Legendary Radio host Don Imus Calls Rutger Women Basketball Team:"NAPPY HEADED HOES"

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 04-06-2007, 03:06 PM         #1
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Legendary Radio host Don Imus Calls Rutger Women Basketball Team:"NAPPY HEADED HOES"
 

 
Christopher Cornell - All Headline News Sports Reporter

West Palm Beach, FL (AHN) - Don Imus is used to being a polarizing figure for his listeners, but he took it to another level during his Thursday morning show.

The opinionated talk show host used some insensitive and harsh language during the broadcast of his Imus in the Morning show on WFAN radio show, which is also simulcast on MSNBC, when describing the Rutgers women's basketball team.

In reference to Rutgers, which finished runner-up to Tennessee in the NCAA Women's basketball tournament, Imus used both racist and s3xist language to describe the team that is primarily composed of African-American women.

When discussing Tuesday's championship game, the talk turned to the tattoos that many of the players had. A person identified as "Imus in the Morning" executive producer Bernard McGuirk exclaimed off-camera "those 'are some hard core hos."

In response, rather than chastising McGuirk for the remark, Imus agreed, saying, "That's some nappy-headed hos there. I'm gonna tell you that now, man, that's some -- woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, so, like -- kinda like -- I don't know."

Here's the full transcript of the offensive exchange, courtesy of Media Matters:

DON IMUS: So, I watched the basketball game last night between -- a little bit of Rutgers and Tennessee, the women's final.

SID ROSENBERG: Yeah, Tennessee won last night -- seventh championship for [Tennessee coach] Pat Summitt, I-Man. They beat Rutgers by 13 points.

IMUS: That's some rough girls from Rutgers. Man, they got tattoos and --

BERNARD McGUIRK: Some hard-core hos.

IMUS: That's some nappy-headed hos there. I'm gonna tell you that now, man, that's some -- woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, so, like -- kinda like -- I don't know.

McGUIRK: A Spike Lee thing.

IMUS: Yeah.

McGUIRK: The Jigaboos vs. the Wannabes -- that movie that he had.

IMUS: Yeah, it was a tough --

CHARLES McCORD: Do The Right Thing.

McGUIRK: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

IMUS: I don't know if I'd have wanted to beat Rutgers or not, but they did, right?

ROSENBERG: It was a tough watch. The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the Toronto Raptors.

MSNBC issued a statement regarding Imus saying, "While simulcast by MSNBC, 'Imus in the Morning' is not a production of the cable network and is produced by WFAN Radio. As Imus makes clear every day, his views are not those of MSNBC. We regret that his remarks were aired on MSNBC and apologize for these offensive comments."

Rutgers surprisingly advanced to the championship game after knocking off No. 1 Duke in the Sweet 16, No. 3 Arizona State in the Elite Eight and No. 3 LSU in the Final Four before succumbing to Tennessee in the championship, 59-46.

Imus issued a statement on Friday to apologize for his remarks.

"I want to take a moment to apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning regading the Rutger's women's basketball team, which lost to Tennessee in the NCAA championship game on Tuesday," the statement read. "It was completely inappropriate and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry."


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87 comments for "Legendary Radio host Don Imus Calls Rutger Women Basketball Team:"NAPPY HEADED HOES""

 11 years ago '06        #2
psq86 1 heat pts
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 11 years ago '05        #3
kapiku21 22 heat pts22
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wow.....wow
 11 years ago '04        #4
Young_Deezy 
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Thats F Up But Lol They Did Look Like That
 11 years ago '04        #5
MiamiDade 55 heat pts55
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Lmao...
 04-06-2007, 05:02 PM         #6
mitemouse  OP
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who watches womens basketball?
 04-06-2007, 05:18 PM         #7
Nutsymptom  OP
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that sh*t is whack, no idea why he would think it'd be cool to say that...i dont like Imus at all, he's pompous a**hole.

and wtf is with comparing them to the raptors???
 11 years ago '04        #8
shortz 42 heat pts42
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u knoe damn well we all would say the same sh*t just not on the radio....we say that sh*t everyday....man look at that nappy headed hoe man that bi*ch look like a guy n etc
 04-06-2007, 05:21 PM         #9
StreetExclusive  OP
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If he was black, would people still be offended, I wonder????
I dont think it had anything to do with them being black as much as them looking like men...
This, from people who want freedom of speech...


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 11 years ago '06        #10
psq86 1 heat pts
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 StreetExclusive said:
If he was black, would people still be offended, I wonder????
Of course not but, you know the rules and so does he.
 11 years ago '04        #11
DJ Maximum|M 51 heat pts51
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U Still Dont Call Them A Ho

On Air
 11 years ago '04        #12
dsoul 
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i thought it was funny


but u just dont say that sh*t
 11 years ago '05        #13
blazerock 9 heat pts
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lol thats fu*ked up. I mean its pathetic he said it... but really how many of yall bust out sh*t like that.

And besides that who DOES watch women's basketball...
*snore*
 11 years ago '06        #14
ALPHABETBOY 
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They Should Fire That Nappy Headed Nicca
 04-06-2007, 07:15 PM         #15
bdboy04  OP
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i respect woman basketball i dont watch much of it but i respect it dude wrong to say that he plain wrong yeah he white if he was black he would still be wrong u dont be ignorant like that even on radio nappy headed hoes come on man have some morals and ethics dude u on radio

DOWN WITH IMUS
 11 years ago '04        #16
B-Y-D 
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Imagine what he says off air.
 11 years ago '04        #17
gutta561 
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so what if we say that with our friends all the time, but i am not going to go on aire say that because I know I would be in the wrong.
 11 years ago '05        #18
rippac4 
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u know what this is ridiculous I was watching ESPN & they had a brief say about this but when Tim Hardaway made comments about gays it was on there all day, Outside the Lines but it's like this is okay to say this dude should be fired, damn an apology this dude called them black hoes, even though these are college women, sh*t is not funny when the guys in basketball made Jew jokes he was let go & talked about on ESPN constantly this is ridiculous
 04-07-2007, 07:18 AM         #19
inequívoco alto  OP
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 B-Y-D said:
Imagine what he says off air.
Wow. Who knows??
 11 years ago '04        #20
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Wow, just plain wrong. I feel sorry for the girls on the Rutgers basketball team that had to hear this. What is this world coming to. Ignorant people on here trying to put a black/white perspective on this when it so obvious that color has nothing to do with it. What he said was wrong for ANYONE to say. Goodness.... Ignorant mutherfu*kers.
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