As an example, there’s this white female rapper who just loves to use the word “ni**a” all day and all night, it seems. Her name is V-Nasty. She’s a member of Kreayshawn’s White Girl Mob.
You see, Miss Nasty could give a crap about what you have to say. It’s obvious she’s not going to stop using it. In a new YouTube rant V-Nasty, who in her own words, is “the realest out right now,” she drops this (twisted) knowledge on ya:
“On some real n*gga sh*t…y’all muthaf*ckas ain’t never walked in my shoes, bruh. Y’all ain’t never seen where I came from.”
“That sh*t be hella fake, muthaf*ckas always asking Kreayshawn, ‘Why you gotta say n*gga?’ Is n*gga a f*cking race? Am I offending people? Am I saying it in a disrespectful type of way?”
Yeah, she actually went there. If you’re at work, you might wanna take deep breath and turn the speakers down or put on your earphones and check this crazy heffa out:
*It’s controversial in so many ways, striking arguments between moguls such as Oprah and Jay-Z. It’s the use of the “N” word, and it’s striking a new debate.
This seemingly casual term used throughout the black community was once a word chanted by white supremacists around a black lynched body. It was a word designed to make African Americans feel inferior and keep them separate from the white world. So should we be referring to one another as “N” this and “N” that? It’s questionable.
How about a young white artist tossing the term around?
That’s more than just questionable … it’s completely out of the question.
Kreayshawn, a rising white female rapper, released a video for her song “Gucci Gucci” on YouTube. But it’s not the song that has people talking; it’s her usage of the “N” word. She blames her usage of the word on her Oakland, California upbringing, stating that it’s commonly passed around through people of opposite races. But does this justify her choice of words?
Despite what she claims is the normality in her home in Oakland, California, she’s dealing with matters broader than just her native city. And therefore, when posting the “N” word on her public tweets that are read by people everywhere, she has to think of the bigger picture: to people like me living in other cities who don’t know her personally, she seems to be a white girl using the “N” word lightly. And that’s generally not considered ok.
Black artists use the “N” word in their music, especially when talking about real life-changing situations such as their past involvement in gang activity, drug trafficking, and loss of friends through violence. They, being black and having gone through a lot, are given a certain leniency when using the term. But a young white woman tossing the term around as if she were black and went through the same thing that we as a people have gone through? It’s not so justified.
So, the debate goes on. My stand is that the “N” word should not be used by anyone; black, white, yellow, or blue, but it holds a special restriction to those who aren’t black because the word was used against blacks for so long. All I can say for this rising artist is to choose your words wisely so that you are able to appeal to all sorts of people, everywhere.
Kyla Rhymes is an up and coming teenage writer based in Los Angeles.
*Female rapper Kreayshawn – and her White Girl Mob crew (DJ L1l D3bb, V-Nasty) – is growing in popularity since YouTube debut of her song, “Gucci Gucci.” However, her music isn’t the only thing catching notice. There has been a stir among observers about her use of the “N-word.” oh yeah, you might have noticed that she’s Caucasian.
Despite the shower of criticism about the Oakland, California native’s lingo, she defended herself, blaming her slang on her upbringing.
“If I’m freestyling and I said it, that’s just for that point in time. Any songs I’m writing I don’t use it,” the rapper explained in an interview with OCWeekly.com
“In Oakland, Asian people will call Mexicans that. A Mexican will call a black dude that. A white person will call an Asian that. Everyone calls each other that,” Kreayshawn continued. “I feel like that word is used in the low-income community more than anything. I can see if I was some rich crazy trick and I was just saying this because it’s hip-hop. I was raised around this. Me and my sisters were all raised around this. People call me that. But personally I’m not flaunting it around.”
The topic first came to light when Kreayshawn tweeted the “N-word” like was no thang:
“People are actin so funny omg lol… I got 200k views… not 200k dollars… WTF YOU WANT FROM A N*GGA?! *DMX VOICE*,” she wrote in late May, referring to the immediately popularity of her music video.
Although she has attempted to justify herself with weak, yet interesting reasons for her use of the “N-word,” many are not buying it.
MadameNoire.com blogger, LaShaun Williams commented about the controversy, saying their use of the word should be absolutely forbidden… no matter what kinda pass they’ve gotten in East Oakland.
“I would be lying if I said these girls didn’t have the swag they claim, decent flows and infectious style. For artistry, they get the nod; for thinking they have been cleared to say ‘n****, well … There lies the problem,” Williams writes. “Whether or not Black people should use the term amongst themselves is questionable, so for anyone else it should not be considered an option. Yes, we are all humans but race separates our experiences. At the end of the day V-Nasty and girls like her are still White in America.”
In a related development, a video has surfaced online featuring White Girl Mob member, V-Nasty, doing a freestyle laced with “N-word” bombs. In the clip, she spits about carrying guns, and shooting her haters.
Check out Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” which has received close to 3 million hits on YouTube: