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Things got real last night (June 10) on Real Time w/ Bill Maher.
Ice Cube was a guest on the show and had a very real conversation about his use of the n-word last week. It all began when he called him a “house n****” last week during as he talked to Republican Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse.
“You’re welcome. We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” Senator Sasse suggested said. Before Maher replied “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n*****.”
In a sit down interview, Cube said the following.
It’s like a knife, man,” he said. “When I hear my homies say it, it don’t feel like venom. When I hear a white person say it, it’s like a knife.” He later continued, “That’s our word now, and you can’t have it back.”
Watch the confrontation below.