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Kyra Phillips Apologizes for N-Word; Related: CNN Is Playing Coolio on the Air

coolioCNN_5-26.jpgCNN anchor Kyra Phillips had to apologize earlier today for some music containing the n-word that the network aired heading into a commercial.

Highlighting a piece about a 103-year-old Pennsylvania woman who’s still out driving her Coupe deVille, CNN used Coolio’s “Fantastic Voyage” for a bumper into the break. The lyrics in question can be found in the first verse (at 1:14):

Phillips’ apology came about 20 minutes later:

We aired some music a few minutes ago, and, obviously for those of you that heard it, it was the wrong music that aired. We apologize for that. It was a terrible mistake. And we’re working very hard to make up for it.

No word on if CNN was unable to clear the rights to Warren G and Nate Dogg’s “Regulate.”

(h/t RNR)

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