Gwyneth Paltrow on WhoSay
Why is everyone going crazy? At the concert that night, Jay-Z performed his song 'Ain't No Ni**a' and EVERYONE in the room was singing every lyric (including all the White girls to their Black boyfriends in the audience that night). After all, it's just the name of the song title...right?
Reaction to this innocent (I don't think that she did it maliciously) has been varied...some say that she shouldn't have used it. Some say get over it. Some say that White people shouldn't use it. It's enough to make your head spin.
So what are the 'rules' we need to live by concerning the every controversial N-word? Is it OK to use it in hip hop circles only? Do Black people get to use it towards each other at free will and every other race has to tread lightly when using it?
Do we allow this to go by as innocent and frown upon a Dutch magazine calling Rihanna's style 'ni**gabitch'? (Click here to read more)
I don't think we'll ever come to a consensus on the use of the word...but I'm curious to know if any of you use the word. Do you get offended when Black people use the word? Other races? Maybe it's the context that matters most?