This "Jeopardy!" contestant lost money because of how he pronounced the word "gangsta" and even Coolio chimed in on the subject!
Here's what went down...
Let Nick's mistake be a lesson to us all. In 2018, you gotta keep it gangsta at all times. Never Gangster #Jeopardy https://t.co/NMO7QsAfyI
Here's what "Jeopardy!" had to say about the ruling... "Although Nick’s response of “Gangster’s Paradise Lost” was initially accepted, the hard R sound caught the ear of one member of the onstage team, who immediately followed up with a quick check. It turns out that “gangsta” and “gangster” are both listed separately in the Oxford English Dictionary, each with its own unique definition. Nick changed not only the song’s title, but also its meaning – making his response unacceptable."
Today we learned that there's a huge difference between a "gangster" and a "gangsta." J!Buzz: https://t.co/VLdEDXNMNU
"TMZ" got in touch with Coolio and here's what he had to say about the situation...
Coolio wants white people to remember one rule of thumb when it comes to hip-hop -- the "E-R" will always get you in trouble ... as a "Jeopardy!" contestant learned the hard way. SUBSCRIBE: http://po.st/TMZSubscribe About TMZ: TMZ has consistently been credited for breaking the biggest stories dominating the entertainment news landscape and changed the way the public gets their news.