Feb 10, 2012




Dr. Maya Angelou sat down with TheGrio website to discuss her upmcoming specials on BET. During the interview, the controversy surrounding her disappointed in rapper's Common use of the N-word in a song they collaborated on came up. It was during this discussion that Dr. Angelou dropped a powerful nugget of wisdom.

I know people say, 'I can use it [the N-word] because I don't mean any harm,' but the truth is, if you have poison and you bought it in a vile from the pharmacy and it has a little picture on it of skull and bones, you can take that content and pour it into Bavarian crystal, but it's still poison, it doesn't matter where it comes from.

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