R&B Singer Omarion recently referred to himself as a “nigga” for which a white fan lashed out at him for “disgracing his own race.” Omarion fired back at the fan and defended his use of the word niggas.
Apparently, Omarion took the comment as an insult and unleashed an open letter to the fan before deleting his comment.
“Let me educate you, you fool of a man. “White men” created this negative, nasty, derogatory term “nigger” that “WE” as in [black people] turned into a term of endearment, orientation, & brotherhood, so f*ck no! You can’t call me a nigger or nigga,” Omarion writes.
He continued: “You don’t have the cultural stripes nor possess the ethnic background to do so. U don’t have the residue of oppression, slavery & racism lingering in the marrow of ur genetic code. So just double tap & keep it movin’ bro, U have no business sticking ur ignorant perspective in the lions den.”
The “N-Word” is always a difficult topic to debate because responses are usually emotional and passionate. In this case, I don’t think the fan was coming at Omarion. He merely pointed out a fact, we as a “black people” need to respect ourselves in order to harvest respect from others.
Despite the singer-songwriter’s opinion on the subject, we strongly believe that no variation of the n-word is acceptable. We happen to agree with the fan who slammed the R&B singer for using the word to describe himself.