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    (Original post by gjd800)
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    I don't see the issue when it's in the actual song. You're basically just quoting whatever the dude said.
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    No, you should not say the N word if you are not black, whether in conventional speech or during your most fire rendition of a Kanye verse. There is a lot of history tied up in the N word as it was once used in the enslavement of African Americans to dehumanise them. Yes it is being normalised through pop culture however i'd like to point out that there are no non-black rappers who can comfortably say that word (and not get scores of outrage from their listeners) and even when *black* rappers use it, its used as a term of endearment in an effort to reclaim the word.

    Now i'm sure you're not racist and have the best intentions but wanting to say the one word that you're asked to not say by the black community just doesn't look good man. Ultimately no one can control what you can and cant say, however you cannot control the reactions of those around you when you do say inflammatory words. So I guess its just safer and cleaner to just hold your tongue...
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    I don't see the issue when it's in the actual song. You're basically just quoting whatever the dude said.
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    (Original post by Ama Smit)
    No, you should not say the N word if you are not black, whether in conventional speech or during your most fire rendition of a Kanye verse. There is a lot of history tied up in the N word as it was once used in the enslavement of African Americans to dehumanise them. Yes it is being normalised through pop culture however i'd like to point out that there are no non-black rappers who can comfortably say that word (and not get scores of outrage from their listeners) and even when *black* rappers use it, its used as a term of endearment in an effort to reclaim the word.

    Now i'm sure you're not racist and have the best intentions but wanting to say the one word that you're asked to not say by the black community just doesn't look good man. Ultimately no one can control what you can and cant say, however you cannot control the reactions of those around you when you do say inflammatory words. So I guess its just safer and cleaner to just hold your tongue...
    Fair argument.

    But I'm pretty sure white rappers wouldn't use it primarily because it would lower their reputation and hence reducing sales. And I don't think black rappers would have much of a problem with white people saying the word in this context.

    "Not mad Eminem said ***** coz he my *****" - Nas
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    Fair argument.

    But I'm pretty sure white rappers wouldn't use it primarily because it would lower their reputation and hence reducing sales. And I don't think black rappers would have much of a problem with white people saying the word in this context.

    "Not mad Eminem said ***** coz he my *****" - Nas


    "I drink more liquor to fcuk you up quicker Than you'd wanna fcuk me up for sayin' the word ______ "

    - Eminem

    song: "criminal"
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    Say what you want, its called freedom is speech.
 
 
 
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