Rae Dawn Chong Says Calling Oprah the N-Word Was a “Compliment” – Video

Actress defends controversial interview, says it was taken out of context

Raw Dawn Chong, who starred opposite Oprah Winfrey in “The Color Purple” back in 1985, is so filled with resentment against her former co-star that she recently vented about her in a radio interview, as we also informed you hours ago.

Among the things she said of Oprah, Raw called her a fatty and a brown-noser, but also the N-word.

The video above is the actress’ explanation / non-apology for the controversy surrounding her comments.

Weirdly enough, she says she only called Oprah a “field N-word” as a compliment but, as you can see for yourself, she doesn’t explain how that was supposed to be flattering.

“In context, I was actually complimenting Oprah. Do I have issues with Oprah? Yes. Am I perfect? No. Do I take back everything I said? No. Am I in pain that it's caused pain to me, to her? Yes,” she says.

She also insists that her comments were taken out of context.

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