New Music: David Banner – ‘Swag’ (Odd Future, Kreayshawn Diss)

David Banner

David Banner sparks a riot with his charged words on “Swag” off The Make Believe Album. The Mississippi MC/producer criticizes the new generation of hip-hop, calling out newcomers including Kreayshawn for her reported use of the N-word (she has repeatedly denied the accusations) and hip-hop collective Odd Future, who he claims “feeds evil to the streets.”

“The homies is busting slugs/ The women is shaking ass/ A white girl call us ni**a and we just sit back and laugh/ We call it swag,” preaches the righteous rapper in a style reminiscent of Lil B.

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90 Comments

  1. Conscious

    The problem is Kreayshawn isn’t saying nigga on records. It’s her partner V-Nasty. Kreayshawn has like a couple of songs out. Two songs I know of. No album out. Unfortunately people are more concerned with getting traffic to their sites about white girls saying nigga, instead of getting facts straight.

    This song isn’t that great. If feel like if you’re gonna sound off against these new internet stars least you should do is make a good song to do so.

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    listen Reply:

    @Conscious, not that “conscious”….

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    Fred Reply:

    @Conscious, It is a great song and Banner is much better at rapping than Kreayshawn! Kreayshawn is part of the WGM and consequently supporting VNAsty. It’s lame excuse to blame it on V Nasty. Kreayshawn is a one hit wonders. Tired to those trolls (Kreayshawn’s family, friends or PR) posting comments in here.

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  2. TheTruthWillShutYouUp

    How old is he why the hell is he dissing these new commer because he lost his SWAG

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    Word To 2Pac Shakurs Halo Reply:

    @TheTruthWillShutYouUp, It’s not a diss. It’s the truth, and I just shut you up.

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    TheTruthWillShutYouUp Reply:

    @Word To 2Pac Shakurs Halo, guess what IDGAF

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @TheTruthWillShutYouUp, Well If You Don’t Give A Fuck Then Why Did You Post?
    Have A Seat Bitch \_\_\_\_

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    Word To 2Pac Shakurs Halo Reply:

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN, Damn right!

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    Truth Reply:

    @TheTruthWillShutYouUp, Are you stupid? He is talking about V-nasty dumbass and yes that white bitch should never say that word. And fuck Odd future, the word Swag actually had a meaning until they ruin it. And anybody cosigning white ppl saying n***** is either a Uncle tom or a white person trying too fit in. And fuck if you were born in the Hood because even I dont say it. So their is no excuse. Also why would you wanna say it is the real problem.

    Great song David Banner gimmick raps is whack.

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    Rebecca Blake Reply:

    @TheTruthWillShutYouUp, Are you her family, friend or PR person?
    If you are young and don’t like Kreayshawn you are a hater
    If you are old and don’t like Kreayshawn you are not “hip” enough for an opinion.

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  3. TheTruthWillShutYouUp

    And kreayshawn does not say the n word v nasty does how many times does she have to say this im very disappointed in jennifer hudson right now

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    uhuh Reply:

    @TheTruthWillShutYouUp, the fact u even talk badly of david banner. makes your words dont mean shit.

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    TheTruthWillShutYouUp Reply:

    @uhuh, Guess what IDGAF

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    Eva B is The Kiueen Reply:

    @TheTruthWillShutYouUp, Gurl shut your cocksucker

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    CITY Reply:

    @TheTruthWillShutYouUp, it doesnt matter dude…v nasty is her sister and that bitch is white just like kreayshawn…it doesnt matter which 1 is saying it…kreayshawn should advise her sister, v-nasty, not 2 say dat shit…but kreayshawn is kool wit it so i guess we should be 2 huh…MESSAGE: I DONT CARE IF ITS 1960, 2011, 0R 2030, IT IS NEVER GON B OK FOR A WHITE MUTHAFUCKA TO CALL ME NIGGA…POINT BLANK…AND THATS NOT RACISM THATS REAL SHYT.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @TheTruthWillShutYouUp, LMAOO @ Jennifer Hudson .

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  4. Converse

    DOPE song heard it two days ago. Any min. now some white person or coon is going to disagree on what Banner is saying. And say ?everybody should use the word. smh I dont see why they have the urge too say it anyway. Just trying too fit in fucking racial slurs

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    ool uh uh Reply:

    @Converse, well you should stop using coon then.

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  5. Fan of a fan

    But kreayshawn doesn’t say the n word. Fucking idiots it’s her friend v nasty!! And they shouldnt get mad cos majority of black rappers say it A LOT and the word is racist even if they say “we took it and turned it to something new” NOOOO !!! No no no !! U don’t see White people sayin “wats up honky”. I hate that word. I always hated it!! Its black rappers fault if non blacks say the n word. Cos they say it too damn much and obviously other races are gonna pick it up and say it. The word should just be banned completely!!

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  6. Shride

    Hot track.

    But it helps that I never liked either Odd Future or Kreayshawn

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  7. DaDonRoman

    He Sounds Like T- Pain

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  8. KNUCK

    David Banner is real hip-hop. I happen to be from MS and I’m glad he’s using his platform to expose the frauds.

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  9. MR. FRANKIE

    this song is dope, the truth will shut u up ,ha

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  10. joey

    fuck odd future and Kreayshawn. nice track banner

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    Haters Stay Pressed Reply:

    @joey, Agreed!

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  11. yes sir

    he support black on black crime, reckless violence in his music. he is not asset to the community either.

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    ME Reply:

    @yes sir, That’s when he was a young new artist, as he matures his content is becoming wiser.

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    yes sir Reply:

    @ME, On his 2nd cd, he have a song about beating someone mother’s HEAD in with a baseball bat. I can’t support that. I have lost family to urban violence. I truly belief, David Banner is a decent person. Still, it’s not reflected in his music.

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  12. CITY

    DA BEAT IS SICK…BUT DAVID GOTTA REALIZE WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS FREEDOM OF RELIGION SO IF SUM1 WANTS TO DISS GOD THATS ON THEM…HOT SONG THO

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    BX Reply:

    @CITY, and we also have freedom of speech to state our feelings towards people who disagree with our views. keep up the great work david

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    ME Reply:

    @CITY, David didn’t chastise anyone for that. He simple gave his opinion.

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @CITY, how can odd future diss god when they dont believe in him.

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    CITY Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, I DIDNT SAY ANY NAMES DUMB ASS AND NEITHER DID DAVID…I SAID IF SUM1 WANTS TO DISS GOD THATS ON THEM…POINT BLANK

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    Fan of a fan Reply:

    @CITY, Stfu u stupid CUNT

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  13. Momotree

    This song is dope. It speaks the truth.
    Period.

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    isabella! Reply:

    @Momotree, exactly, im glad someone finally called out tyler and kreayshawn.

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  14. Jellybean485

    I can say that I’m not really into Kreayshawn, or Odd Future, nothing against them. I feel like the only person that knows himself is David Banner so I’m not gonna say anything negative about this song and his opinion, what I will say is as a viewer of entertainment, when he first came out it was about making songs, then to me I had seen a transformation with him as far as political issues go. I will never forget John Legend had made a comment about using your fame and the platform that you have to make a difference in your community or even the world, and in a way the coverage I’ve seen on David Banner, hes becoming more conscientious, and theres nothing wrong with that

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  15. volcom

    The beat is sick but David banner is terrible

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  16. Houstonishere

    KREAYSHAWN DON’T SAY THE N WORD….FUCKKK HOW MANY TIMES SHE HAVE TO SAY THAT. DAVID BANNER WHEN U 1ST CAME OUT..U DID ALL THIS SHIT. UMMMM U DID A SONG WITH LIL FLIP. YEA U WACK TOO!

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  17. Lisa

    He has a point. I don’t care whether this is good or not. ‘Swag’ has died a long time ago. Now people are just using that word for the hell of it… He’s speaking the truth. However, Kreayshawn does not use the n-word in her music, does she? That’s that girl, V-Nasty.

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  18. Nick

    but..kreayshawn doesn’t say the N word like forreal…go listen to her music

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @Nick, THATS WHAT IM SAYING !!!

    she even tweeted it 1000 times that she doesnt use that word… jheeezzzz….

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    CITY Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, IT DOESNT MATTER IF SHE IS USING IT…THE PROBLEM IS THAT SUMBODY AROUND HER THAT IS A WHITE BITCH…IS USING THE WORD…NOTE: WHITE PEOPLE JUST DONT SAY THE WORD OR ALLOW ANY OTHER WHITE PEOPLE TO SAY IT AROUND YOU SO IT DOESNT BECOME YOU THATS ASSOCIATED WITH IT…

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    Fan of a fan Reply:

    @CITY, I swore I just told u to shut the fuck up

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  19. Tango P.i

    David!!!!! ((mom’s voice)) LOL You think he didn’t know what he was doing… its about time someone took these morally empty “artist” down a level…

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  20. yooo

    i saw david banner live and it was by far the worst show ive ever seen. he had a live band for snap music? That sh*t dont work. Anyway Kreyshawn didnt say n*gga it was V nasty.

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  21. mikaju

    an attention-seeker, he is pissing the blood cuzz both kri & tyler are nominated for the best new act on VMAs, sorry david, you arent needed much, now go and rant stupidity, it ll make both artists famous but you will sink into osbcurity, truth hurts i know but lets get real though. #HUSH

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @mikaju,
    Oh Please, Kreay Whatever Her Name Is Just Got Lucky, After That Night They’ll Be Saying Kreay Who?
    The Same With Odd PAST, They Suck & Have No Real Flow. They Are Both Irrelevant.

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  22. Fan Of A Fan

    well i never really liked any of his songs… hearing this doesnt change my thoughts

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    CITY Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, SO Y DA FUCK IS U EVEN ON THIS THREAD ABOUT DAVID BANNER…MUTHAFUCKAZ LIKE YOU, THAT LIKE 2 WASTE THEY TIME SPREADING NEGATIVITY R WASTES IN THIS WORLD….GO OFF YUR FAMILY THEN YURSELF HOMIE

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @CITY, get off my dick bitch

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  23. ...

    Good for him. Kreayshawn and Odd Future are both gimmicky as hell and need to be brought down a peg or two. DB doesn’t have to dress like a hipster stereotype or use disgusting shock tactics to get his point across; he’s got a whole lot of talent, which is more than I can say for this new brand of “hip hop”.

    Plus, it doesn’t matter if Kreayshawn didn’t say the n word; her girl said it and she didn’t correct her, so she’s basically co-signing that foolishness. You are the company you keep and whatnot.

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  24. Mr

    @Conscious, you are wrong and so is everyone else in the comments. inform yourself before you try to defend anyone. kreayshawn said nigga on twitter and that is what started this whole thing. she said everyone from oakland uses it and that she is from the hood and she only uses it in freestyles. google it. the proof is there. her and her sister use it and its a fact.

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  25. Lioness

    Banner is dropping some serious knowledge that the younger African American community needs to hear….all the BS that hiphop is feeding them and the shit rappers are co-signing today is ridiculous. they cant separate TV land from Real World.

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  26. Dj10

    Real music…….

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  27. thelonelyboner//tumblr

    Beat is dope, however let them be. They may be new comers but they are rappers, give them props, they doing more than he is.

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  28. nuny

    Ppl use the word “swag” now a days, cause the way they dress. So im not surprised its being used alot. Cmon ppl.

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  29. Hector

    SWAGG SWAGG. SWAGG. SWAGG SWAGG SWAGG. SWAGG. SWAGG SWAGG SWAGG SWAGG.hahaha

    I like how every “Imm gonna save Hip-Hop” faggot on here says odd future is just shock value. Most of you fucks saw Tyler puke in Yonkers and started labeling him the next Marilyn Manson. Earl can out write David Banners weak ass any day. When has David Banner made Mos Def scream SWAGG like a little girl? The only people dissing on them are people trying to come up and people who lost it AKA David Banner. Oh and fuck Kreayshawn. I could care less about that broad.

    SWAGGSWAGGSWAGGSWAGGSWAGGSWAGG!!!!!!!!

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  30. ashley

    its funny how these rappers want to use kreayshawn as a scapegoat… she doesnt even use the word in her music… and even if she says it behind close doors.. so the hell what… the main consumer of rap is white kids.. and on 99.9 percent of rap songs the N word is getting used… u think these kids sitting in thier rooms skipping over the word? hell no.. btw david banner and fake protesters like him.. how about u help the african american community cause some of us need to look at our community first before we start being hypocritical to others.. ijs get the hell over it.. and do something more useful

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    da one Reply:

    @ashley, oh how cute your making statements with no actual proof i bet you win a lot of debates smart one ;)

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  31. fizzle

    ok the girl didn’t say it, so it’s ok for her to allow her friend to say it on her music?! On top of that i never believed in the word swag, it really poses no meaning especially when you look like every 3rd person you passed on the street today, but you “swagg” is so sick… ok!

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  32. Mitcholos

    I Concur With You Whole Heartedly David Banner- Fuck Those Odd Future Fellows And Their Misguided Senselessness

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  33. a

    Until everyone stops saying the N word, shut up about other copying rappers and using it. You can’t pick and choose who gets to use it. If black people say it, white people will say it too. That’s just the way the world works.

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  34. da one

    he never said kreyshawn u damn fools he never said a name the article said kreyshawn diss dumbasses -_-

    also kreyshawn said she never said the n word in her “music” you see how i put that -_- not in her “music” is it getting through your head

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    Haters Stay Pressed Reply:

    @da one, Thank you!!

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  35. da one

    a you sound stupid white people didn’t suffer for 400 years as well so they don’t get to say it jackass we are not 12 we don’t get to use the “Well why can daddy smoke but i cant” excuse -_- we are grown adults thats just the way the world works

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  36. TTCali831

    Kreayshawn does not use the N-Word. Everyone is so busy hopping on the ‘white girl dropping N-bomb!’ wagon they don’t even know who the hell they are talking about. Get your facts straight before you mob the internet with ungrounded gossip please. Oh, and until we (black people) stop sayin nigga the use of the word will continue to spread around the world (as it already has). What did all these millionaire black gangsta rap groups think was gonna happen when they effectively normalized the N-word on their platinum albums as a popular street word for future generations (I’m pretty sure they didn’t included a political correctness guide with album purchases). Why are people so surprised? Hello hip hop is probably the most powerful shaper of pop culture in modern history.

    But I will say that I think hip hop is really losing its integrity. Right now popular hip hop is all about hypnotic sound production (which I confess I like very much) and empty viral catch phrases and sensory-overloaded youtube videos. Welcome to Generation Y. Multidimensional soulfulness has been increasingly replaced by a nebulous hollowed out “swag” concept which no longer makes any *substantive* reference to its African-American cultural origins (read up on the history of ‘swagger’). This didn’t happen over night.

    Don’t hate V-Nasty, hate the social conditions that make phenomena like V-Nasty popular and appealing to today’s young rebellious audiences (which she is by the way, like it or not). *V-nasty is a symptom, she is not the problem.* Hating on her accomplishes nothing, dig deeper and attack the root of the problem, which is certainly something much bigger than 21-year old white girl hood from East Oakland. Also, respect regional cultural differences. The SF/East Bay area is not the deep south. Don’t expect people to orient themselves to the same norms when they have different histories and cultures to inform them. Let the Bay be the Bay.

    But don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone wreckless use of the N-word. Should V-Nasty say ‘nigga’ on public mass media platforms? NO. Do I care if she says it in the company of her friends and family? Hell no, why should I? For me personally, its not so much about her saying the word, its more about the *public* example she sets by being so publicly vocal about it–she is helping to further normalize a very stupid and pointless and historically violent word that does more harm than good, especially to African-Americans. That is what I have a problem with. Other than that I think V-Nasty is a decent rapper, and I support the music she is making along with Kreayshawn and WGM.

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  37. @HeOn_Lock

    She DOESN’t Say Nigga…Her SISTER DOES!!!

    She Can’t Tell Her Sister What To Do She’s Grown Shit!

    I’m Not One To Allow That Around Me But I Like Kreayshawn…She Said She Doesn’t Say That. Look Up LEGIT Interviews With Her, Not Lame, Made-Up Blogs!

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  38. chris

    bet most of u only seen that yonkers video before u made the decision on them. listen to the rest of their shit though, u would have to be fuckin deaf or dumb to believe that those dudes have no flow. theyre spittin harder then most of the clowns out right now. also I think tyler is the only athiest. white ppl cant say the n word, plain and simpls. david banner is wack and washed up. who the fuck is kreyshawn and why is she relevent? oooh wait shes not

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  39. Kev

    Somebody mentioned uncle Toms and such… my two cents is nobody needs to use the n word period. Black, white, purple, yellow, whatever. The word comes from a very negative place. I don’t care if it has a or er at the end it’s all the same to me. It looks silly when we say “Were they black or white?” FOH that’s ignorant in my humble opinion.

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    da one Reply:

    @Kev, i get what you saying but i can’t totally agree -_- i myself don’t say it but i can’t force it upon the next man because its his life

    if i start telling people how to speak then im just as bad as them jenova witnesses trying to convert random people on the streets

    and for anyone to tell a black person what word they should or should not use even martin said negro so would you walk up to him and say “Ay bruh chill that out”

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    da one Reply:

    @da one, edit button :( for jehova :(

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  40. pimpjuice

    u nigaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas is lame and im white

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    CITY Reply:

    @pimpjuice, LMAO…U R CLEARLY A PUSSY BCUZ TYPING IT AINT SHYT COMPARED 2 SAYING IT…ESPECIALLY TO A REAL NIGGA LIKE ME….BWAHAAHAAHAAA…I WUD WHOOP YO MUTHAFUCKN ASS…STUPID BITCH…I BET U WONT SAY IT 2 MY FACE OR ANY UTHA NIGGA I KNOW…LOL

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  41. Yo Gotti

    Kaint wait till next year when people say kreyshawn who never herd of it,

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  42. `Kaaaaay

    @pimpjuice, I swear this Is why I hate the internet, cause I swear MF’s be trying to get bold.

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  43. Dee

    I don’t care if she said it or someone else said it—-it’s still in the song so apparently she wasn’t considered about it or cared b/c it’s still in the song ; tyler’s career probably won’t last that long anyway

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  44. Carmen

    White ppl are not allowed to say the n word period. I don’t care how much they hear blacks using it amongst themselves. Do you know what that word come sout to as when they use it?

    Of course if a black person uses it, it doesn’t come out the same meaning. Whites used that word to abuse blacks. Blacks use of the word is obviously different.

    When whites use the n word it equals RACIST.

    Blacks cant be racist to themselves.

    Kreashawn is trash though. Seems like the labels just tried to find someone to go against Nicki Minaj and they picked some random white girl that can’t really rap but act weird.

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    CITY Reply:

    @Carmen, CO-SIGN!

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  45. KB

    I understand what D. Banner is coming from both of us are from Mississippi and if you live down here.. ha you’ll understand

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  46. Mals

    Imagine if Eminem used the n-word… His career would be over.

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  47. river

    Anyone who posted fuck Odd Future, listen to Earl. Then sit down and take as much time as you need to reflect on how much of a fuckwit you used to be.

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  48. Phoenix_Wright

    Banner you made a video for that song Play you are just as bad as these ppl you judge so sit yo ass down.

    As for as the thing about white ppl using the N-word that is a whole different discussion. No one can own a word. If yall want others to stop saying it then you should stop saying it too

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  49. Chris J

    YAWNNNNN!!

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  50. IKARYSS

    the people in odd future actually have talent if you listen to enough of their music. fuck white girl mob though

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  51. Celo

    ok first of all for all you dumb fucks it’s not a diss song he didn’t go directly at someone and try and talk bad about them stupid ass fucks and second of all it’s the fucking truth he is speaking so all you who can’t except that rather you like it or not your FAKE AS HELL!!!!

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  52. NaSh

    David banner is no artist & he’s probably jealous because he will never be young & talented as a real artist like Tyler, nor does David banner know what he’s talking about. Kreayshawn never even used the N word. You can’t tell anyone what to do either. If black ppl took the N word & made it into something new & its okay for black ppl to say it since its a positive meaning now, then WHY CANT white ppl say it either? David Banner hella uses the N word, so he’s hypocritical to preach that bullshit. Its the same thing as when females call each other bitches out of love, but if a guy calls a female a bitch, she will probably bust his lip & from what I remember, david banner also likes to use the words “bitch” & “hoe” a lot in his music, so that’s also hypocritical of him. I hope he knows he hurts a lot of women when he uses those words too, but I bet he wouldn’t stop either.

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  53. dave

    who the eff cares

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  55. stopmusic

    been a fan of david banner before swag or kreayshawn ever existed, but I lose a bit of respect for him making this diss song. it’s hypocritical of him to be preaching. the thing I noticed the most about the younger generation now is that all races are coming together in the music, and the only ones making a fuss about who says what word is us older folks. a lot of you are quick to cry out against whites being racist, but all the comments I’ve read on here is racism towards whites. look in the mirror guys, it’s you who is perpetuating racism by getting mad over nothing. it’s only negative for whites because you say it is, you are perpetuating the negativity because they go along with whatever you say. whites are the slaves now, they walk on egg shells around us because they are afraid of us, they go along with whatever we say or do. why dont we learn to be inclusive to all races like the younger generation is?

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