Ugh, as if commutes on New York subways aren’t already the worst. Earlier this week passengers riding the L-Train endured a long rant from a man drunk off a Lime-A-Rita. The man’s bombast was packed with various offensive expletives hurled at a group of Black teenage boys and included the use of the N-word.
Ultimately passengers on the train banded together to kick the man off. But just when the man in the video tries to get back on, soup-er hero in disguise Princess Nokia gave the man a shutdown he really needed.
If you didn’t already know, this is Princess Nokia.
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She’s an Afro-Puerto Rican, Harlem-based rapper whose real name is Destiny Frasqueri. She has a nearly 400K following on Instagram as well as numerous mixtapes including “Metallic Butterfly” and “1992 Deluxe.” She’s also the co-founder of the feminist collective Smart Girl Club. She has a history of not putting up with homophobia, racism or sexism and now, throwing liquid at offenders when she sees them.
Earlier this week, a video of a man shouting racial expletives hit the internet.
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And even though racists losing their minds in public seems to be thing of the moment on the internet, it’s STILL exhausting to watch. A group of NYC subway riders were so over it when a drunk maniac become increasingly belligerent on their commute. The footage shows the man yelling the N-word several times at the group of teenagers. At one point a woman calls the man a racist and responds that he is a “legal scholar.” Eventually the riders become so sick of the man that they push him off of the train, despite the fact that he still has his property on board.
Just when you think justice has been served though…
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The man gets back up again to yell at his fellow passengers to let him back on.
But by then Princess Nokia had enough, she walked over and… dumped her soup on him.
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While we don’t condone any kind of violent behavior, you can see how it all goes down at the 1:48 mark of the video. Our girl walks right up to him and let’s him have it. (Oh btw does Abuela know sopa can double as a meal and racist retardant?)
No one knew Princess Nokia was the woman in the video though.
And yes I threw hot soup in this mans face and kicked him off off the train , and kicked in the face.
Any other racists wanna try us again? https://t.co/T6BpDMENIj
— Princess Nokia (@princessnokia) October 11, 2017
It wasn’t until after the footage went viral that Princess Nokia took to twitter to talk about the experience. “This bigot called a group of teenage boys “niggers” on the train so I stood up and slapped him and everybody on the train backed me up,” she tweeted. “I be damned if I let some drunk bigot call a group of young teenage boys racist names and allow him to get away with it.”
It’s a shame Princess’s Nokia’s soup had to be lost on such a waste. Still, we’re happy to see fearless chicas like her have the guts stand up to even the most racist of men.