Rapper Princess Nokia has revealed how she confronted a racist man who insulted her and others on the L-train on the New York subway.

The incident went viral across social media platforms on Tuesday after a video emerged of an angry man using the n-word and verbally assaulting other passengers. The New York rapper can be seen towards the end of the video throwing hot soup over the man as he tries to reenter the train, though it appears she was one of the first people on the train to confront him about his racist abuse before the footage begins.

In a series of tweets, Princess Nokia explains that the man “called a group of teenage boys ‘niggers’ on the train so I stood up and slapped him.” When she hit the man, she says he used the same insult against her. The video shows a group of people push and kick the man off the train at the next stop. Ending the tweets, she wrote: “I will do anything to defend the honor of my brothers and sisters #blacklivesmatter.” See them all below.

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Words by Daniel Pearson
Life Editor

Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.