Chuck D Says Saying The N Word Is Not Okay
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.18.2013
Even though Suge Knight said it is okay...
Public Enemy's Chuck D recently spoke to TMZ about Suge Knight's recent proclamation that black people shouldn't be called African-Americans, but instead "ni**a".
While Chuck agreed that "African-American" isn't the best term since a white person could technically also be African-American, he said either version of the n-word is too connected to oppression and slavery to be used.
He said: "Being called Black in America is the struggle to keep us moving and breathing over bloody water. Being a Nig**r or [Ni**a] without the context of history is like drowning in bloody water, dragging down those yet knowing to swim."
He said the word shouldn't be used in rap songs either, as he thinks it shows a lack of creativity from rappers when they use it "more than 3 times a song. It's lazy. Especially when out of context."