Common Talks Using The N-Word On ‘Outsides The Lines’


/ February 24, 2014

Windy City rapper Common appeared on ESPN’s Outside The Lines yesterday (Feb.23rd) to share his thoughts on the controversial and conflicting issue of using the N-word in his music

“I told my mom this is the way we talk, this is part of the language, when I’m speaking to the people that need to receive the word,” he said when asked about his explicit lyricism.

Common further explained, “These kids are not fighting each other because of the N-word, those kids are shooting somebody because they don’t have love for themselves, and they express the anger because they have pain. That’s not coming from the N-word, it’s bigger issues than that.”

Watch the full discussion with Common Sense here.