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Lionel Richie Slams Kanye West for Saying N-Word on British Television


Mark Davis/NBCNot everyone was impressed with Kanye West‘s fiery performance at this week’s Brit Awards, where he debuted his new explicit single “All Day.”

According to U.K.’s The Daily Mirror, Lionel Richie didn’t appreciate Kanye’s repeated use of the word “n***a” during the intense showcase, which went at least partially uncensored during the live British telecast.

“I don’t think it’s okay for a black man to use the N-word,” Richie told the paper. “I don’t like it — and I am a black man. I don’t think it should be said and become normal.”

Richie continued,”Am I fan of the n-word? Not coming from the 1960s and ’70s. Whereas the new world has embraced it.”

“All Day” will appear on Kanye’s upcoming album, due out later this year.

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