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NYC rapper Princess Nokia says she threw the soup on the L-train racist

Princess Nokia, a.k.a Destiny Frasqueri, said she stood up against the bigot.
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Princess Nokia said that she was the one seen throwing soup on a L train rider who was shouting racist slurs. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Aaron Stathum

By now you’ve probably seen the video in which a man on an L train shouting racist slurs got owned with a cup of hot soup thrown on his face. But who was that straphanger that wouldn’t stand for his bigotry?

New York City rapper Princess Nokia.

Destiny Frasqueri, who goes by the stage name Princess Nokia, has taken credit for the move via Twitter.

“And yes I threw hot soup in this mans face and kicked him off off the train, and kicked in the face,” she tweeted. “Any other racists wanna try us again?”

Frasqueri is only briefly visible in the video, wearing an orange-patterned dress, as she lobs her soup on the man later identified as Paul Lawson. Before she doused him in her soup, she slapped him, she said.

“This bigot called a group of teenage boys ‘n------’ on the train so I stood up and slapped him and everybody on the train backed me up,” she said online. “When I slapped him he called me a n-----, and when I did all my brothers on the train came to my side and held my hand and comforted me.”

Frasqueri said that the situation was “painful and humiliating,” but that her and her fellow riders stood together “and kicked this disgusting racist off the train so we could ride in peace away from him.”

Since talking about the incident online, Frasqueri has received support from long-time fans and others who applauded her action against bigotry.

“This is why you’re dope. Ily,” one fan responded to her. “This made me so mad I wanna cry. Can't wait to feel your energy at Afro Punk, Destiny. You are such a hero, it goes beyond your music,” another said.

It wasn’t the first time Frasqueri stood up for herself or others. In February, she reportedly punched a man at Cambridge University for sexually harassing her during her performance.

Frasqueri said that it takes a lot of risks to stand up to racist and bigots.

“Putting yourself in potential danger is scary ASF, esp as a young women,” she tweeted. “But 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.”


 

 
 
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