Lawson deleted his Facebook comments after trying to explain himself
12 October, 2017, 16:05
A widely-shared video has been revealed, showing a man shouting racist slurs on a New York City subway train, before an altercation with an up-and-coming rapper.
A drunk man got hot soup thrown at his face after he said the N-word on a train. "Everybody's going to know what a bigot you are". "I'm a lawyer. I went to NYU Law".
As the doors open, passengers force the man off the train.
Princess Nokia's voice can be heard addressing Lawson, until about the 1:45 mark in the video where she appears on camera as she douses Lawson with a cup full of soup, then physically kicks him out of the train at the Bedford Avenue stop while he continues to taunt her and the rest of the auto.
The apparently intoxicated, Lime-A-Rita holding man, then directed the racial slur at Princess Nokia, at which time she said other men on the train held her hand and comforted her.
After the incident, Lawson, in a now-deleted Facebook post, ranted that he was the victim of a "liberal mob".
It was a "painful and humiliating" experience, but the Harlem rapper said that she "will do anything to defend the honor of my brothers and sisters".
Since talking about the incident online, Frasqueri has received support from long-time fans and others who applauded her action against bigotry. He later said he is seeking help after that "unfortunate video". According to the Gothamist, "he added that he was "not that sorry" about his behavior, because he 'enjoys getting a rise out of people'".
The enraged man appeared drunk as he held a can of what is believed to be a pre-mixed margarita and lime, when he heckled others riding the NY train from Brooklyn.
"The black guy is like, 'You're yelling racist and hateful things at people, we don't do that in NY, that's just not what's going to happen, '" Fuller told Gothamist.
Princess Nokia performs onstage during day 2 of FYF Fest 2017 at Exposition Park on July 22, 2017 in Los Angeles.