Malcolm X’s daughter says rappers using the N-word are ‘ridiculous’ and says if they can use it ‘everybody should be able to’.

Daily Mail – The daughter of one of the most outspoken leaders of the civil rights movement believes the way rappers use the N-word in their music is ‘ridiculous’.

Ilyasah Shabazz, 52, the daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, made the comments outside Wolfgang Puck’s bistro Spago in Beverly Hills, California, when she was asked about rap music.

After telling a TMZ reporter she listens to rap, Shabazz was asked if it made her ‘cringe’ when rappers ‘drop the N-word’.

She answered: ‘I think it’s just ridiculous sometimes.

‘I think it is. I think it’s a bit ridiculous.’

The TMZ reporter followed up: ‘What do you think about white people singing along with the N-bombs?’

Shabazz replied: ‘I mean, you know, I think if we’re going to… If you’re gonna use it, then everybody should be able use it.

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