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Jhene Aiko Addresses Ethnicity Questions & Explains Why She No Longer Uses N-Word In Her Music

Jhene Aiko Addresses Ethnicity Questions & Explains Why She No Longer Uses N-Word In Her Music

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2020 has definitely been a year of consistent revelation for a lot of us and Jhene Aiko has taken a moment to address where stands with the push forward for accountability and social justice issues.

The ‘Chilombo’ singer took to Twitter late last night to reply to some fans who asked about her ethnicity. While Aiko initially addressed the fact that she is no more Black than she is Asian, Jhene spoke about a fan about her ethic mix saying, “Whispers, cat hair, slauson asphalt and sand from venice beach.” She then followed up that tweet with the message, “I am less black that someone half black, but also less white that someone half white… and asian is the least thing i am. lol. So at this point, it’s whatever they want me to be.”

Aiko went on to clarify the discussion on her identity and also expressed why she no longer uses the “N-word” saying,”The discussion stemmed from the use of the n word in my music, in the past… and i let it be known i haven’t in a while and chose not to use it anymore moving forward out of respect and consideration to my ancestors and the individuals who feel uncomfortable when i say it.”

 

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