Has Hip Hop culture popularized the N word so much that they’ve made it okay for people of all races to throw the word around as slang? With songs like Jay Z and Kanye’s ‘N*ggas In Paris’ being an international hit, and the track ‘My N-ggas, My N-ggas’ heating up urban radio and the clubs, it’s clearly easy to see how young kids, growing up on rap culture who aren’t as familiar with the history can get caught up throwing the word around with their homies!
However, you’d think a 55-year-old icon, would know better. In walks Madonna!
Last night, the pop queen found herself in scalding hot water after calling her son a “n-gga” on Instagram. Madge – who has also adopted two black children into her household – uploaded a picture of her son Rocco boxing, along with the caption:
No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disnigga.
After causing a riot in her comments section, she changed the caption of the photo to include another phrase that some of these youngins use nowadays:
Ok let me start this again. #get off of my dick haters!
Of course, the racism debate began, but what’s more surprising, is that the #disnigga hashtag already existed on Instagram, and a quick scan through the photos shows up an overwhelming number of non-black Instagram users who are using it. The photos ranged from a teenage girl posing with a dog using the caption #disnigga, to white guys captioning random selfies.
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