Producer Mano Tells the Story of Katy Perry Calling Him the N-Word
Katy Perry received heavy criticism this past weekend when she made a ill-fated joke comparing her change in hair color to President Barack Obama leaving office.
"Aw, someone says, 'I miss your old black hair.' Aw, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well?" she said. "Okay, times change. Bye."
The tone deaf joke provoked Mano, one of the producers behind The Weeknd's "The Hills," to revisit a story he once told about Perry calling him the n-word. Mano originally tweeted about the incident in 2013 and referenced it again in 2015. Mano went into much greater detail in his latest telling of the story, which revealed that HXLT, Plain Pat and Virgil Abloh were also witnesses to the "Bon Appetit" singer's indiscretion.
"Y'all really are fuckin delusional," he wrote. "i was in paris in a club with hxlt, ibn, plan pat and virgil was dj'n. katey was dance'n on my cuz hxlt. this was the day b4 ye fashion show. while she was juke'n my cuz she started calling us her 'niggas' and we asked her 2 stop a few times. she couldn't understand why and we had 2 explain 2 her that it wasn't endering and it was really offensive. y'all can think w/e silly shit u want but u not me and u wasn't there."
Mano also said he didn't have an ax to grind with Perry. The producer was simply frustrated that it took so long for people to see her for who she really is.
"Seriously i have no personal vendetta with her, why would i make that up," he continued. "i tweeted it in 2013. whats more amazing is. i tweeted that shit in 2013 & y'all aint say'n shit about it until u catch the person red handed? who the bigger fool. no 1 cared that my feelings were hurt as a person. a famous caucasian person thought it was ok 2 say that word 2 me 2 relate with me. instead of thinking i am a liar why wouldn't u empathize with me and think man she hurt that guys feelings by acting privileged."
Read all of Mano's tweets about Perry below.