It’s no secret that African-Americans feel disrespected when other races say the N-word, but Tom Hanks’ son could care less. Chester Hanks, who is an aspiring rapper who goes by Chet Haze, recently took to his Instagram to let critics know that he will say that word whenever he likes.
“We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose,” he wrote in a lengthy caption under a video. “And who is to say only black people can use it? The way I see it, it’s a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing.”
In another picture he posted with rapper Chill Akill, he wrote “I do say the n word in real life amongst my black friends who get me and can’t nobody tell me I can’t say what the f### I feel like no disrespect to the struggle of black ppl during the civil rights movement but it’s 2015 now.”
Peep the two posts below.
If I say the word n#### I say it amongst people I love and who love me. If I say "f### yall hatin ass n#####" it's because that's really how I felt at the time. And I don't accept society getting to decide what ANYBODY can or can't say. That's something we call FREE SPEECH. Now I understand the older generation who grew up in the Jim Crowe era might have strong feelings against this. And that's understandable… But what I'm saying is this is 2015… And even tho we are still far from where we need to be and black people are still being literally KILLED by a RACIST and f##### up system… We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose. And who is to say only black people can use it? The way I see it, it's a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing. It's a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people. What's the point in putting all these built up "rules" about it. It's time to let go. You can hate me or love me for it, but can't nobody tell me what I can or can't say. It's got nothing to do with trying to be a thug. It's about the culture of the music. And that's all I have to say about that (no pun intended) lol. It's all love. Some people will get it, some people won't. Either way, Ima keep living my life however the f### I want. ALL LOVE.
Click the link in my bio to my soundcloud Go Listen to my new songs #Juice ft @chillthatdude and #A100 and oh yeah bih I do say the n word in real life amongst my black friends who get me and can't nobody tell me I can't say what the f### I feel like no disrespect to the struggle of black ppl during the civil rights movement but it's 2015 now and yes there are white n#####… Asian n#####… Mexican n#####… Get wit the times bihhh lmao ????????? more music coming ‼️