CHICAGO - Word out of the Windy City is that the former talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and Caribbean beauty singer Rihanna are feuding over the use of a certain word.
According to LaSabrosa Windwater, with Afro Sheen Magazine, Rihanna said that it is really no big deal that Southern cooking maven Paula Deen used the "N" word.
Rihanna said that when she was dating Chris Brown the two would use that word at least 43 times a day.
She said that to her the word is simply used as a friendly greeting.
Meanwhile Oprah responded to Ri-Ri's comment by saying, "Friendly greeting my gigantic ass!"
She caught herself and then changed it to "My gigantic caboose."
Winfrey said that she grew up in a time in the South when the dreaded "N" word was the worst thing that one could say to a black person.
She pointed out that back then black people wouldn't even use it to refer to other black people.
Oprah said that young kids today have no clue whatsoever how horrible hearing that word made their parents and grandparents feel.
Winfrey was asked if she had ever used the "N" word. She shook her head and said, "Honey child, I have never, ever used dat hate-filled word. And if I had I would have stuck myself in the corner for 12 hours or so."
Rihanna replied that Oprah needs to go see the movie Django Unchained where that word is uttered a total of 110 times.
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