Jhené Aiko Explains Why She Doesn’t Use The N-Word In Music Anymore

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Jhene Aiko attends the 2018 Guggenheim International Gala pre-party in the Upper East Side on November 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Jhené Aiko Explains Why She Doesn’t Use The N-Word In Music Anymore

It followed explanations about her race on Twitter.

Published December 8th

Written by Trey Alston

Jhené Aiko doesn’t use the N-word in her music anymore and recently she told fans what made her stop. 

It started on Twitter when a fan asked Aiko what races that she was “Mixed with.” Complex reports that the singer wrote back, "Whispers, cat hair, slauson asphalt and sand from venice beach,"

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She continued on, giving another explanation. “I am less black than someone half black, but also less white [than] someone half white… and asian is the least thing i am," she wrote. "So at this point, it’s whatever they want me to be."

The exchange made it onto the Instagram page of The Shade Room and Aiko went on to comment there and give more detail about her ethnic background. 

"I have a japanese grandfather and a creole/dominican grandmother on my mothers side… and both of my fathers parents are black and white. my dna results came in 25% asian, 33% african and 34% european," she said. "So that is what i was referencing in the tweet. also, those dna sites update and change from time to time so who actually knows. Ok now im done explaining, promise i am human and i see you all as family regardless of how u view me,” she wrote. 

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This led to her then explaining why she stopped using the N-word. 

"The discussion stemmed from the use of the n word in my music, in the past… and i let it be known i haven’t in a while and chose not to use it anymore moving forward out of respect and consideration to my ancestors and the individuals who feel uncomfortable when i say it,” she wrote. 

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