Jhené Aiko wants you to know that while she is “mixed,” she’s no longer using the N-word in her music.
On Monday, a fan asked Jhené what she was “mixed with.”
“Whispers, cat hair, slauson asphalt and sand from venice beach,” she said in a since-deleted tweet.
She then went on to acknowledge her racial ambiguity.
“I am less black than someone half black, but also less white [than] someone half white… and asian is the least thing i am,” she continued. “So at this point, it’s whatever they want me to be.”
After Jhené’s comments found their way to The Shade Room, she hopped into the comments section on the post and explained her race even further.
“I have a japanese grandfather and a creole/dominican grandmother on my mothers side… and both of my fathers parents are black and white. my dna results came in 25% asian, 33% african and 34% european,” she said. “So that is what i was referencing in the tweet. also, those dna sites update and change from time to time so who actually knows. Ok now im done explaining, promise i am human and i see you all as family regardless of how u view me.”
But she wasn’t done. He had more to say, explaining that her racial ambiguity has contributed to her decision to stop using the N-word in her music.
“Actually wait! lol. i would like to say one more thing that hopefully simplifies this statement,” she said. “The discussion stemmed from the use of the n word in my music, in the past… and i let it be known i haven’t in a while and chose not to use it anymore moving forward out of respect and consideration to my ancestors and the individuals who feel uncomfortable when i say it.”
It’s her decision. We respect it.