Well, ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ is off to a flying start, isn’t it? Within the first 48 hours, Tila Tequila has been removed from the house for her “pro-Nazi” comments, and Fatman Scoop has been given a warning about potentially racially insensitive language.
Yes, the rapper was called into the Diary Room this weekend, and warned by producers over his repeated use of the N-word, during a discussion with former ‘Apprentice’ candidate James Hill.
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The two were discussing how rap music has changed people’s attitudes of the racial slur, to which Scoop explained: “N***** is not a race. It’s a mentality. It’s the way you act, it’s the way you behave, it’s the way you carry yourself… it’s not a race… and at the same time, since we’re talking about this, let’s get deeper.
“There are different classes of n*****. You can be like, ‘yo, what’s happening, n****, what’s going on? You good? You good? You cool? Yo, you my n****’, and it’s like that.
“Then there is, n*****... ‘you’re a n*****’, which is really racist, racist, racist. It’s how you say it to me - the voice, the inflexion, everything.”
Following the discussion, Scoop was called into the Diary Room, where Big Brother reminded him of the rules over unacceptable language.
Big Brother said: “While Big Brother understands the context of the conversation, we need to remind you of the conversation we had with you before you entered the house.
"That word will be seen as offensive to some viewers so we ask you not to refrain from using it."
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ continues on Sunday night, at 9pm on Channel 5.