Tom Hanks' son Chet Haze explains why he has used the N-word in the past

Maria Varela
Oct 22, 2018
10:18 A.M.
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Chet Haze admits it was "the ultimate lame thing" in reference to his use of the N-word in the past. The father of a half African-American girl also reveals what drove him to use the racial slur. 

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Tom Hanks’ son Chet Hanks aka Chet Haze is now addressing the issue of his use of the N-word in his music three years ago. In a recent podcast interview, the 28-year-old rapper admitted it was his bout with drugs and his desire for attention that led him there.

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Chet sat down with Van Lathan of “The Red Pill” and opened up about his troubled past which drove him to do things he now regrets.

“Number one, I was on a lot of drugs…I wanted to be, like, down, you know what I mean? I just felt like I wasn’t enough.”

In his desire to gain attention then, the rapper admitted he used the N-word several times in his music and in social media.

“Low-key, like subconsciously, looking back on it now I realize I was trolling. I thought, like, crazy antics and just wilding the [explicit language] out and doing some crazy [explicit language] was going to, like, spark my career.”

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At the time, Chet also defended himself by saying he was allowed to use the N-word because it was part of hip-hop culture. But now he agrees it was “the ultimate lame thing” to do.

“I did the ultimate cornball thing. And that s—t wasn’t cool.”

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GOODBYE MUSIC, HELLO ACTING

Chet has since dropped rap music and is now acting, a skill he inherited from his parents. His father is an award-winning actor and his mother, Rita Wilson is also an actress. Chet portrayed Blake in “Empire” last season and was Charlie on Showtime’s “Shameless” before that. He was also in “Fantastic Four,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” and “Project X”. He likewise had a role on “Larry Crowne,” a film directed by his father.

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FATHERHOOD

Apart from his career, Chet is busy tending to his half African-American daughter with Tiffany Miles. Michaiah was born in April 2016 and has since been gracing headlines with her adorable presence. The actor admitted she’s one of the main reasons he decided to turn his life around and get sober.

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THE WEDDING CRASHER

Meanwhile, Chet’s father seems to be busy crashing weddings lately. Tom surprised a couple in Central Park when he dropped by on their wedding day. The chance encounter was a pleasant surprise to the couple, Elizabeth and Ryan who posed for selfies with the legendary star. Their wedding photos have since hit over a million clicks. It’s safe to assume it will be a day the couple will never forget.

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