Nas Backs Tarantino The Slave TraderJanuary 18th, 2013
A Rapper’s Stockholm Syndrome?
Nas seems to be shelving his previous pro-black stance, granting Tarantino the green light to capitalize on slavery — and the N-word. The ‘These Are Our Heros‘ rapper says the ‘Django: Unchained‘ filmmaker has done nothing more than create art, adding Spike Lee’s rant against Tarantino is unwarranted.
Here’s what Nas had to say:
“I didn’t see what the big fuss was about. It’s a movie by Tarantino, why should we be surprised if the movie is raw?
He’s one of the greatest filmmakers of our generation, and we don’t go there to see anything less than rawness. He’s an artist, and artists have to express themselves.”
Does Nas play both sides of the fence – often speaking on how difficult it is for a black man in America, only to later defend a Caucasian’s use of the N-word? Of course! Don’t believe me.. Ask Gwyneth Paltrow.