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Suge Knight

Call Me a Ni**a

Not An African American

12/16/2013 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Suge Knight is offended when people call him African American, because he's NOT African.  On the other hand, he doesn't have a problem with the word, "Ni**a."

Suge says it's offensive to label all Black people African American.  And he goes further ... he thinks it's ridiculous that only rappers can use the word, "Ni**a."  He thinks if it can be used by some, it should be used by all.

At first his theory sounds a little shocking, but maybe he has a point.

So we gotta ask...

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46.

johnnyp    

He sounds dumb as Hell. BUT we live in a society where we have and will always have FREE SPEACH. I'm black and not racist but I do call other races vile names when mad. Like....honkey, white trash, trailer trash, wet backs, border crossers, immigrants the list goes on. It is what it is. I can take being called a ni..er if I can dish it out, trust I can take it.

221 days ago
47.

verlinda    

Pure Idiot

221 days ago
48.

PopGlitch    

Maybe this is a little to intellectual for the casual TMZ reader. But, the term black refers to people whose ancestors were brought here as slaves and thus they don't know their true origins. The term African American refers to someone who lived in Africa and voluntarily moved to America. The term n*gger is just a derogatory term that no one should use. Therefore, if you don't know your origins because the white man brought you hear as a slave and you are of African descent, then you're black. Suge Night is black in this instance. If you moved here from Africa, or if your parents moved here voluntarily from Africa you are African American. Period. I don't know when this got twisted but it's very simple. There's nothing complicated about this.

221 days ago
49.

Just_Me    

That is exactly what his ignorant arse is. Any black person with an ounce of intelligence wouldn't say such a thing.

221 days ago
50.

Bree    

That ignorant bastard does NOT speak for me or all African Americans! He's Suge Knight...thats like me going to pic the snaggatoothed, dirty white bum on the street and saying he represents all whites.

You guys LOVE this...SMH. Oh yeah, Suge Knight said to call them ni**gas so its okay. Don't let Suge Knight get you attacked!!!

221 days ago
51.

laffnbear    

When I was in Germany in the military in 1969 I had a group of black friends and we had discussions about n as, both black and white.
Anyone could be a n ga depending on how they behaved.

221 days ago
52.

Joao    

I have absolutely no problem calling you a nig..r because that's all your black ass is, a worthless nig..a.
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The civil rights movement didn't see you coming.

221 days ago
53.

CicadaDiva    

I agree 100%. What do they call people with dark skin in England? African-English? I know lots of white people from Africa. Are they African American?

221 days ago
54.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Seriously, this guy is better known as a criminal than anything else. His opinion counts for nothing in ANY community. Also, I don't think I would care for the reaction I would get if I called a dark-skinned person "*****". Oh, yea, that would work. LOL

221 days ago
55.

Xxxl44    

Don't worry Suge I'm way ahead of you.

221 days ago
56.

smiley25    

Its pretty sad that you have decent black folks who try so hard to give a positive impression of the black community then you have filthy garbage who prefer to call each other ****** for all to hear and think it sounds cool to do so. I myself refuse to talk to a guy who refers to himself as ******,black Yes but ****** no! It s just so embarrassing I just have to shake my head. On the other hand the title of African american I do agree black Americans should not be called that for one we do not know any of the languages,or their customs, we don't have any family that we know of that we can just call. We have more in common with you white Americans than the Africans.

221 days ago
57.

Dead@27    

The Best Thing this guy ever did was to dangle Vanilla Ice by his ankles out the window of a tall building.

221 days ago
58.

Mike    

Come on... not an appropriate question to ask TMZ. Apparently you miss his point completely.

221 days ago
59.

Jozeff Taylor    

I think that TMZ has crossed the line. I am very disappointed with this type of commentary during the holiday season. SHAME ON YOU, SHAME ON YOU!

221 days ago
60.

Ashley    

Please take this stupid poll down.... it is not up to the greater society to determine what African Americans should be called. This s offensive and should be removed!!!!!!!!!!!!

221 days ago
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