Chet Hanks apologizes for using the N-word, opens up about selling cocaine, smoking crack

Chet Hanks, the son of Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, has come forward to apologize for pushing for his right to use the N-word.

The young rapper admitted that he was wrong and blamed the misguided push for the N-word on the pressure of being Tom Hanks’ son as well as drug-related problems.

“I know a lot of y’all understood the point I was trying to make, but the truth is it’s not my place to speak on it and I’m genuinely sorry for the people that I offended,” he said.

He went on to say that he’s recently completed a stint in rehab for a cocaine addiction that got so severe that his nose was clogged. He blamed, among other things, the problems associated with being the son of a celebrity for his drug problems but admitted that his position on the N-word, while drug-induced, was still incorrect.

Hanks, 25, also confessed to selling cocaine and smoking crack prior to entering rehab.

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In June, Hanks, an aspiring rapper, made headlines after posting several Instagram videos defending his right to use the N-word.

“If I say the word nigga I say it amongst people I love and who love me, Chet wrote. “If I say “f*** yall hatin a** ni***” it’s because that’s really how I felt at the time.”

 

 

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