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Sharpton: Griffin Dropped for Dropping N-Bomb

9/4/2007 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Eddie Griffin thought he'd shock the swells at a big Black Enterprise event over the weekend by littering his act with N-words, but the comic was the one who got the real jolt when the mag's owner gonged his routine, and tossed him off the stage!
Al Sharpton, Eddie Griffin
Rev. Al Sharpton tells TMZ that Griffin took the stage as the headliner and did his best Michael Richards impression, blistering the mostly African-American crowd with a barrage of N-bombs, and wailing, "Why are some black leaders telling us to stop using the N word?"


Griffin's mike was promptly cut, and Black Enterprise owner/publisher Earl Graves stomped on stage and proclaimed, "We ... will not allow our culture to go backwards ... We will pay Mr. Griffin all that we owe him but we will not allow him to finish the show if that's the way he's going to talk." Oh, snap!

The crowd gave Graves a standing ovation -- and Rev. Al, speaking the next day at the event, gave Graves props for his axing of Griffin. A rep for Griffin had no comment.


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anonymous    

Good, it's about time something was done about artist using the N word.

2550 days ago
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JennifeR    

Griffin got OWNED and rightly so. About time we blacks hold ourselves to the same standards we hold everyone else too!!

2550 days ago
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Magan    

It is about time. People will not have respect for us if we do not have it for ourselves!!!!

2550 days ago
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Bob    

BRAVO!!!

2550 days ago
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Mark    

And yet, it's OK to have NAACP, BET & The Congressional Black Caucus...

2550 days ago
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anonymous    

#4 is a racist, until things are equal then there will be a need for these organizations.

2550 days ago
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Get a Clue    

This is a disgrace! 1st Amendment! Free Speech!

2550 days ago
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JennifeR    

Number 4...what does this have to do with the N word?

2550 days ago
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Mark    

So, we can't have a dialog on how the organizations I named are racist themselves? And, things are equal imo

2550 days ago
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satisfied    

Congrats to the Black leaders who have the courage to confront this issue. It needs to be a continued fight for decency and equality. Equality means equal repsonsibility in this case and it is nice to see that the leaders in the black community are taking this seriously. Props to you --- a middle aged white guy.

2550 days ago
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nat    

Number 8, Ratbanger, is obviously an idiot, and a disgrace to white people everywhere. His internet priveliges should be taken away by his mother.

2550 days ago
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anonymous    

I can't believe how racist that guy is, just using the N word like it's nothing. You are what's wrong in God's beautiful world. You are a sick person and you need help.

2550 days ago
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Juci    

Well put #8. So true.

2550 days ago
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anonymous    

You are ignorant and neither do I you racist. You are not worth it, you will get yours in the end you piece of trash.

2550 days ago
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wayne    


Glad to see that he is being called out for the double standard

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