According to the New York Post, poet Maya Angelou is upset with rapper Common for using the “n-word” on his track “The Dreamer;” a song on which Ms. Angelou is a featured guest.
Dr. Angelou contributes an original poem to the track, reciting, “From Africa they lay in the bilge of slave ships / And stood half naked on auction blocks /. . . and still they dreamed.”
Meanwhile, Common’s lyrics include lines like “Niggas with no heart / I’m the pacemaker.”
Angelou had no idea such lyrics would be featured on the track.