ScHoolboy Q On His Resurfaced Opinion About White People Saying The N-Word: “I Was On Drugs”

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 20: Schoolboy Q performs during the Wonderfront Music & Arts festival at Seaport Village on November 20, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

ScHoolboy Q's opinion on the matter has changed.

ScHoolboy Q is retracting his resurfaced opinion on white people using the n-word while rapping along to his music. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, he shared a picture of a segment from Hanif Abdurraqib’s 2017 book They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, which reads: “ScHoolboy Q wants white people to say the word ‘n***a’ at his concerts.” Captioning the post, ScHoolboy clarified: “I was on drugs… no I don’t.”

Abdurraqib’s book quotes ScHoolboy as saying: “When the beat drops, I’ll expect y’all to say it. It’s not like I’m asking them to go out in the world and say it, but if they paid for a show and put food on my family’s table, I’m not going to be up there saying the word alone.”

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During an interview on The Pete Holmes Show back in 2013, he explained why he was okay with the usage during the context of a concert. “I don’t want nobody to say it outside my show,” he said at the time. “I’m not telling everybody to just say it, but if you’re at my concert and the lyric comes up… I’ve said the lyric, I know [white fans] bought my albums and supported me. Why not? That don’t mean they’re racists. Obviously, they’re not racist [if] they’re at my show. That racist thing is so old.” Check out his latest post on the quotes below.

ScHoolboy Q Changes Course On N-Word Opinion

The retraction comes as he prepares for the release of his new album, Blue Lips, which is slated to drop on March 1. Be on the lookout for further updates on ScHoolboy Q on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.