Ilyasah Shabazz -- daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X -- believes people of all races can freely drop n-bombs in public ... as long as black artists keep using it.
Shabazz was outside Spago when she made the comment -- which many will find surprising considering her father's history. Watch, she also takes hip-hop to task for how frequently the n-word is used.
It's a far cry from "by any means necessary" ... but extremely thought provoking.
Also interesting -- would Malcolm X have voted for Barack Obama? Check out Ilyasah's response.
By the way ... Spago? We've come a long way.