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Kelis Gets Called ‘Slave’ in UK Airport

Kelis, who was in the UK for Bestival 2011, wrote on Twitter today about experiencing racism while in at the airport there.  A man thought that she cut him in line and he called her a ‘slave and ‘disgusting Nigerian.’

She wrote:

Over 50 people said nothing. I mean literally nothing. Didn’t flinch. We all no I’m no saint, so I retaliated. Not the way I wanted to, or how that pig deserved.

But #1 my gorgeous baby boy was literally sitting on my hip and #2 I’m a believer. And we are better. Suposed to be anyway. It made me think. This person was aprox a 50 year old English man.

I didn’t say anything at the time of the riots in London for a lot of reasons. But I am in london all the time and today I’m gonna say that the racial issues in the uk are disgusting. Decades behind progression because everything is swept under the rug. People don’t talk about it. People don’t fight about it.

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My girl Marilyn put me on to this story and we were talking about how sad it is that something this so ridiculously blatantly racist can go down without anyone batting an eye.  Although I’ve heard horrible things about the racism going down in the UK and Europe overall.  I’m glad that she land baste this dude but I can’t say I would have been the better person.

Thanks Marilyn!

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