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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.

Refer to black people as

  • African American
  • Ni**a
At first his theory sounds a little shocking, but maybe he has a point.

So we gotta ask...

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76.

Joi    

Perhaps times are getting kind of desperate at TMZ that they would have to stoop to something so low in order to get some publicity. Stop s**king on Suge Knight's ti**s!

129 days ago
77.

Ninedayfall75    

Don't refer to black people as either. They are simply Americans. If you want to refer to someone by race, then Black Americans seems more appropriate.

129 days ago
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Tony Chliek    

I was born in 1948 and grew up in the south. For years calling a black person the n-word, but the came when we found out how hurtful it was. IMO, it should stay that way. Freely using the variant N*gga is just as hurtful, at least to the older back people. So everyone should stop using it PERIOD!

129 days ago
79.

gossipbee    

Suge Knight Needs Prayer

129 days ago
80.

Southflgirl    

Stay classy Suge. LOL I disagree with the person that said "Why can't they just be American?". When the cops ask you who mugged you, you need something. You can't just say, he was an American. I think black is probably the least offensive since the term white is not offensive. White people aren't really white either, more of a beige.

129 days ago
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your_worst_nitemare    

Harvey how cud u allow tht question to even be asked in ur site? Call blck ppl 'n###a or AA?? Thts a racist question. Goes to show why u got all them corny ass, uncle tom black ppl working for u. Bitch!

129 days ago
82.

Ashy Larry    

For the people who voted on the N word, f@ck you. NOBODY should call someone that word. I don't care if they wear their pants to ground and pimp women. You know damn well the N word doesn't mean "an ignorant person of any color". That word was used to degrade slaves, bad white people don't get called the N word. So stop trying to change the definition.

129 days ago
83.

nikki6    

He's an ignorant baffoon is what he is

129 days ago
84.

sirklza    

since when is Suge's opinion on anything relevant?

129 days ago
85.

BlackStallion    

I agree with whomever said just say American. There are a lot of whites from Africa. Charlize Theron, Sasha Pierstse and a bunch of others. Not all Black people came from Africa because we ALL CAME FROM AFRICA. I had a friend at work that got pissed because someone called him African American. He's Jamaican. Has nothing to do with being African and he wasn't American. The PC in this society has gone heywire.

129 days ago
86.

Livvie     

I call people by their names. How about that? rme

129 days ago
87.

Tess    

What an idiot. Yeah, he's got a point alright; if he wears a hat maybe nobody will notice.

129 days ago
88.

lili    

As a black female I do not want to be referred to a ni**a. Suge knight is ignorant

129 days ago
89.

Jennyjuice    

He totally has a point. If a person is born in this country, they are an American!!

129 days ago
90.

palermo    

I'm old, so I've been through quite a few terms for them. They were colored, then they were black, then they were African Americans, then they were black. It's black people themselves who keep changing what they want to be called. I personally don't give a rat's ass. I don't go around calling myself Italian American, I'm an American.

129 days ago
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