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KARD's tour manager clarifies that J.seph and Jiwoo did not say the N word

By KpopJoA   Friday, May 5, 2017   99,561   5,581   0



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Kicking off their first overseas tour 'WILD KARD' in Vancouver, Canada on the night of May 3, coed-group KARD was accused by people on the internet of doing something they didn't do.

During the show, the members took the time to show off their individual talents when J.seph and Jiwoo took the stage for a collaborative performance.  The duo sang "B*tch Better Have My Money" by Rihanna and some people who saw fancam footage accused the two members of saying the 'N' word via social media as the lyrics contain, "Louis XIII, and it's all on me, n-word, you just bought a shot..."

SEE ALSO: Watch KARD's 'Hola Hola' selfie MV!

To clear things up, KARD's tour manager made an official statement via Instagram explaining the situation saying J.seph and Jiwoo did not say the 'N' word but said "HITTER/HITTA" instead and even posted a clip on Soundcloud for proof.

The manager wrote, 

"It seems like there is a lot of talk about Jiwoo & Jseph's part for their unit track. I'm their tour manager and I just want to clear up that they did not say the N word but it was actually HITTER/HITTA. Jiwoo sang live over an AR track with her also saying HITTER. It's so upsetting to read some of the comments online about the members when they didn't say such things. Please follow the link in my profile to hear the full track and please do share so that the others know that it wasn't what they thought. They worked so hard for this tour and were so excited so please help clear this up. Thank you always for all the love and support."

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Chrysantheneum Sunday, May 7, 2017

That's a creative switch

SmilingMoo Saturday, May 6, 2017

Oh god, here we go again

Aki06 Saturday, May 6, 2017

This remind me of the time 2NE1 - I'm the best play on amercian radio station people thought they were saying n words. It is actual Korean words for I am. Some people who listen to song they thinking that is cool. While other people don't anything about Korean and understand the language.

raytheonecb Saturday, May 6, 2017

NIGGER so what??

shawolinspirit1 Saturday, May 6, 2017

so, who are these netizens who claimed that kard actually used the N word ?? international fans right ??, if those are international fans and Rihana says the N word in her song , why is it okay for her and not for KARD, is it because Rihanna is black .  im really curious , not playing dumb

shawolinspirit1 Saturday, May 6, 2017

or maybe K fans who actually said this ?? lol

Lixxz shawolinspirit1 Saturday, May 6, 2017

Yes, that is precisely why Rihanna can and KARD can't. But it's a nonissue now, because they didnt say it so crazy antis have no real reason to complain :)

Fatimaaxo Saturday, May 6, 2017

making the biggest deal out of such a little thing. If you're hurt by people saying nigga then just isolate yourself from the world because everyone says it nowadays, blame the ones who popularized it.

kimhyunjoong334 Saturday, May 6, 2017 thought: asians should be able to say it technically they did go through slavery and it was white people using that word against blacks(?)

Rainsbaby kimhyunjoong334 Saturday, May 6, 2017


kimhyunjoong334 Rainsbaby Saturday, May 6, 2017

ppl are arguing they non blacks cant say it cuz they never experinced slavery or racisim and be cause it was a word used by slave owners(whites) to degrade black using that TECHNICALLY they should be able to say it..............thats all

QueenGG kimhyunjoong334 Saturday, May 6, 2017

white people also went through slavery so i guess they could say it 2...

ScarletRebel kimhyunjoong334 Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Actually, he or she is right. If we're going to be historically/politically correct, early White Americans also called their racially other colonies N*ggers, especially those close to the brown skin color like Filipinos. This is why several African-American soldiers at the time of the Philippine-American war defected and fought against their teams.. because they didn't like how their fellow soldiers were screaming for the (Filipino) N*ggers to die (There are shitload of academic books and articles on these events in history). Frankly, it bears just as a heavy weight of insult and of history for my fellow Filipinos to be not only dark but also a white man's burden of making "uncivilized" be "civilized". America colonized us for decades and called our ancestors the same for just as much; you don't see the common Filipino call each other N*ggers and people will definitely come for a Filipino that does even if the "logic" of acceptance for blacks to say the word applies (i.e. having context). Why? Cause we're Asians? I digress. Point is, the word should stop being used by everyone, especially by African-Americans if they think its so damn insulting (which it is and it shouldn't be used anymore). People also have to stop generalizing the word to JUST African-Americans because that's just insulting to other nations (especially those who are notably, racially other) America's equally terrorized for power pre-WWII.

kalniac Saturday, May 6, 2017

what's the "n-word"? wtf akp

Chocolatefudge kalniac Saturday, May 6, 2017

search at google you lazy ass

krell Chocolatefudge Saturday, May 6, 2017

(Joking) ... Also, WHY IS THERE AIR ??? ... Do *not* search for BILL COSBY though! ... ... =^= ... BILL COSBY: A 50-year chronicle of accusations and accomplishments --> ... http://www. latimes. com /entertainment/la-et-bill-cosby-timeline-htmlstory.html

Chocolatefudge krell Saturday, May 6, 2017

why your reply is always so long,Don't you have other things to do??

kalniac Chocolatefudge Sunday, May 7, 2017

fuck u

ana_martins Saturday, May 6, 2017

k-idols need to stop singing songs in english, especially the ones with black people singing on it since it seems that they proudly put that word on the lyrics but then they (and other people) make a fuss everytime a non-black people say it (bc it is on the song). and i thought that we are fighting for everyone having the same rights. this topic about the n-word i will never understand. i could understand if black people would not use it and didn´t wanted anyone saying it to them but with them saying and proudly putting the word on their song i refuse to try understand.

krell ana_martins Saturday, May 6, 2017

BLACK (Race) 'Street Slang' Songs = MORE TROUBLE THAN ITS WORTH !!!

Lixxz ana_martins Saturday, May 6, 2017

It depends on where you live, though. I completely understand why the history of the word isnt as meaningful to anyone who is not North American--I wouldnt call them insensitive or racist, etc., because i wouldnt expect them to get it. Anyone born and raised in the US or Canada should probably know better.

krell Lixxz Saturday, May 6, 2017

KARD Group member BM (Matthew) was born in LOS ANGELES, CAL, USA ... But also, he is ASIAN AMERICAN ... NO IDEA here what BM's understanding of USA CIVIL WAR history might be ... The reality is that a LOT of USA citizens have LITTLE understanding of USA history. Or even CARE to know it either.

atravista Saturday, May 6, 2017


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