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.
HollywoodLife.com 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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