As TMZ previously reported, Suge Knight states he would rather be called a “n*gga” in preference to “African-American,” expounding on the fact that he’s “not from Africa.”
Public Enemy ringleader Chuck D spoke to TMZ shortly after Suge proposed the controversial idea on the inaccuracy of the term “African-American.” Albeit the socially and politically aware MC agreed that the AA term isn’t the most befitting, he still believes that allowing the masses to call black people the ‘N’ word would not only set the race back years of struggle, but would also cripple those who do not yet fully understand the word and its usage.
“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 added on by calling rappers work-shy for using the ‘N’ word on wax, “more than 3 times [in] a song. It’s lazy. Especially when out of context.”
So, as Public Enemy so eloquently put it once, “I Don’t Wanna Be Called Yo N***a.”—Marjua Estevez
Previously: YG Says N-Word Is A Sign Of Friendship