Musician Maraza has shared racism experience, he said the incident happened when he played video game online on the PlayStation UK Network with a group of British gamers.
The musician shared screenshots of conversations he had offline with two of the gamers who apologised for the slurs.
In one of the conversations, the gamer tells Maraza: “I wasn’t being racist to you, by the way, it was the other two.”
“It’s crazy how some people will be more upset that they’re ‘labelled’ a racist, than they are about their friends hurling racist insults in their presence,” Maraza wrote.
Maraza told the gamer about the abuse he allegedly received.
“One of your boys called me a c**t when I suggested a stray (sic). The other tried to insult me, and stopped short of calling me a n**ger. The other told him to stop being a p**sy and just say n**ger.”
“After that it was a free-for-all with some calling me dumb and Ebola infested, while others said I shouldn’t use up all my rights so soon because I didn’t have them 70 years ago, when my parents were still picking cotton,” he said, adding that he lost his cool and “threw a few yo-mamas”.
He told a follower that the anonymity of the platform makes many feel safe to “express who they truly are”.