President Barack Obama’s epic jokes and mic drop at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner were slightly overlooked due to comedian Larry Wilmore “keeping it 100” by calling the president his “ni**a,” prompting a not-needed op-ed by Piers Morgan.
On Monday (May 2) Wilmore addressed Morgan’s comments on his popular Nightly Show and has defended calling Obama “my ni**a” during his closing remarks. “I’m wrapping up my little speech and giving the president some props,” Wilmore said. “Then I buttoned it with a little, um, let’s say colloquialism.”
His colloquialism was digested as ni**a with the “hard r” by Morgan who slammed Wilmore for disrespecting the president with the word. Wilmore said he would never call Obama the racial slur and the joke was made to use the word as some African-Americans use it.
“Are you saying that I called the president a ‘n****r’?” Wilmore said. “I believe I said, ‘Yo Barry, You did it, my n***a!’ There’s a difference. Piers, you did not properly conjugate the slur. Very important! ‘N****r’ is what white people use to denigrate, demean, and dehumanize black people. ‘N***a’ is a term of endearment some black people use between each other to take back its power.”
While calling Morgan a professional Beyonce-disliker, he claimed Morgan used the word to call Obama and himself a n****r.
Hey, Obama didn’t seem to mind. Check out Wilmore’s clapback below.