Recognize | PND x Drake & The Girls Saying Nigga
Let me begin by saying that I am a huge PND and Drake fan, I have bought their albums and sang their songs at the top of my lungs with my windows rolled down. I get it.
When PND’s new music video for Recognize came out I was ecstatic because, his music videos always seem well thought out and the cinematic effects just seem above par. However, when I saw the caucasian girls singing the words NIGGA at the top of their lungs I was mortified. Why is that okay? When have we become comfortable enough for that to be broadcasted in a popular music video for no one to say a word?
I could careless if it is in a song and you’re in the moment for you to knowingly belt out words that carry such a history and have complete disregard for what you are saying is disrespectful. By having a black artist verify the use of the word through their music video, for common use is completely wrong and careless. I feel as though I do not need to go into the reasons why it’s wrong because society itself is at a tipping point. So let me say, the word NIGGA is not to be used outside of the black race and really shouldn’t be used by blacks either. But if your black friend tells you that they have given you a pass, give them cut eye and don’t use it.