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

Mon, June 10, 2013 11:23am EDT 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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