Riley Cooper Wants To Fight “Every Nigger” At a Kenny Chesney Concert

Riley Cooper Nigger Kenny Chesney

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Riley Cooper may have some explaining to do, after this video surfaced of the Eagles wide receiver going a little too HAM at a recent Kenny Chesney concert and dropping an N-bomb of the “er” variety.

Cooper was spotted by a concert-goer using the racial slur in what looked similar to a ‘roid-enduced rage, mixed with a beer muscle chaser, as he screamed at the camera:

I will jump that fence and fight ever Nigger here! bro. (unclear if he was using “bro” the way black people do, more meaningful)

Although it is unclear what fence Cooper was trying to jump and who exactly he was referring to by using the term Nigger (all signs point to black people but some radical white people use the term to refer to other white people), Cooper was quick to issue a public apology via twitter:

I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, Jeffrey Lurie, and Howie roseman and to my teammates. I owe an apology to the fans and to this community. I am so ashamed, but there are no excuses. What I did. Was wrong and I will accept the consequences.

For Cooper the video couldn’t have dropped at a worse(r) time, as the Eagles have just begun training camp and teammates like Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and hell even Matt Barkley probably didn’t like that shit one bit.

But let’s really examine Cooper’s comments here, because technically it was an oxymoron if he was using “Nigger” as a racial slur towards black people, because how many black people do you think actually attend Kenny Chesney concerts?

Cooper’s comments would have held more water if it was at a Chief Keef concert in Chiraq or an E-40 concert in the Bay Area where the percentage of black people in attendance would be much higher and the likelihood that a black person would have been in range to hear the comment, because odds are they would have went ape-shit on Cooper’s ass like he was Chip.

Either way, Cooper should have known better than to be jaw-jacking at the camera, and his attempt to be a tough guy will create some irreconcilable differences between him and current and future teammates that are offended by his comments.

It is naive to think that Cooper isn’t representative of the bigger issue regarding when, where and how white people (or any other race that isn’t black) can use the N-Word without any repercussions, and when using the N-Word is racist.

The reality is that white people use terms “Nigger,” “Nigga,” “My Nig,” “My Neezy,” just as much, or even more than black people do, and usually when they aren’t even any black people around. The tone in which they use it will generally determine if they mean it as a term of endearment, or a racial slur (or some combination of the two)

White people, regardless of class and location, have long been infatuated with black culture, and over the past 20-30 years have embraced elements of said culture throughout their life — with the term “Nigga” and/or “Nigger” being a prime example.

White people love Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z, Kanye, The Wayans Family, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and tons of other musicians, comedians, actors and tastemakers that have made their careers off of using variations of the N-Word as a form of entertainment.

It’s easy to watch this video of Cooper and think, “THAT’S RACIST!!!” but I remember questioning the NBA actively using Jay-Z and Kanye’s smash hit “Niggas in Paris” in promos for various events and nobody really giving a shit.

Cooper did cross the line with his particular usage of  “Nigger,” but if you’re white and like Yeezy, I guarantee you’re singing all of the lyrics to “All of the Lights.”

[via CrossingBroad]


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  1. if he woulda gone with the soft “a” ending, instead of the hard “r” ending, would he still be in trouble?

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