How do you define the term 'thug'?
Last week CNN's Don Lemon reported on the story of a toddler in Omaha who police said demonstrated the so-called "thug cycle".
Following the coverage of the 'thug cycle' video, Lemon posed the question "Is thug a racist term?"
OutFront received an overwhelming amount of response on social media, including a tweet from Rapper Slim Thug, which said, "F-you Don Lemon."
During the segment Lemon showed images of Slim's album covers and after the piece ran here on CNN, he appeared on a radio show where the hosts asked him how he defined the term "thug."
Slim Thug The Madd Hatta Morning Show:
Host: When you think thug, Slim Thug, give me what your defi-… I got the Tupac definition, his is just, you know, a person going through struggles, has gone through struggles and continue to live day-by-day. You know, you know, just trying to make it. When you think of a thug for you, Slim Thug, you think what?
Slim Thug: I think the same thing, man because, like, really, I’m a big ‘pac fan. I probably got thug off of him, you know, growing up listening to him. And that’s where I was, uh, introduced to that. That’s probably where my name came from. So, I feel the same way that he felt, coming from nothing to something.
OutFront: Rapper Slim Thug.