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‘Floribama Shore’ star says she was called N-word by a cast member

'Somebody in the house was dropping the hard 'er.''


Tiffanie Drayton


Posted on Nov 23, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 10:15 pm CDT

Floribama Shore’s Candace Rice is calling out two of her fellow cast members for using the N-word both in and outside of the house.

“Okay so here’s the thang, the editing isn’t in my benefit with this one cause there was an issue both summers some of the non black people in the house using the N word, I said NO ONE need to use it IN THE HOUSE! Idc who use it outside the house, but Kirk and I set a standard,” Rice tweeted on Thursday.

The MTV reality show is a Jersey Shore successor, taped in a house on Panama City Beach, which stretches from Florida to the Alabama state line. The cast members hail from all across the country.

In a video posted to social media, Rice gave details about her white housemates’ use of the word and alleges one even hurled the racial slur directly at her.

“Somebody in the house was dropping the hard ‘er,’ as in calling and addressing us as [N-word],” Rice says in the video. “I’ve had a person in the house use the N-word with me.”

She expressed hurt and disappointment over being called the derogatory term but refused to reveal the name of the person who used it, claiming that she didn’t want to operate in a “messy” way.

“I operate in love because that’s what God teaches,” she says. “If that person wants to come out and admit to using the N-word, that’s on them.”

Rice argues that no one in the house, white or black, should use the N-word, and the conversation has been a hot-button issue during previous seasons of the show.


The show’s fans were quick to speculate on which cast member used the expletive. Many suspect Rice was referring to Panama City Beach native Kortni Gilson.

“She’s definitely talking about Kortni. She deserves better,” one user wrote.


Others are calling on MTV to address Candace’s allegations and replace the cast members who may have used the word.

“So is @MTV, @FloribamaShore,@sallyannsalsano ever going to address this? I’ve seen this come up a few times, and a cast member’s old tweets using the word have surfaced. It’s unfair to have Black cast members have to explain themselves or be surrounded by racists,” Twitter user @MissLeandra questioned, while tagging MTV; the show’s Twitter account; and SallyAnn Salsano, a producer of the show.



H/T Pop Crave

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*First Published: Nov 23, 2019, 10:25 am CST