After Suge Knight proposed a controversial idea this week, abolishing the term African-American, Chuck D FIRED back calling the remark disrespectful!
Suge Knight made one of the most ignorant statements earlier this week when he proposed a controversial idea to abolishing the term “African-American,” because he feels it’s inaccurate, and instead rather go with “ni**a.”
Suge ruffled some feather with known Public Enemy member, Chuck D, who agrees “African-American” isn’t a perfect term since a white person could technically be African-American too, but insists the n-word comes with too much negative connotations toward blacks in America. The “N-Word” is rooted in bloody history and oppression to be used loosely, according to Chuck D.
Here’s the drop via TMZ:
Chuck D has a message for anyone buying into Suge Knight’s take on the n-word — tossing around that epithet is vile and disrespectful to the Civil Rights movement.
Put more poetically by Chuck who explians:
“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.”
Chuck D, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, added — he thinks rappers show a lack creativity when they use the n-word:
“More than 3 times a song. It’s lazy. Especially when out of context.”