"He didn't mess with me after that"
Korean American rapper Jessi has discussed a fight she had with a racist in the USA.
According to AllKpop Jessi has discussed a time when she once got in a fight with a racist in America.
Now based in South Korea, Jessi was born in New York and raised in New Jersey. She moved to South Korea at the age of 15.
On 31 October 31 the rapper appeared as a guest on MBC’s Radio Star. She revealed that there were very few Asians where she grew up in America.
“There were not many Asians in the town I lived in the United States,” Jessi said. “I was alone and this guy made fun of me for 4 years. It was racism.”
Jessi eventually decided to retaliate against the racist, who left her alone afterwards. “I held it back for 4 years then got into a fight,” she said. “He didn’t mess with me after that.”
The 29-year-old singer seems to be quite a tough cookie. Elsewhere in the interview, Jessie admitted to lashing back at malicious commenters on HyunA’s Instagram.
“HyunA is a really close friend of mine and someone cursed at her [in her Instagram comments],” Jessi said. “I wrote it on HyunA’s behalf. It’s not that I was protecting HyunA, but it was trash that just made no sense.”
“When I look at my social media, there aren’t many people who curse at me because if they do, I curse at them back. I find them and say, ‘Let’s fight.’ It doesn’t matter because they’re all just internet gangsters, hiding behind the Internet.”
“In the past, I got hurt, but if I get stressed about each and every [comment], I’ll just get older and hurt. So I’m going to curse back at you.”