Celebs Who Have Used the N-Word

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  • Duane "Dog" Chapman
  • Eminem
  • Charlie Sheen
  • Kreayshawn
  • Elvis Presley
  • 060914 Celebs Celebrities Who Have Used the N Word Justin Bieber Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Justin Bieber
  • Madonna
  • Sean Penn, Hopper Penn
  • Lisa Lampanelli
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Mel Gibson
  • John Mayer

Elvis Presley

The Mississippi-born rock 'n' roll icon may have borrowed his moves and his music from Black culture, but rumors have swirled for decades that he was a closet racist. "The only thing n-----s can do for me is shine my shoes and buy my records," he reportedly said to a Boston audience in the 1950s. The rumors of Presley's racism have been largely refuted, and friends from Sammy Davis Jr. to James Brown have stood up for his character. 

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