*Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is lashing out against comedienne Sarah Silverman for suggesting he used a racial slur to describe her humor.

Without naming names, Silverman told Playboy that the “onetime lead singer of a very popular band from the 1980s” approached her after a show and said, “You’re my favorite comedian – you have the best (n-word) jokes.”

Silverman added: “I’ll just say this: After that, I stopped believin’,” which the rocker took as a reference to the Journey hit “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Perry told Rolling Stone magazine, “I’m really shocked. She was so friendly and so nice. I don’t understand why she would go there, it’s so bizarre. I don’t use that word, are you kidding? That’s so derogatory.

“I walked up to her after the show and I said, ‘I can’t believe that somehow you seem to be getting away with all these slurs and the n-word, I just can’t believe how you’re doing this,’ and I looked at my friend and I said, ‘I can’t believe how she’s getting away with this,’ and she looked at me and kind of smiled. It wasn’t like I was condemning her or condoning her.”

But Perry has no plans to boycott the comedienne’s shows: “You’ve gotta see her show because she uses every ethnic slur known to man that historically has been very unforgivable.”