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Rae Dawn Chong to Oprah:

N-Word Attack Was

A COMPLIMENT

7/19/2013 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rae Dawn Chong says TMZ caused her a world of hurt by running only a portion of her tirade against Oprah Winfrey ... and her comments, including calling O a "field n**ger" were actually intended as a compliment.

RDC just released a video statement in which she does not apologize ... although she says she regrets using the N-word to describe her former "Color Purple" co-star.

As you know, Rae mused that Oprah wasn't fit to be a "house n**ger" but would be relegated to a "field n**ger" back in the day ...although Ray thinks "back in the day" is 60 years ago.

Frankly the video is hard to follow, Rae never explains how she intended the N-word to serve as a compliment.  

She also never explains how calling Oprah fat, ugly and a brown-noser is high praise.

Watch the video.

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ғυтυяεм ♀    

WTF kind of compliment is that??!! LOL

425 days ago
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mike53051    

Is she even relevant anymore?

425 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

Rae Dawn Chong has never been relevant.

425 days ago
4.

DogsRule    

Will everything happen to her now that happened to Paula Dean?????

425 days ago
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samson    

How did this become a story worthy of the exclusive red box for half a day? Who cares what a woman who starred in one movie with Oprah back in the 80's has to say about their friendship in 2013?

425 days ago
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Phil Mcl    

She did not lie when she said Oprah. Is fat and ugly.

425 days ago
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J    

Why do celebrities have the most warped sense of reality?

425 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

People say the stupidest things just to get some attention. Kind of sad and pathetic.

425 days ago
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eicarr     

Rae Dawn Chong starred in Comando. One of the best action movies and hot actresses ever!!!! I forgive whatever she said, especially about Oprah.

425 days ago
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Mr Wood    

Ohhh, let the back-peddling begin...LOL!!!

425 days ago
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CaliCakes702    

Well maybe it wasn't the best thing to say, but slaves that worked in the house were looked at as "better" than those who worked outside. Maybe that's a compliment to her.

425 days ago
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REALLY??!!    

Is ANYONE going to comment on the fact that she is using the "N" word like it's NO big deal???!!! According to Rae Dong Whatever...... Its a compliment it's a kind word. Drop away Paula Dean!!! Oh yeah, that's right..... Double Standard.

425 days ago
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shawn    

Why does anyone care what she thinks? She's not even relevant. Oprah has done a world of good. I'm sure she's not losing any sleep.

425 days ago
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Dom The Mover    

The problem exists because their are two worlds that exist simultaneously in America, the Urban World, and the Corporate/entertainment Industry. when the Urban world crosses into the other all hell breaks loose.
you see in the urban world they are so concerned about surviving, not so much being politically correct.

425 days ago
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tippy katz    

This psycho got what she wanted: lots of attention. "No, I LOVE Oprah! She's a fat, ugly brown-noser who would have been a field n#gger back in the day! Gotta respect that!" WTF. Back on your meds, please!

425 days ago
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