Sticks and Stones: Rap Song Lands Victoria's Secret Angels in Hot Water

Sticks and Stones: Rap Song Lands Victoria's Secret Angels in Hot Water

A group of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show models have been slammed after a video emerged appearing to show several of the young women saying the N-word while singing along to rapper Cardi B's hit song 'Bodak Yellow'.

For anyone that's confused as to why it's offensive for white people to say the slur ― yes, even in a song lyric ― let Ta-Nehisi Coates break it down for you.

As writer Mikelle Street pointed out on Twitter, most of the models in the video are not black.

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".

His outrage is shared, and some people have called for the models to be fired.

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'Welp @victoriassecret plz (sic) fire all of them for saying the n-word all carefree'.

It's unclear which models actually said the word, as the video pans around the room, but the clip does start off by showing model Karlie Kloss before moving to others.

Another person agreed and tweeted: 'Oh! "Black people can use it as freely as they want".

Model Devon Windsor can also be seen dancing along and rapping, but she clearly keeps quiet when the lyric featuring the N-word pops up.

The backlash for this incident came just after the fashion show's producers were slammed for airing video of Chinese model Ming Xi falling on stage during her walk.

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