Watch This: Katy Perry Does ‘Ni–as in Paris’

She warned that her cover of the song would be "embarrassing."

Well, she knew all the words. The modified words, that is. Katy Perry replaced the n-word and other profanity with “ninjas” and “mofos” when she performed a cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni–as in Paris” over the weekend. The crowd didn’t exactly get into it, and Gawker’s Emma Carmichael says she “desecrated” the hit Watch the Throne song.

Check it out here and let us know if you agree with Perry’s own assessment that her performance was “embarrassing.”

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