Gina Rodriguez is apologizing for a recent Instagram video in which she’s seen using the the n-word.
In the now-deleted clip, the “Jane The Virgin” actress, 35, filmed herself singing along to The Fugees’ 1996 tune “Ready Or Not”, including the controversial lyric, “Fronting n****s give me hee-bee-gee-bees.”
She later issued an apology on her Instagram story, telling anyone she had offended that she grew up listening to The Fugees and loved that song.
“I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry,” she said in a short clip. “I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to The Fugees… to a song I love and grew up on.”
She added, “I love Lauryn Hill. And I really am sorry if I offended you.”
Rodriguez then posted another apology, writing: “Whatever consequences I face for my actions, today none will be more hurtful than the personal remorse I feel. Watching my own video playing back at me, has shaken me to my core. It is humiliating that this has to be a public lesson but it is indeed a much deserved lesson.
“I feel so deeply protective and responsible to the community of colour but I have let this community down. I have some serious learning and growing to do and I am so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused.”
The latest antics from Rodriguez doesn’t surprise fans as many have called out her past behaviour: