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Piers Morgan: Don’t get angry about a bunch of white girls singing n***as, blame Kanye

Started by Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017, in Kanye West

  1. Twelve years ago, Kanye West had a massive hit with a song called 'Gold Digger'.
    Featuring guest vocals by Jamie Foxx, it hit No1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, stayed there for ten weeks, was the second-longest running No1 on that chart for the entire year of 2005, and remains Billboard's sixth-longest running No1 ever.
    'Gold Digger' smashed the record for most digital downloads in a week and was also the fastest-selling digital download of all time.
    It won the 2006 Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance and was also nominated for Record of the Year.
    The song lists at No60 on Billboard's All Time Top100 and has sold over three MILLION copies in the United States alone.
    So we're talking about one of the most popular songs of this entire Millennium; one that literally hundreds of millions of people will have heard on the radio.
    The chorus to 'Gold Digger' includes this line:
    'Now I ain't saying she's a gold digger,
    But she ain't messing with no broke niggas,
    Now I ain't saying she's a gold digger,
    But she ain't messing with no broke niggas.'
    I've spelled out the word 'niggas' exactly as it was written in the song's lyrics because it's important and relevant to do so for the purposes of this column.
    Of course, by doing so, I will inevitably provoke outrage from certain quarters, but that outrage is also an important and relevant factor for the purposes of this column.
    On Tuesday, an Instagram story video was posted showing female members of the Alpha Phi Sorority at University of New Hampshire singing and dancing to the song at a party.

    They could be seen and heard singing that chorus, including the repeated use of the word 'niggas'.

    It was promptly shared to the Facebook page of 'All Eyes of UNH', which is run by other members of the University who have an 'intent to expose injustices', according to the 'about' section of the page.

    The Facebook post read: 'A member of Alpha Phi Sorority put up this video of girls singing along to Gold Digger by Kanye West on her Instagram story. The girls then sing the n-word without thinking of the implications. This is a showcase of ignorance and that the Panhellenic Council should do better in combatting racism. The first step is addressing wilful ignorance.' The post ended with this hashtag: #RacistUNH.'

    Within hours, this Facebook post had gone viral around America and the Alpha Phi Sorority sisters were furiously branded dumb racists.

    They are now being 'investigated' for their behavior and there have been widespread calls for them to be thrown out of the university in ignominious, potentially career-ruining disgrace.

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    This Facebook post went viral and now the singing is being investigated

    To which I say: what utter nonsense!

    Even by the pathetically easily offended snowflake standards of modern day US campuses, this is ridiculous.

    How can it possibly be racist to sing along to a song that was No1 in America for TEN WEEKS?

    And is the word 'nigga' racist anyway?

    Oh, I know the word 'n****r' from which it is derived is racist.

    We all know that.

    That's why I won't even spell it out.

    But even among black people there is disagreement as to whether the word 'nigga' is actually a racist or offensive term at all.

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights group, condemns use of both 'n****r' and 'nigga'.

    But many black Americans only consider 'nigga' offensive when used by people of other races, viewing that as unacceptable cultural appropriation.

    Other black Americans consider it inoffensive except when specifically directed from a white person to a black person.

    Famous black stars are split about its meaning, too.

    Comedian Chris Rock, in his routine 'Niggas vs. Black People', distinguished a 'nigga', which he defined as a 'low-expectation-having mother-f****r,' from 'a black person'.

    By contrast, the late Tupac Shakur distinguished it thus: 'N****rs was the ones on the rope, hanging off the thing; niggas is the ones with gold ropes, hanging out at clubs.'

    No wonder, then, that white people may be even more confused as to whether 'nigga' is actually a racist or offensive word.

    Gwyneth Paltrow ran foul of this confusion when she tweeted 'Ni**as in Paris for real' after attending a concert in Paris given by Jay-Z and Kanye West which ended with the MCs playing their hit song 'Niggas in Paris' over and over as the show finished.

    If you Google that song, many of the entries have the title censored as 'N***as in Paris', while many others spell out 'Niggas in Paris.'

    Nobody, it seems, is too sure if it's actually offensive to spell out the word 'niggas' or not.

    When Larry Wilmore called Barack Obama a 'nigga' at the White House Correspondents Dinner, I read several defences by black journalists explaining that 'n****r' is a slur against black people, whereas 'nigga' just means 'buddy'.

    As such it can be used by anyone, black or white.

    But even Kanye West has wrestled awkwardly with this defense. 'If niggas is such a positive word,' he said in 2012, 'why do we feel so uncomfortable for white people to say it, even with a hall pass?'

    Which brings me back to the Alpha Phi Sonority sisters at University of New Hampshire.

    I doubt any of them gave it a moment's thought when Kanye's song 'Gold Digger' began playing, and certainly not any racist thought. They're young, free and partying and it would have just seemed like any other very popular rap song. So they sang along to it, and that meant they subconsciously sang the word 'niggas' too.

    So what?

    They didn't write the song, Kanye West did.

    They didn't make millions of dollars from that song, Kanye West did.

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    Kanye wrote the song. He used the word nigga and he's made millions off it. Blame him

    He used the word 'niggas' in his lyrics because that is what almost every rapper in America now does.

    It's become a standard, almost compulsory word to include in any 'cool' rap record.

    Rap music isn't sold or marketed exclusively to white people.

    Superstars like Kanye West target and exploit white audiences for their music just as enthusiastically as they target and exploit black audiences.

    So how can they, or anybody else for that matter, complain if a white person sings the very words they have written in No1 hit song?
    SOurce: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4907740/PIERS-MORGAN-mad-Kanye-not-girls-singing-n-as.html



    Bro what lmfaoo
     
    #1 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017

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  2. Imagine reading all of this. Also, f--k Piers Morgan, whoever he is.
     
    #2 Rick James, Sep 21, 2017
  3. pretty famous guy actually
     
    #3 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017
  4. Never heard if him tbh
     
    #4 Rick James, Sep 21, 2017
  5. literally just shocked someone would actually write about this tbh
     
    #5 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017
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  6. Piers always aims to be controversial lol
     
    #6 RG9, Sep 21, 2017
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    Sep 21, 2017 The Boogeyman

    Yeah sorry ben again I'm gonna have to put this on ignore
     
    #7 Michael Myers, Sep 21, 2017
  8. y
     
    #8 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017
  9. i honestly dont give a shit about this tbh just thought i posted it b4 someone else did
     
    #9 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017
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    Because I think if rappers want to sell their music to everyone and get people to visit their shows they shouldn't be mad if people sing or rap along with their songs during concerts
     

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  11. i agree but to actually write about it at a major newspaper for clicks is so cringy that i had to post
     
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    Sep 21, 2017 The Boogeyman

    Absolutely lol I have no idea who this dude is. But I'm sure some people are gonna disagree and say that if you rap along with lets say N in paris you're a racist so.
     
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  13. also just to keep in perspective wasnt a concert i still dont honestly care tho
     
    #13 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HOW ARE YOU ALWAYS THIS DUMB
     
    #14 WPG, Sep 21, 2017
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  15. u really do argue about everything
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    and relax
     
    #15 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017
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    lol i'm not ~arguing~ i'm just pointing out once again that "michael myers" is a clown
     
    #16 WPG, Sep 21, 2017
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  17. which u hope leads to conflict just relax
     
    #17 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017
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    Why are u triple posting lol
     
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  19. im not on my screen
     
    #19 Bourbon Ben, Sep 21, 2017
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    Ooh sorry I see now you responded to wpg. His posts dont show since I have him on ignore for a while now
     
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