Famous Celebrity N-Word Slip-Ups

Famous Celebrity N-Word Slip-Ups
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 16, 2010

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Back in 2007, the heiress who thrives on bad press made headlines when she and her young sister Nicky Hilton were videotaped at a party drinking and slightly intoxicated. With Biggie Smalls playing in the background, Paris looked at the camera and said, “We’re like two ni**ers.” It wasn’t even her first incident using the word. A few years prior, Paris was caught on tape referring to two Black men as “dumb ni**ers.” How thoughtful…

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Of all the things Gibson said to his ex-wife, Oksana Grigorieva during a series of recorded phone conversations, his N-bombs were by far the most explosive. In a leaked tape, Gibson tells Grigorieva, “You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault.” Mel we thought you knew ‘What Women Want.’


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Much like Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen came at his ex-wife Denise Richardson with a vengeance during a series of raging voicemails in 2008. "F**k you. You’re a coward and a liar and a f**ing ni**er alright,” he told Richardson. Well alright…


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Mayer has collaborated with just about every Black artist we respect so we definitely didn’t expect this to come out of his mouth. In February 2010 Playboy interview in which he commented on his rapport with the Black community Mayer said, "Someone asked me the other day, ‘What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?’ he said. “It’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n*gger pass.” Evidence of what happens when you’re too smart for your own good.

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No one even really knew who or what ‘Dog: The Bounty Hunter’ was until he came out his mouth and used the N-word. Funny thing is Chapman used the word while trying to explain to his son how he never wants to get caught using it. Too bad the phone conversation leaked and the call got pegged as a racist rant. His career was over before it even started.


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Sandra Bullock might have been surprised to know her racist ex-husband frequently used the N-word, but his stepmother wasn’t. James spared no one with his racial slurs including Blacks, she confirmed. “I heard him use the N-word a bunch of times, I don’t know if I’d call Jesse a White supremacist or not but he’s definitely racist,” she said. Well, d’uh…

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In November 2006, Richards, who played the wacky Cosmo Kramer on ‘Seinfeld,’ appeared onstage at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood. After getting upset with some Black patrons, Richards went awwwf! “You can talk, you can talk, you’re brave now motherf***er,” he said. “Throw his ass out. He’s a ni**er! He’s a ni**er! He’s a ni**er! A ni**er, look, there’s a ni**er!” Need he say more?

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Back in 2007, Imus didn’t exactly use the N-word. However he did use a word that started with an ‘n’, after calling the Rutger’s girls basketball team a bunch of “nappy headed hoes.” Imus might as well have used the other N-word after that because the damage was the same.

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Even politicians occasionally throw out the N-bomb. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) accused Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of flip-flopping on issues to appease the governor. Re-telling a story she had heard about Gillibrand, Maloney said a caller had told her "It was like saying ni**er to a Puerto Rican.” Easy there, Maloney…

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Real Atlanta Housewife Kim Zolciak is no stranger to being disliked. During an appearance on fellow Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burress’ Ustream show on which they were discussing 90’s rap group NWA, Zolciak took a walk down memory lane, saying, "One of my favorite songs was the one where he talks about the girl p&@*y poppin. Y’all know NWA, Ni**ers With Attitudes, it was 15 years ago but we still love it.” Oh Kim…

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Radio talk show Dr. Schlessinger was the latest quasi-celeb to think they were beyond reproach. On August 10th, Dr. Schlessinger received a call from an African-American woman married to a White man who felt she was forced to deal with racism from her husband’s friends and sought help. Dr. Schlessinger answer? Use the word 11-times until the caller felt better.

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