ScHoolboy Q Changes His Mind About Allowing White People To Use The N-Word

The South Central rapper claims he was on drugs when he made his previous statements.

ScHoolboy Q has changed his mind about allowing white people to say the N-word, Complex reports.

On Sunday (Feb. 18), the rapper took to X (formerly Twitter) to share a screenshot of Hanif Abdurraqib’s book “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us” which includes the chapter titled "ScHoolboy Q Wants White People to Say Ni**a at His Concerts.” The author examines the LA rapper's views on the subject in the essay.

“When the beat drops, I’ll expect y’all to say it. It’s not like I’m asking them to go out in the world and say it, but if they paid for a show and put food on my family’s table, I’m not going to be up there saying the word alone,” Q said to Abdurraqib in the interview.

Abdurraqib also noted that Q implored a majority white crowd to rap the n-word during a performance in 2013.

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Clarifying his stance on the issue, Q’s caption read,  “I was on drugs… no I don’t” with a laughing emoji.

The TDE representative has a long history of having contrarian views about white people using the n-word and racism in society.

In an interview on the Pete Holmes Show in 2013, the LA rapper encouraged white people to use the n-word but with some restrictions.

"I don't want nobody to say it outside my show," Q explained. "I'm not telling everybody to just say it, but if you're at my concert and the lyric comes up, I've said the lyric, I know [white fans] bought my albums and supported me. Why not? That don't mean they're racists, obviously they're not racist [if] they're at my show. That racist thing is so old." 

Interestingly, as Q prepares to release his next album, Blue Lips, on Mar. 1, Abdurraqib's latest book, “There's Always This Year,” is also scheduled to drop in late March.

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