Chuck D Says Rappers Who Use The N-Word On Records Are Lazy


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

[via TMZ]

Previously: YG Says N-Word Is A Sign Of Friendship

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  • Matthew

    The word ‘Nigger’ is a person who is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised… So why is it still acceptable to use?

    Your mother is nigger, your born as a nigger, you live like a nigger, you look and talk like a nigger…you will never achieve nothing if you have a mentality of a nigger.

    Whatever racial background your from, you need to have a better understanding of who you are and where you come from.

    understand the struggle.

  • Mike Smith

    Chuck is the man.