ C’mon, man, y’all gotta keep the same energy at all times. Be consistent with your s—.”