Neil Patrick Harris Blasts Report He Said The N-Word During The Tonys

Mon, June 10, 2013 11:23am EST by 8 Comments
Neil Patrick Harris N-Word
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Whoa! Neil is being accused of using the n-word during a musical number with Mike Tyson on the June 9 Tony Awards. However, the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star sets the record straight on Twitter!

Neil Patrick Harris went all out in his role as host of the Tony Awards, but he may have went a bit too far. In his opening performance, it sounded like Neil sang alongside Mike Tyson: “Is I his [n-word?].”

Neil Patrick Harris Says N-Word At Tonys? — Performance With Mike Tyson

During his eight-minute opening number, Neil sings:

“In tandem like we planned ‘em, forgive me if it’s random but Mike Tyson had a one man show let’s give the man a hand. And make things bigger, like bigger. I’m here with Iron Mike Tyson he’s a heavyweight yo. We’re going bigger is ‘Is I his [n-word?].”

Mike didn’t seem to notice the alleged use of the word as he smiled and kept on dancing.

Watch the video at the 3:15 mark and tell us what you hear. reached out to Neil’s rep for comment.

UPDATE: Neil tweeted on June 10, “Really, Daily Mail?!? The N-word? That’s your story?!? I would NEVER be so disrespectful and frankly, neither should you.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Neil Patrick Harris say the n-word?

WATCH: Tony Awards 2013 Opening Number – Neil Patrick Harris and Mike Tyson

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Posted at 4:35 PM on June 18, 2013  

I’ve played this 4 times. it definitely starts with an ‘n’.

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Lyndon Surjik

Posted at 9:54 PM on June 15, 2013  

He sang “This time it’s bigger!”

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Posted at 2:07 PM on June 12, 2013  

It’s interesting that the n word is absolutely forbidden these days, but it is quite O.K. to say the F word, which would have caused a sensation years ago. It is also O.K. to call someone a b–ch, apparently, or a mother-f…er (yuk!) Strange times we live in.

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Posted at 5:08 AM on June 11, 2013  

1. I doubt the writers of that song (NPH didn’t write it himself, did he?) would be so stupid to put this word into the song.

2. Even if they did, it would never get final approval.

3. NPH himself would never be so dumb to even ‘accidentally’ let the word slip.

4. They wouldn’t publically deny it, if he was actually on record saying it.

It is very difficult to understand the exact words, but to me it sounds like “The night just got bigger” or something like that, which fits well with the rest of the song.

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Posted at 12:02 PM on June 10, 2013  

Don’t think he would be that insensitive. He did not say it

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Posted at 12:01 PM on June 10, 2013  

like most Whites in califormia.

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Posted at 11:48 AM on June 10, 2013  

Leave thwe damn man alone!

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Posted at 6:35 PM on June 10, 2013  

Your staff must be bored. What happened was Michaels closed for the weekend?

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