Nas caused a bit of an uproar after telling The New York Daily News he planned on calling his new album ‘Ni**er’. “That’s the name right now,” he said, spelling it out in case he wasn’t misheard. I don’t care about sales,” he explained. “Well, tonight I don’t. I never was a big sales dude, so it never really mattered.” Rev. Al Sharpton complained, “I’m astonished by the psychological gymnastics some people perform to make that self-denigrating word acceptable.” But Def Jam spokesman Jana Fleishman spoke with the rapper and relayed that he was “being facetious.”
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