If you're a New Yorker (and even if you're not), there's a good chance you saw Gothamist's video of the Lima-A-Rita-drinking L train rider yelling racial slurs and then getting what he deserved, when fellow train riders kicked him off the train and one threw soup in his face.
Princess Nokia, the fresh face of hip hop and critical darling known for songs that celebrate a multicultural upbringing in New York City and honor the complexity of her communities, is now known for one more very important thing: heroically rebuking a racist man attempting to harass MTA passengers with a bevy of scathing words. "I'm going to put this on the news".
In the footage, Lawson is heard claiming he's a lawyer who studied at NYU. But right as our heroes are throwing the alleged NYU graduate bodily from the vehicle, a woman in a yellow dress and red kicks tossed soup on him. "Any other racists wanna try us again?" the 25-year-old Harlem artist tweeted.
"It takes a lot of risk, trying to stand up to racists and bigots".
In the cell phone video, Frasqueri, wearing an orange dress, can be seen hurling her soup at the out-of-control rider after the man was shoved out of the train doors and onto the platform by other straphangers. The rapper holds nothing back, and explains that the incident led to a strong showing of solidarity, as numerous passengers ultimately stood by her.
HuffPost has reached out to Princess Nokia and will update this story accordingly. She said she slapped the man after he called the group of teenage boys the racial slur.
While she admitted later on Twitter that the situation was "painful and humiliating", Nokia said she'd "be damned if I let some drunk bigot call a group of young teenage boys racist names and allow him to get away with it".