Part two of the Love & Hip Hop Miami reunion caused quite a stir on Twitter last night – particularly when Veronica Vega defended her use of the N-word by claiming she considers herself to be black.
Trina, who’d initially caught some heat for collaborating with Vega, said the word is pervasive in hip-hop culture and that since Vega is from the very culturally diverse area of Hialeah, she can understand her perspective. The good folks on Twitter, however, were less understanding. The majority of fans live tweeting through the night did not see it for Vega or her claiming of the highly polarizing word.
— 2/2 (@killaaaak_) March 20, 2018
— arius kemada ♡ (@AyeReeUs) March 20, 2018
LMAOOO, did Veronica Vega say she identifies as a Black woman? I HATE A GOOFY ESPECIALLY
— sharine 'sorrel sweetie' taylor (@shharine) March 20, 2018
Vega has addressed this use of the word once before. In a January interview with Bossip, the singer said she caught some heat for rapping the n-word word in her song “Pay Me.”
“I’m from Miami and in the community I grew up in we used the word as a form of endearment and most times to refer to a male. I was introduced to it when I learned English in school by my peers… It’s a word that is very much a part of our culture.”
Vega has yet to respond to the backlash stemming from the reunion, and based on our recent interview with her she likely wont. “I ain’t going to argue with people who spend all day online anyway,” she tells VH1 exclusively. “I just can’t imagine sitting somewhere and going on somebody’s page and talking about them when I don’t even know anything about them.”