Rapper Fat Joe speaks to Complex Magazine…..
“As a Puerto Rican rapper, have you ever been criticized for using the N Word?
No absolutely not. Because blacks and Latinos anywhere you go in any hood, any ghetto, we’re right beside each other, and with each other all the time especially in New York City. They’ve been calling me “that nigga” my whole life. I go to Africa, and the Africans say “what’s up Fat Joe my nigga-ah?”
What about your response to people who don’t think like you or someone like Khaled who’s a Palestinian-American should be using the word?
Fat Joe: I guess Khaled is a sand-nigga. He’s a sand-nigga. (Laughs) Khaled that nigga, did you ask the 36 black rappers that are on his album with him if they have a problem with it?”