Ilyasah Shabazz, 52, the daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X, told TMZ that she thought the way rappers used the N-word was “a bit ridiculous.”
When asked if it made her “cringe” when she heard rappers use the N-word, Shabazz blasted the trend:
“I think it’s just ridiculous sometimes,” she said. ‘I think it is. I think it’s a bit ridiculous.’
The reporter then asked her if it was okay for whites to use the word when singing along.
“If you’re gonna use it, then everybody should be able use it,” she said after some hesitation. “So if you don’t like other people using it, then we shouldn’t use it.”
Shabazz also said that she thinks her father would have voted for Barack Obama because he was “a very strong candidate.”
When asked if her father was appreciated enough, she said she hoped this generation understood that he was a “very young man who sacrificed a lot” and in short period of time was able to have a “significant impact” on the world.
Malcolm X was assassinated on Feb 21, 1965, by three members of the Nation of Islam, a group he left and was subsequently threatened by repeatedly leading up to his murder.