Victoria's Secret models captured singing racist slur backstage in Twitter video

Victoria's Secret models captured singing racist slur backstage in Twitter video

After a drama filled fashion show, Victoria's Secret models likely thought they could breathe a sigh of relief until next year - well, not quite.

But it starts by showing model Karlie Kloss for a few seconds; it's unclear if she rapped in the video. Among the welcome surprises this time around was Cardi B, who was nominated for both best rap performance and best rap song for her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit, "Bodak Yellow". Not all models in the clip are rapping. The footage, although inconspicuous, was slammed after people heard many non-black models seemingly rapping the n-word along with the song's lyrics.

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Editor Jasmyn Lawson added, "Welp @VictoriasSecret plz fire all of them for saying the n-word all carefree".

People were upset with the group, especially - as writer Mikelle Street pointed out - none of the women featured in the video were black.

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The problem? In a room almost devoid of black models, you can hear them clearly singing the word "nigga" in Cardi B's line: "I don't wanna choose/And I'm quick, cut a nigga off, so don't get comfortable". "It's a song it ain't that deep", shared one Twitter user.

Victoria's Secret has not publicly commented on the video. "Black artists can say it in their songs", she tweeted. It proves the point author Ta-Nehisi Coates makes in his now-viral speech about white hip-hop fans and the n-word.

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