CNBC Apologizes for N-Word Incident

Dec 18, 2013  •  Post A Comment

CNBC apologized after an on-air incident in which the cable channel televised the N-word. The apology came after CNBC teased a segment about Starbucks with a rap song that included the word, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

“The offending word played before the business channel cut to a commercial break, loud enough for viewers to hear,” the story notes.

CNBC anchor Kelly Evans apologized for airing the word, which was part of B2K’s “Fizzo Got Flow.”

“We accidentally aired a piece of music this hour during a tease with inappropriate lyrics," Evans said. "That obviously should not have been on the air and we deeply apologize for that and for any offense that it may have caused."

Here’s a short clip containing the music segment and the apology:

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