Tom Hanks' son Chester Hanks is finding himself in some hot water again!
Only two months after his heated feud with Howard Stern, the 24-year-old rapper going by the name Chet Haze, is now facing backlash for his use of the N-word to caption an Instagram post, promoting his new song, Juice, with his friend, Chill Akill.
Don't worry guys, he totally has it justified. At least in his head. In one Instagram video, he reveals:
"I just want to clarify one thing. Under no circumstances would I go up to someone that I didn't know and just be like, 'Hey, what's up, my (N-word).' It's an unspoken thing between people who are friends, who understand each other."
Though that was after his rant, where Chet lashed out, saying:
"If I say the word n***a I say it amongst people I love and who love me. If I say 'f*ck yall hatin ass n****z' it's because that's really how I felt at the time. And I don't accept society getting to decide what ANYBODY can or can't say. That's something we call FREE SPEECH. Now I understand the older generation who grew up in the Jim Crowe era might have strong feelings against this. And that's understandable… But what I'm saying is this is 2015… And even tho we are still far from where we need to be and black people are still being literally KILLED by a RACIST and fucked up system… We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose. And who is to say only black people can use it?
The way I see it, it's a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing. It's a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people. What's the point in putting all these built up 'rules' about it. It's time to let go. You can hate me or love me for it, but can't nobody tell me what I can or can't say. It's got nothing to do with trying to be a thug. It's about the culture of the music. And that's all I have to say about that (no pun intended) lol. It's all love. Some people will get it, some people won't. Either way, Ima keep living my life however the f*ck I want. ALL LOVE."
Hmm. It's not hard to see why people would get upset, especially since Chet makes no apologies for it.