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Kanye West thinks white people should only use black slang when it's no longer in style. Kind of like wearing a Polo shirt with the colar up. Conan O'Brien wants the word Krunk back.

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Your Worst Nightmare - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Kanye West doesn't care about white people! Haha, just kidding people.

Seriously though, this guy is a few perverts short of a chatroom. Who is he to tell white people what kind of slang they can use? This guy must have a big ego.
Rew - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Damn Jas, you got told so bad, chimp
DJRunj1 - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
What about us Indians....we are closer to black then white, so can we use slang right after black people inaugurate it? I think so.
Tea n' Crumpits - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
What about the Jews? They're the longest living culture in the world (Next to the Eskimos and The Cave People in Asia).
HEDROK - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Kanye is a idiot, he is just trying to get peoples attention. It is just a shame that his music can't do it alone. So he resorts to makeing dumb comments like the one posted on They say blacks are looting and whites are looking for food in New Orleans. Well jackass watch tv when white people are carrying food, and black people are carrying TVs you tell me what it looks like.
jo - September 10, 2005 - Report this comment
sry guys this article is fake
jBot - September 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Let's see how he likes it. If we cant use "black" words, he cant use words that the white people made; aka The English Language.
Michael Pacholek - September 13, 2005 - Report this comment
As hard as I have defended Kanye's remarks about Bush, and will continue to do so, musically he is overhyped. Let's face it, if his first real hit had been titled "I Walk" or "(My Girlfiend's Name) Walks," he'd still be waiting for a phone call from Lil' Jon. But because it was "Jesus Walks," he got attention. Rumor has it that Jesus' next miracle will be granting Kanye a viable long-term career... or is He still hard at work on the Simpson sisters? Yikes, Jessica, your version of "America the Beautiful" with Nick... the spirit was as willing as Kate Smith's, but the voice wasn't much above Roseanne Barr!
Charl - September 13, 2005 - Report this comment
What? as if - there isn't such a thing as 'black' words - there called gangster words i think. yeah, i'm pretty sure. & if he's saying white people can't use them, well its like what? there not your words, tell that to eminem then - he won't be happy, Kanye. Oh yeah, and i like Polo shirts with the collar up - worn on the right people they look ace =D
william - September 13, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree with Charl, Eminem won't be happy to hear this.
Ghetto John - September 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I swear this country is going no where. White people will always be blamed for centuries of Slavery and Racism. And now things seem to be better. But you see the truh is that the white society is a slave to the ghetto lifestyle and Most not all But most black people have become so racist that it makes me sick. I never liked racism, and i swear that im not a racist, but racism is not limited to black people alone. If a black man called me white trash,cracker, or white boy, I would be expected to chuckle and walk away, but If went up to a black man and called him a n***** then i would be declared a racist. What the heck man? So tell me when does it stop, when the world decides it will ultimately destroy itself, or when people realize that were not defined by our color, our sex, or what we say. We are defined as Gods Greatest Creation. We are human beings, We are human beings......and that is all we will ever be. So kanye west needs to understand that he wasnt a slave, his momma wasnt a slave, and the modern day white society has nothing to do with his "people's" suffering. Do your homework, get a job, dont live off of the government, and just so you know, this doesnt just go out to black people, this goes out to human beings PERIOD! THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS. Ghetto John.
john - September 14, 2005 - Report this comment
im black, and i think that that is the most stupid thing to say about any type of people.
Shiek of the Mutilated - September 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Wasn't this country great in the first place because of its diversity and multiculturism? If we all did what Kanye did or what GW Bush wants us to do, America would be chastised worse than ever. Americans should continue to do whatever they like. God (or other higher power) should be the only One we they should be held accountable to.
MrMacphisto - September 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Diversity can be a good thing, but in many cases, it isn't. We could've saved the world a lot of trouble by never having the slave trade. North America and South America would've been much better off if the Europeans had never colonized them. Asia and Africa would have been much better off without colonialism as well. Unfortunately, Europe spent a few centuries raping various cultures for resources, and now, we watch as inevitable cultural conflicts continue among radically different ethnic groups that are forced to live side by side.... Societies tend to function better if their various cultural aspects either assimilate into one culture or if they separate into communities that respect each other's autonomy. The problem with America is that it chooses to do neither. Cultures remain separate, but they hardly respect each other. It's more of a grudging acceptance of each other's differences in the pursuit of making money. Behind closed doors, we still hate people different from ourselves, whether we're black, white, Hispanic, Christian, Muslim, liberal, conservative, or whatever. The only things America is united by are money and its cultures' mutual contempt for each other..... Kanye is just playing upon this hate, because it gains him attention....
Stop Whining - September 19, 2005 - Report this comment
It's stupid when people talk about some double standard of racism. What does taht mean if somebody calls you cracker and you call somebody n**** that you get jumped over and they don't. Who is jumping all over you and not them. People make stupid generalities. Who are the people who hate the white racism and not black racism? Who are they? Well, deal with them.
Ryan - September 22, 2005 - Report this comment
The fact of the matter is, everybody just needs to respect each other. I'm not speaking in generalities, but many albums or records made by black people are about struggle and the hood and what not (obviously not all) so, instead of say white people whining about how black people live, and the other way around, just get over it. The whole problem with racism is when people make other people's things their problems, when they don't have to be. Let people do what they do, respect it, move on. I'm not a big fan of a lot of my black friends who get mad, something happens to them becuase they are black, but that's their opinion and they obviously have some good reason behind so I just don't say anything. So instead of playing this blame game, for instance the news, just say, in the words of a ganster I can't remember, "Forget about it!"
agoenamagaba - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
To KanYe West: More power to you Let the man say whatever he want to say ... like u a saint rite?
Ethan Mawyer - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
He actually said to wait until the words are at least a year old, not not to use them at all. And I don't think I know any urban slang invented within the past year anyway.
Chris Gallego - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Yo Kanye I'm white, or white skinned, or "light skinted". I'm "Hurr" to say "Holla!" "Wassup", how are you "bruvva?". Is everything "Aiite" "witchu"? Why are you "hatin" on white folks, or white skinned people? You need to calm yo ass down. I feel that any person should be able to say whatever they "be feelin" like saying. "Homie", that sh.t that u pullin is way crazy, for real dawg. Gots to go, word up, holla, and peace!
Nicole - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I love everyone! so come on where would America be without stupid racial comments.. there would be no Mind of Mencia!
G - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Please read the "article." It's just dumb.
Itto - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Ghetto have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to say that havent you? LAUGHINGOUTLOUD! POOR GUY
Arik Lunsford - October 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Wasn't this country great in the first place because of its diversity and multiculturism? I believe it was great because a few white men saw a land, seized it, conceptualized and implemented a representative republic and built a superior infrastructure. Oh yeah: and they used black slaves for cheap labor. Too bad their descendants became lazy, spineless and developed a guilt complex about the whole thing.
A girl - October 04, 2005 - Report this comment
First of all white people didn't create the engish language, GOD did. So don't try and take credit for it. This is America everyone has the right to speak their minds so don't get mad at Kanye for doing it. No one is getting mad about some of the ignorant comments mad on this posting, because everyone is just speaking what they feel. A lot of you white people may not be racist but you do benefit from racism. Just think about it. May God help us all, we need it.
cj - October 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Agirl, how old are you? GOD created English? seriously, I am christian, and you are making me look bad. God didn't create english sweetie. English branched off from Latin. and So did Spanish, French ect. And how does ANYONE "benefit from racism." Nobody is mad at anybody for "speaking their mind". It is what they actually speak is what reveals how little "mind" they have. Kaneye West is just trying to be a hero. He wants to be a modern day Malcom X. He is always an attention getter. he wants affection and gratitude from him "spitting the truth". But the truth is, his punk ass aint shit. He seeks self admiration, not saying a true message. He wants his face in the camera, and not his message. I mean come on, he even tried doing the Jesus Walks song. what type of stuff was that? How are YOU GOING TO CUSS ON THE SAME SONG THAT YOU ARE TALKIN ABOUT GOD ON?!!??! This idiot just wants to be in the spotlight. and the sooner you realize it, the better.
six - October 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Going back to the slavery thing. I'm white and I have no guilt about slavery. Do I think it was wrong...hell yes. Am I ashamed of being white because of it; no. Am I proud to be white; yes. If your black should you be proud to be black; yes. Its people like Kanye West who wants to keep this racial fire burning. Now, I got to a school thats in the ghetto. And I personally think I know more about being treated unfairly then most blacks do. Not a day goes by that I don't get a racial comment made at me such as, "Move it white boy". But you know what, as much as I hate it, I don't blame them for it. I blame their parents, they have pretty much told them how "The white man holds down the black man". Now is this sometimes true; yes. But something that many of this generation doesn't take into consiteration is that it really wasn't that long ago that blacks were treated horrible. And that we are still in the early stages of having everyone treated equal. _Just my 2 cents
p dub - December 21, 2005 - Report this comment
gangstas,gangsters stolen from the italians the real gs. lowrider cars ,stolen idea from hispanics.for so long blacks have said they feel white society does not accept them,rejects them,whatever. whites love your music because the beats are very good,the words can flow so smooth,and the lyrics can be so intelligent and truthful. we use your slang because these are just cool words you have come up with.very cool.have you noticed how many white kids try and act like they are hip hop?this is because now its our turn,see we now are the ones who feel we need to measure up to you guys,or your standard of what is cool.remember when the black musicians tried to look and sound white to get on tv or radio back inthe day.its just our turn now. p.s. statesboro,ga got no love for kanye anyway,everybody thouht he was doing a gig here,but he weak and we say here in the boro,"kanye is a pole smoker" haaa whut!!??? i.c.p. 4 life!!!!
joka - December 21, 2005 - Report this comment
what ever happened to street? now you homeboys all prissy sissy. praying to the god of the whites who held you in bondage, got more shoes than most women(closet queenies). you have turned into slaves to the dollar,a little money and its all good in the hood. so easy to buy you off with dumbass wheels and cheap china made shoes that cost 5$ to make but you pay 120$ to the money man.wake up and smell the coffee fools! its like giving the indians beads and whiskey for land, except its crack,weed and wheels for your silence and inaction.
defo - January 01, 2006 - Report this comment
This article isnt fake, the guy made these comments live on the Jonathen Ross show in the UK. Kanye was the most interesting and funny guy on the show besides my man Jonathen Woss. Anyway, black slang now is just going to ever increasing lengths to sound new and innovative. Most of it now just sounds stupid.
wayne x - January 27, 2006 - Report this comment
kanye west is a racist. all his music is about how white people use black people for money.he's a rich boy. his moms a doctor , how street is kanye west
Juana - February 16, 2006 - Report this comment
I think Kanye is the bomb. I love him so much I really want to marrie him. don't listen to them. from your biggest fan, Juana lafrennie
meh - February 16, 2006 - Report this comment
kayne: good P.R. buddy. better hurry and go through some more "hard times" (which is what?- white people constantly saying "your" slang around you) you should present the next award with the pussy cat dolls lame-o, God knows everyone would change the channel at the sight of you in your newest polo shirt...kanye you need racism to keep your weak star in the sky. get a clue about style, f*ck you have the money, use it!!!!
lil momma - March 30, 2006 - Report this comment
I think that kanye west is taking his money to his head but all white people are not you know stupid or insane be forreal kanye west you sound so stupid
be_u - April 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Kanye West was cut off, he was about to give the reasons why he made that comment. Bush does not care about POOR black people, or anyone who is not in the circle of the powerful and wealthy. That just happen to be most of the blacks, therefore Bush doesn't care about Black people. Oh yeah about the language. God created man who created english. I think english is the most ugliest language ever. Thats why I want to learn my own cultural language
Leyla - May 23, 2006 - Report this comment
I think you all come across as racist and im black and i belve wat kanye sed......hes...its just you as white people are defensive and ghetto need to get a job.....and research taht your great great great great grandfather was actualli wat u mite call a 'cracker'; or a 'slave master'
Kanye's is racist - July 20, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree Kanye is racist for that remark. Fact is he's saying, or insinuating that white people are not good enough to speak 'his' language, use the same slang. Then talks how black people are treated. Everyone is equal, to hold a standard of white people not being able to say something, and saying you want equality is contridicting itself. Further he pushes the racism card more cash he makes. I'm white, I don't speak much slang, but hate that if I wanted too I couldn't because I'm white. What happened in the past is horrible, but that happened before me, or my parents were born. I had nothing to do with slavery, so how long do I have to pay for mistakes I never made? How long is being white going to mean I'm some souless life-sucking, boring cracker? Fact is hero's like Dr. King, Parks, and others fought for equality. If King were alive today to see what people like Kanye are saying he's shake his head in disgust. All that time rolling that ball up the hill for equality, once it got near the top certain well known people like Kanye took it and started heading in the wrong direction. You don't create equal rights by taking rights away from one group (like the ability to say or wear something). Most of my heritage is Indian (tho I didn't grow up on a reservation, but lost of ancestary, most not that distant down the tree). My ancestors were treated bad, some were slaves, others killed or raped, do I want revenge? Nope, what happened in the past is just that, in the past. You can't change what happened, only what will happen. While he makes money driving the wedge in race further, even if it's not something huge, every push is something that sets back a true peace longer in the future. I agree we need diversity, we should be proud of where we came from, but as long as we see black and white instead of American, it'll always be black and white. And as long as people who help lead communities and are looked up to like Kanye (even if not warrented IMO) continue to make such statements as that, kids who idolize him will grow up believing in that difference. If only his fans could realize his actions aren't to be praised, he's spitting on what those who came before him worked so damn hard to achieve. He's not Jesus, he's not a saint, and doesn't belong in the Bible or any other religious text. He writes music that you either love or hate, and makes money at the expense of a better future for the kids he helps brain wash with hate and bigotry. I'm not ticked writing this even if I sound it, just get tired of each new 'fad' of a singer comes along believing their the greatest thing ever. Talking how hood they are, talking like they were God's equal. Then 4 years later they fall of the charts and you only hear about them when they get caught punching a camera guy, or are in court for beating their wife while drunk.
Freedom Forever - September 11, 2006 - Report this comment
well said "Kanye is a racist". While i agreed with his comments said during the hurricane situation. I dont think e has the right to tell anyone that they arent allowed to use slang simply because black people use it. Think about it. There was a lot backing up what he said at the katrina situation. He simply said aloud what lots of people of different races were already thinking from what they saw on the news. But just because i felt like he hit the nail on the head when talking about the president doesnt mean that he's the spokesmen for this black generation. I personally dont care if whites used slang i dont think that far into it. People have the right to do whatever the hell they want. And even though im a fan of his music he is infact a shit starter. And he doesnt write a lot of his own lyrics in the first place. Dont believe me? Go read his cd books. I refuse to take seriously the political views of an artist that doesnt even write for himself. That's like buying a van gogh that was painted by picasso.
Ignoramus - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Life sprang forth from Africa. Remember that!
J - September 17, 2006 - Report this comment
America is a crazy place. Although white people have more economic benefits because of the past, culturally they really don't have anything. Especially in the north. Hip Hop is the premier cultural movement in America, actually the world. Hip Hop is predominantly black. Therefore, black people set the trend for culture in America, and millions of white kids are influenced by black culture. Some black people don't like when white people use slang and I don't think they understand how easily accessible hip hop culture has become. And in places where black people are predominant, such as Chicago or D.C. or many places, I think white people have every right to talk like the black people they are around everyday. I just don't get how both black and white folks can't except a white person who talks black. They can accept a black person who talks white, and this person is not labeled as a fake, rather educated. Did anyone ever think that the white person who talks black is maybe extremely educated too, not in the school sense, but the cultural sense. But this person is unfairly labeled as a fake.
hip hop 145 - November 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Im black! I think that we Americans care to much about what celebrities think.
Michelle - November 28, 2006 - Report this comment
i think K-Fed is the most gangster out of all these posers
Bebet - March 22, 2007 - Report this comment
My boyfriend is black, and I'm half spanish, and half white. I live In New Orleans, and I saw everything Kayne didn't. So, he better stop saying shit. Almost everyone that was stuck here, and in need of water, and food of a different race looted. My cousin and her mom looted a store for pads! Oh yeah and I think Kayne is stupid.
go to hell - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
look personally im tired of the whole racist thing i really am, but ive known a lot of racist people from white to hispanic to asian people! whats going on here is because black people are always racist! im not saying all of them are but this is mainly because if you ever say one bad thing to black people its baad but if they yell out white boyy! crackerass! its totally fine! this pisses me off and it pisses other white people off too! Also why are they taking every thing from other races? what, all they can make up are rhymes and stuff that makes no sence? either their songs are about,sex,drugs,or money! not only this but now their taking the chains and skull wearing from punks and rockers and goths its not right! maybe we chould just go back to separate race schools because maybe black people will feel better with black people and asians with asians? i hate to sound racist but i just got to speak my mind and the reason im saying this is not to get any black people in here mad because black people are cool and i also have black friends who i totally am chill with, but im saying this so black people can give me an answer to why they do the things they do (pretty much everything i said).MAYBE white people should apologise for not tortureing slaves way back when, but still for being white?
Kristina - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
i love kanye west's music and i think hes cute but it pisses me off that he hates white people.I dont understand it either..
Isabella - November 26, 2007 - Report this comment
i think Kanye West is a racist b****.white peole have the same right as he does 2 use "black" slang.if he doesnt like it, he can get out of there mexican and i could care less if every white person in America spoke spanish.
Chiquita - November 26, 2007 - Report this comment
i dont see white people complainen wen black people try 2 act white and sum of them do so kanye west can take his lame self back 2 Africa if he has sumthin against white people.And dont say black people didnt originate from africa.
Important note - November 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Scientifically, it appears ALL human life began in Africa. . .if you are referring to America (USA anyway) then I suggest you not tell people to go back to ____ because our ancestors are from Europe! I'm not black, but I think it's disgraceful to suggest someone "Go Back to Africa". . .This land belonged to the Native American Tribes long before we wrongly kicked them out.
Hahah - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Shouldn't black people be stoked about living here in the US? I mean if no one went their and stole their ancestors they would be growing up... well, in Africa with AIDS and no fried chicken.
abiccus - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
did you know kanye west isnt from the hood anyway. just becuase he is black does not mean he even understands the ghetto.i dont know what suurban life is like but im white.he hasnt lived the life that even creates the slang or the struggle of of black people from the ghetto. he is a crybaby who weakens the integrity of real racism. which is in all races
Whiteboy - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Slavery isn't white's fault. African tribe leaders where selling slaves to everybody else. White people just "hopped on the boat." Kanye IS gay.
McKludge - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Boy, I've seen some ignorant s**t on this site before, but the comments above are perhaps the most ignorant thing I've read in years.
me - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
This man has got to be the dumbest motherf***er on earth. What a no talent b**** s*** dick. I hope he gets aids and dies.
MICK - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
FM - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
It's obvious, his actions only favor black people. So he is a racist against white people. He just won't say it. So I'm gonna say it. Go back to african you f***ing monkey! There, how does it feel?
REZDOGG - March 31, 2010 - Report this comment

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