Is it okay to say the "N" word if you're singing along with a rap song?

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  1. cmumm86 profile image64
    cmumm86posted 6 years ago

    Is it okay to say the "N" word if you're singing along with a rap song?

  2. hansonarticles profile image35
    hansonarticlesposted 6 years ago

    Well yes... That word doesn't have copyright to only dark people, just show your respect and not use it when you're in public. Alone is perfectly ok smile

  3. Jimmy Boyd profile image71
    Jimmy Boydposted 6 years ago

    No. God is always watching. smile He would definitely not approve.

  4. kryptowrite profile image90
    kryptowriteposted 6 years ago

    You can say "NO" whenever you want to Dear. I say it often when I listen to offensive and racist rap music that is forced upon me when pumping gas at the convenience store or laying in my bed at 11pm on a Friday night (drive-by stereo assault from passing boom-box speakers a block away). Funny how so many of us are so concerned with courtesy when the makers of this foul music and the manufacturers of the invasive speakers could care less.

  5. mckinney5252 profile image57
    mckinney5252posted 6 years ago

    If you are not Black it is best to leave that word along.  The emotional, historical, and racial meanings attached to that word will never lend itself to rationality.  Remove it from your vocabulary and leave it along.

    1. michememe profile image75
      michememeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I once hung out with a white friend of mine whom I adore. We were around some friends of his, and they used no return. Not in a bad sense they actually refered to each other as that " a term of endearment" didn't bother me one bit.

  6. bythewhat profile image60
    bythewhatposted 6 years ago

    That is completly up to you. By yourself or with family and friends I say no problem, however, better not say it in public though.
    I am not as offened by the "N" word as I am from the other typical swear words, but others are. If you don't mean any harm, and you are just singing along with a song, then it's up to you.

  7. feenix profile image61
    feenixposted 6 years ago

    Actually, the so-called N-word is one of my favorite words. It is ghetto chic and I am a product of the ghetto.

    Furthermore, because blacks and others use the word so freely today, it has lost all of its strength as a derogatory term that hurts people's feelings, with the exceptions of those blacks who are ashamed of their "blackness" and those whites who have patronizing attitudes towards blacks.

    1. michememe profile image75
      michememeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you feenix. Although it isn't my favorite word and I use it rarely. Maybe in a month I use it once. But I do have other words I love to use.

  8. profile image0
    Starmom41posted 6 years ago

    no, I couldn't bring myself to use that word (or any other derogatory term)

  9. michememe profile image75
    michememeposted 6 years ago

    It's in the song right? It's no different from singing all the words in a song you like. If you follow the lyrics the wherever the word is placed you have to listen for the intent. Is it said to degrade or just as a figure of speech. As an adult I say what words I want, when I want, when it fits a particular situation.

  10. superlowrise profile image70
    superlowriseposted 6 years ago

    A word is a word.  I use it freely and I don't much care if it offends anyone else.  I don't censor my words to anyone else's ignorant tastes.  We imbue words with more power than they truly hold.  A word is not offensive, you must take offense.  And if someone is choosing to take offense by what I do or don't say... that's just silly of them.

    Ideas are powerful.  Words are not. 

    I don't curse in public because it's impolite, but I hate when songs get censored to pieces.  I sing the real lyrics and I don't care who seeeees.  That's how it's supposed to beeee, livin' yoooouuung and wiiiiild and freeeeeee.


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