He took to Twitter to explain that the song's use of the 'N-word' is sending people around the world the wrong message
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Chuck D is taking issue with the message behind Jay-Z and Kanye West's hit collaboration "N***** In Paris." After a concert in Lyon, France the Public Enemy rapper took to Twitter to explain that the song's use of the "N-word" is sending people around the world the wrong message about the word.
Chuck D writes that he had to explain to the crowd in Lyon that the word is offensive to people of African heritage. Apparently, an unwitting Caucasian fan used the racial slur to refer to Chuck.
The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee writes that the fan's misuse of the word stems from its pervasive and often misunderstood use in urban culture. The rapper adds that while Jay-Z is a "sharp dude," he has a responsibility to be socially conscious of his words.
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