She publicly denounced his usage of the “N-word” on the track, ”The Dreamer.” She called it offensive and was disappointed that he used the word.
Angelou told The New York Post: “I had no idea that Common was using the piece we had done together on [a track] in which he also used the ‘N’ word numerous times.”
They have previously worked together and Angelou spoke highly of the rapper. In a past interview she said, “Common could be my son. A young son, but still. When I talked to him again, he was so present and that means a lot to me.”
Here is the clip of Angelou and Common:
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