Victoria's Secret Models Under Fire For Rapping N-Word

Cesar Mills
December 1, 2017

The emergence of the clip comes two months after a University of New Hampshire sorority was slammed online after a video showed members singing along to a Kanye West song, "Gold Digger", that uses the same racial epithet.

"This is really an American dream, to be loved all over the world", she said after her performance - which featured a censored version of the song, unlike the version a controversial video backstage at the Victoria's Secret show featured.

They had issues obtaining visas for models and performers, including Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry, when the show travelled to China. As of press time, neither Kloss nor Victoria's Secret have made a public statement on the video.

But this moment appears to have been cut from Kloss' vlog. "For white people, I think", Coates explained, "the experience of being a hip-hop fan and not being able to say the word n***** is actually very insightful". The video shows at least three other models taking videos and on their phones. The model regularly posts behind the scenes videos on her YouTube channel.

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'There are too many nonblack people in this video for the N word to be that loud, ' one Twitter user wrote. Fans took to Twitter to show their disappointment with the group of models.

It's unclear which women are singing in the video.

The problem? In a room almost devoid of black models, you can hear them clearly singing the word "nigga" in Cardi B's line: "I don't wanna choose/And I'm quick, cut a nigga off, so don't get comfortable".

"Words don't have a meaning without context", Coates said at an event last month at Evanston Township High School in IL. They're so unhappy that they want the models to be fired. Social media users have pointed out that there are no black people in the room, so the word should not have been used.

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