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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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    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.

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    (Original post by angelike1)
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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.

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

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    Say what you want, its called freedom is speech.
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    (Original post by eden3)
    Lmao of course you can, I do it all the time and I'm far from black

    they're just lyrics, the context is obviously not racial hatred

    however I have some black friends who get upset if I say it whilst rapping to lyrics so out of respect I don't do it around them
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    Lmao of course you can, I do it all the time and I'm far from black

    they're just lyrics, the context is obviously not racial hatred

    however I have some black friends who get upset if I say it whilst rapping to lyrics so out of respect I don't do it around them
    Your not black so why are you allowing people to use the word???
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    (Original post by Leahmitch)
    Your not black so why are you allowing people to use the word???
    1. it's you're*

    2. context matters. Artists know damn well people will rap/sing along to their lyrics so tell them to stop using it.
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    well I'm black and I think you can seing its everywhere in that music
    I'd be a hypocrite if I said no swing I've watched django hatefull 8 laughed my ass off instead of being freaking offended
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    [QUOTE=eden3;75110474]1. it's you're*

    2. context matters. Artists know damn well people will rap/sing along to their lyrics so tell them to stop using it.[/QUOTE


    1. You forgot the full stop but thank you for the correct.

    2. Artists who use the n word in their songs are black. Just because they say it it doesn’t mean someone who isn’t black should say it also.

    If you are NOT black then don’t say the n word. It’s literally that simple. Why are you trying to justify blatant racism by saying artists use it so I can too. NOOO. I don’t care what context it is said in. The word is highly offensive. Sorry but you reap what you sow. If I heard you saying the n word near me then you better run for the hills.

    Sorry if I seem super angry but the word has a really deep meaning to those of colour so I don’t except you to understand my emotions because my ancestors were probably killed and beaten by yours.
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    The answer is No.
    Just be respectful towards poc and there cause.
    Out of all the words to use why must the ‘n’ word be one of them. Especially considering the plethora of taboo words out there.
    The fact that you called it the ‘n’ word suggests its importance and just how taboo/negative the word is and the connotations behind it
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    (Original post by khateshumans)
    The answer is No.
    Just be respectful towards poc and there cause.
    Out of all the words to use why must the ‘n’ word be one of them. Especially considering the plethora of taboo words out there.
    The fact that you called it the ‘n’ word suggests its importance and just how taboo/negative the word is and the connotations behind it
    i kinda explained why but ok
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    [QUOTE=Leahmitch;76719060]
    (Original post by eden3)
    1. it's you're*

    2. context matters. Artists know damn well people will rap/sing along to their lyrics so tell them to stop using it.[/QUOTE


    1. You forgot the full stop but thank you for the correct.

    2. Artists who use the n word in their songs are black. Just because they say it it doesn’t mean someone who isn’t black should say it also.

    If you are NOT black then don’t say the n word. It’s literally that simple. Why are you trying to justify blatant racism by saying artists use it so I can too. NOOO. I don’t care what context it is said in. The word is highly offensive. Sorry but you reap what you sow. If I heard you saying the n word near me then you better run for the hills.

    Sorry if I seem super angry but the word has a really deep meaning to those of colour so I don’t except you to understand my emotions because my ancestors were probably killed and beaten by yours.
    Even blacks should refrain from using the word - they shouldn't be normalizing it
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    considering its 2018 and most people are giant pussies id probably not say it, the people that get offended are just sensitive retards
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    replace with "word i cant say"

    just make it as awkward as possible.
 
 
 
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