Brad Pitt's close friend Alia Shawkat said she is 'ashamed and embarrassed' after the video from 2016 saw her singing the lyrics of a Drake song in which the racial slur is used.
Alia has now issued an apology after an interview saw her use a line from Drake's 2013 hit 'We Made It' which featured Soulja Boy.
Alia, in her apology, admitted that she shouldn't have said it as its “never a word to be used by someone who is not black.”
The 31-year-old actress shared a multi-slide Instagram in which she laid out her thoughts and an apology amid Black Lives Matter protests on both sides of the Atlantic.
Alia wrote: "I am writing this to address a video of me quoting a song with the n-word in it as part of an interview 4 years ago.
"I am deeply sorry and take full responsibility. It was a careless moment, one I am ashamed and embarrassed by, but vow to learn from.
"I regret using a word that carries so much pain and history to black people, as it was never a word to be used by someone who is not black.”