Nipsey Hussle Apologizes for Offensive Comment About Black Women on Twitter

Nipsey Hussle Apologizes for Offensive Comment About Black Women on Twitter

He claims his words were taken out of context.

Published August 3, 2015

Nipsey Hussle is never one to bite his tongue.

Sometime over the weekend, Nipsey commented on Newport's Instagram, a comedian he knows, about a joke made about dating outside of his race. Nip’s response was captured on Baller Alert, where he said, “I can’t retweet that but I’m LMAO TRU s**t.” Nip also added a longer response to Baller Alert, explaining to them that they intentionally glossed over his second tweet with lighthearted emojis for shock value.

Earlier today, Nip went on Twitter to apologize for his offensive comments towards black women. He used the social media platform as a reminder that he would never disrespect women of any race or color. “I stand by my apology to ALL WOMEN not because my intentions were malicious but because it was taken as a form of disrespect to my own women … NEVER THE CASE,” he wrote.

Read his full series of tweets below.

the comment that I responded to was a JOKE made in bad taste by someone in my area known as a lighthearted comedian that loves to laugh.

Wrong is wrong and I'll take responsibility and apologize to all my black women that were offended by it

The comment I responded to was in pour taste PEROID [sic] but especially with the most recent issues happening to our women.

Never want to portray someone who thinks its cool to disrespect our mothers, sisters and more importantly our bacc bone As acceptable...

in all honesty I thought the people reading it would know by the outrageous nature of the comment & the laughing emojis..that he was joking

I don't care about PR or any social media backlash so Ima say how I feel. What I do care about my peoples understanding of me....

If any black woman was ever mistreated or disrespected in my presence I stood up for her. Because I'm a man and that's our job.

Demonstration speaks louder than conversation and any woman that knows me can vouch that I'm more effective than symbolic in my attempt...

To repair what went wrong with our "BLACK" people (men and women included)

When I get on Twitter I don't come here to preach or criticize I come here to socialize hence "social media"

NIPSEY HUSSLE is a Self employed Independent black business that is owned and operated in the heart of South central LA.

I'm very familiar w any social economic racial or sexist issue that any man or woman of color in America can be a victim of...

Police brutality..broken family structure..wile lynch divide and conquer tactics (gangbangin) self hate..institutional slavery (prison industry)

And anything I left out. Dick Gregory wrote a book called "NIGGER" His title could be offensive if taken outta context..

Dave chapele had a skit about "Clayton bigsby" if it wasn't comedy I would have been offended...this is why context is EVERYTHING

I stand by my apology to ALL WOMEN not because my intentions were malicious but because it was taken as a form of disrespect to my own women … NEVER THE CASE

I'll accept being distasteful for laughing but I can't let @balleralert turn me against my women that have supported me based on semantics

Like I said I don't give a f** bout PR or Twitter backlash I'm only explaining myself for the WOMEN who were really offended.

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Written by Eric Diep

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