“It turns out that ‘gangsta’ and ‘gangster’ are both listed separately in the Oxford English Dictionary, each with its own unique definition. Nick changed not only the song’s title, but also its meaning – making his response unacceptable.”Spicher offered his own thoughts when he penned an extensive Twitter essay about his experience on the show.
Coolio spoke to TMZ about all of this, and he said he would’ve let Spicher’s answer slide, even if there was something to be said about the difference in linguistic inflection. Watch above, via NBC and TMZ. [Image via screengrab] — —
My first thought was, “Didn’t I say ‘gangsta’?” and I kind of wanted to hear the tape. But I assume they listened to it quite enough to definitively determine it. — Nick Spicher (@nickspicher) January 2, 2018