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Piers Morgan is making headlines this morning after blaming Kanye West for White people using the N-word.

While commenting on the controversial video of a sorority at the University of New Hampshire singing West’s “Gold Digger,” he tweeted: “Don’t get angry at white girls singing ‘Niggas’, blame Kanye West for putting it in his songs.”

In a lengthy article posted on the Daily Mail, Morgan also explained: “How can it possibly be racist to sing along to a song that was No1 in America for TEN WEEKS? And is the word ‘nigga’ racist anyway?”

Piers even drew reference to Kanye’s struggle with the use of the word, writing: “But even Kanye West has wrestled awkwardly with this defense. ‘If niggas is such a positive word,’ he said in 2012, ‘why do we feel so uncomfortable for white people to say it, even with a hall pass?”

He concluded, “But if rappers like Kanye West insist on using it, and writing songs with the word in either form, then it is absolutely predictable and understandable that their fans will sing the songs just as they hear them – regardless of the colour of their skin.”

Earlier this week, a video of Alpha Phi hit the web of the group rapping to the hit track at a party. The group came under fire mainly for shouting the lyrics, “she aint messing with no broke n*ggas.”

The visual became a hot topic after being published on the All Eyes on UNH FB page. “The girls sing the n-word without thinking of the implications,” the caption read. “This is a showcase of ignorance and that the Panhellenic Council should do better in combating racism. The first step is addressing willful ignorance.”

The University released a statement suggesting the group would not be disciplined and that “The students have apologized and will play an active role in working to improve our campus culture as we move forward.”

The statement added, “The university has a strong commitment to the First Amendment. We also have an obligation and a role to play in helping students understand how their words and actions might impact other members of our community and we will continue to work to ensure every member of our community feels respected.”

Do you agree with Piers? Or do you think the group should be punished for using the N-word from a number one radio hit?

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