Rae Dawn Chong has issued a bizarre statement explaining her slam of Oprah Winfrey earlier this week, claiming it was all a compliment in context.
In what context calling someone a "biotch" and/or a "field n–ger" could be considered positive things, however, remains an open question for now.
Rae Dawn Chong defended herself on Facebook, though her explanation was as confusing at best, and issued a video statement as well. Watch:
"OMG I wake up to TMZ highlighting comments I made on a radio show out of context," she wrote as part of her two-pronged statement to TMZ.
"I swear I did not JUST say O was a field N and I was making a point about America during slave times … and I stand behind what I said but out of context it is bad."
"In context, I was actually complimenting Oprah," Chong insists. "Do I have issues with Oprah? Yes. Am I perfect? No. Do I take back everything I said? No."
"Am in pain that it’s caused pain to me, to her? Yes."
So she’s in pain that this became a thing, basically.
Long story short: Chong does NOT apologize, although she regrets using the N-word to describe her former co-star in The Color Purple … maybe.
According to Rae Dawn, O is so uggers that she wouldn’t have qualified as a "house n–ger" but rather would have been "field n–ger" back in the day.
In her explanation, she claims what she meant is Winfrey rose about all obstacles to get where she is, and should be praised … or something.
Throughout the confusing video, Rae never really elaborates on how "field n–ger" is a compliment … or how calling her a fat, brown-nosing kiss-ass.
Are we missing something? Or is RDC out of her mind? Here’s the original radio interview excerpt that she says was "taken out of context" below: