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Monday, March 20, 2006

Nigga, please


Fat Nick

Denis Hamill wrote this comical story in the Daily News

News exclusive: Fat Nick denies racism led to 2005 clash

Me & my black friends, 'We called each other 'n---a' all the time'


Nicholas (Fat Nick) Minucci is gonna throw down with a hip-hop defense when he goes to trial next month on his hate crime assault charge stemming from a baseball bat attack in Howard Beach, Queens, last June 29.

Wearing a bright orange jumpsuit and white sneakers in a beige cinder-block visitor's room in the Eugene J. Grogan Correctional Facility in Rockland County, Minucci declared Saturday he was "looking forward to going to trial because I'm gonna prove everybody wrong. I'm no racist. This was no hate crime."

So what's his defense?

"After the three African-Americans tried to rob me, I tracked them down with two friends," Minucci said. "And when I approached them I said to the main guy, Glenn Moore, 'What up, n---a?' I didn't say 'n---er' with an 'er.' But 'n---a' with an 'a' at the end.

"There's a very big difference in the hip-hop world that I come from between 'n---a,' which is a greeting and 'n---er,' which is racist. 'What up, n---a?' is like saying, 'What's up, pal?'"

.........................

But Minucci said he lives in nearby racially mixed Lindenwood and was born and raised in the predominantly black inner city of East New York, Brooklyn.

"I went to Junior High School 226, where I was the only Italian in a school of 2,000 mostly African-American kids," Minucci said. "All of my friends, 10 or 15 of them, were black. All of them. We hung out. We played ball. We goofed. A lot of us went to John Adams High together. And we always called each other 'n---a' all the time."

The night of the incident, Minucci said, he drove his cousin's $60,000 Cadillac Escalade through Howard Beach, wearing a $6,000 Rolex he said he bought with money left to him by his late grandmother, and a $4,000 gold chain given to him by his grandfather.

"Yeah, I wore my bling," he said. "And all the CDs in the car were hip hop - 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Biggie, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep. Every song, every track, on every album all you hear day and night is 'n---a this, n---a that.'"

In the rap industry bible, "Hip Hoptionary: The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology" by Alonzo Westbrook, the hip-hop slang word "n---a" has four definitions: 1) Black person in a derogatory or oppressive sense; 2) lazy person; 3) a term of familiar address to people of all races; 4) term used loosely in conversation among some Blacks in a nonthreatening way as a reference to one another.

No. 3 could certainly raise reasonable doubt in the minds of a jury.

If a dozen grandmothers raised on Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole are selected for the jury, he's toast.

But if he gets a jury of his peers, which includes young blacks, Hispanics and white hip-hop fans, the prosecution's entire hate-crime element of this case might hang on the first letter of the alphabet, used as a suffix.


Is he fucking kidding?

First of all, a jury of blacks and Latinos would put that quickly to rest. I don't care how many of his friends he calls, none of them were with him during the assault. Second, the most likely jury to jail him would be a jury of 30 and 40 year old minorities.

But even if you believed this nonsense, the fact is that he beat the shit out of a Hindu store owner in the days after 9/11. . So he clearly has racial issues.

Only the gullible would fall for this. I don't care how many time Aaron McGruder uses nigga or nigger or motherfucker, that doesn't mean people accept it. Minucci knows his ass is going to jail, so he needs this bullshit defense.

posted by Steve @ 2:12:00 PM

2:12:00 PM

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