Princess Nokia is exiling racists from her kingdom, one hot cup of soup at a time.
On Wednesday, the Bronx-based rapper outed herself as the woman who threw hot soup at a man spewing racial slurs on the L train. In the now viral video, Princess Nokia—real name: Destiny Frasqueri—can be heard shouting "get the fuck out!" at the man, as he chants the n-word and dares straphangers to confront him.
Princess Nokia did just that, then recounted the experience on Twitter:
this bigot called a group of teenage boys "niggers" on the train so I stood up and slapped him and everybody on the train backed me up. When I slapped him he called me a nigger, and when I did all my brothers on the train came to my side and held my hand and comforted me. although painful and humiliating we stood together and kicked this disgusting racist off the train so we could ride in peace away from him.
And yes I threw hot soup in this mans face and kicked him off off the train, and kicked in the face. Any other racists wanna try us again?
The important matter is: I will do anything to defend the honor of my brothers and sisters #blacklivesmatter. I witness blatant racism in public constanly, and it is heartbreaking to witness such hatred and bigotry go Un defended. It take alot of risks trying to stand up to racist & bigots. Putting yourself in potential danger is scary ASF, esp as a young women. But I be damned if i let some drunk bigot call a group of young teenage boys racist names and allow him to get away with it.
Following Saturday's incident, Princess Nokia and some of the other riders reportedly shared a moment. "After Bedford, the woman [who first called him out] kind of broke down," witness Joshua R. Pyne told us. "She and the larger gentlemen in black embraced and there was a good sense that social justice had been served."
In response to Princess Nokia's tweets, several people have also voiced their support for New Yorkers fighting back against white supremacy.
I ❤️ you and I ❤️ NY. ✊🏾
— Kimya Dawson (@mrskimyadawson) October 11, 2017
This empowered me. Black women + woc physically fighting against the violence of white supremacy and patriarchy is COMPLETELY called for https://t.co/DXIvSsHrBl
— world princess 🦋 (@artangeI) October 11, 2017
On Tuesday, Paul Lawson shared a series of since-deleted Facebook posts identifying himself as the man in the video, and admitting to being a "race-baiter in this context." He added that he was "not that sorry" about his behavior, because he "enjoys getting a rise out of people." According to video shared with us yesterday, Lawson has a history of disparaging black people on the subway, and getting beat up for it.
— Joey Mimosa (@JoeyMimosa) May 26, 2017
Witnesses say a police officer was on the scene at Bedford Avenue during Saturday's incident. A spokesperson with the NYPD said there were no records of anyone who matched Lawson's description being arrested at the station.