Dappy Causes Twitter S**t-Storm After Dropping The N-Bomb
Former member of N-Dubz, Dappy, has stirred up a Twitter s**t-storm after he claimed – in a since-deleted tweet – he was part of the fight to reclaim the word ‘nigga’.
Costadinos Contostavlos – Dappy’s real name – comes from Camden Town, north London and is of Greek-Cypriot descent – maybe not top of the list to be leading the fight against black-racist terms you may think. However, his new album, Eros Apollo, released on Christmas Day, is positively littered with the derogatory word.
Taking to Twitter and using the hashtag #FallBack, he argued the word has grown beyond any racial associations but unfortunately for Dappy, his words didn’t quite strike the chord he intended and prompted a classic Twitter ‘blacklash’, with users accusing him of trying to reassign his heritage, using ‘we’ and ‘our’ to group his way into being black – the Rachel Dolezal comparisons came thick and fast.
According to the Independent, in a another tweet that has now been deleted he wrote:
Some people did come out in support of Dappy, and he was quick to re-tweet their messages:
In the end, the Twitter storm seemed too much so he switched to Instagram to make his apology: