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Paul McCartney defends Kanye using the 'N' word in 'All Day'

Sir Paul McCartney has defended Kanye West's use of the 'N' word in their track 'All Day'.

The pair worked together on the song in 2014, but it came under fire in some quarters for its language.

However, the Beatle told Radio 4's Mastertapes that West used the 'N' term in a different context.

McCartney said: "I get this track back, a thing called 'All Day' [and] he's taken my melody and he's made it seriously urban, which is funny because the lyrics use the N-word - a lot! 'How long have you been at the mall? All day, n-word'.

"It’s a great record, sonically it’s brilliant, but quite a few people said, 'You can’t be connected with this, there’s, like, 40 N-words!' People like Oprah, who are a little conservative about that stuff, she says, ‘You shouldn't do it, even black people shouldn't use that word'.

"I said, ‘Yeah, but it's Kanye!' And he's talking about an urban generation that uses that word in a completely different way. It's the context. So I was actually pleased with it."

McCartney also worked with West on the tracks 'Only One' and 'FourFiveSeconds'.

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