Lionel Richie slams Kanye West's 'N-word' use at BRIT Awards

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2015 17:42 IST

Music stars Lionel Richie and Liam Gallagher have severely criticised rapper Kanye West's performance at the recently held BRIT Awards.

Introduced by his wife Kim Kardashian, West, 37, debuted his new song All Day at London's O2 Arena on February 25.

After the show, Richie who presented British Single to Mark Ronson at the event slammed the hip-hop star for using N-word while Gallagher just didn't like the rap star's performance in general, reported Ace Showbiz.

"Am I fan of the N-word?" Not coming from the 1960s and '70s. Whereas the new world has embraced it. I don't think it's Ok for a black man to use the N-word. I don't like it - and I am a black man. I don't think it should be said and become normal... Kanye is giving us the generation shock value. How he carries on for the next 10 years, we will see," Richie told Daily Mirror.

Meanwhile, Gallagher reached out to the rapper through Twitter "@kanyewest... And you're a million miles away from College Dropout. That's artistry. LG x."

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