MSNBC Anchor Denies Using N-Word During Live Coverage On Kobe Bryant‘s Death: ‘I Unfortunately Stuttered’

Written by Kecia Gayle January 26, 2020
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MSNBC Anchor Denies Using N-Word During Live Coverage On Kobe Bryant‘s Death: ‘I Unfortunately Stuttered’

Millions of people around the country were tuned in to their local news stations as they tried to gather as much information on the tragic story on Kobe Bryant.

While watching MSNBC’s live coverage, some folks caught the moment reporter Alison Morris apparently slipped the N-word. Morris was talking about Bryant’s death when viewers believed they heard her say “n****rs” in a now-viral clip. 

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Almost immediately, fans of Kobe took to Twitter to demand the network to fire her. Rapper 50 Cent even shared a few words to Morris, telling her to “start working” on her “resume.” Despite that, Morris actually decided to release a statement and denied using the slur in a tweet Sunday evening.

“Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and the Lakers to say “Nakers,’” Morris tweeted.

She went on to say,

“Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused,” she continued. 

As we previously reported, the 41-year-old legend died with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna along with seven others this Sunday morning in a helicopter crash. Heavy fog is said to be the cause of the crash. However, that report by TMZ was not officially confirmed by law enforcement sources.

In the meantime, celebrities and fans have been sending prayers and condolences to the family as they deal with this very difficult loss.

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