The debate on the power of the n-word and who gets to use it rages on.
This week footage of several Victoria’s Secret models rapping along to Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow‘ surfaced online.
The problem with this seemingly innocent act?
The models’ decision to use the n-word as they recited the song’s lyrics.
How Twitter felt about the drama?
That one Victoria’s Secret model knew what was up immediately. She was getting down to Cardi B and stopped right at the n-word, and looked into the camera like… pic.twitter.com/b6upnwtLf2
— Marty. (@Atwitisborn) November 29, 2017
Just heard a dude say that the Victoria’s Secret Angels singing the slur in Bodak Yellow was okay because “Cardi B isn’t black either” and I’m just like… That’s a lot to unpack
— How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (@MrDanePrince) December 1, 2017
November 20, 2017 will go down in history as the day Devon Windsor ended racism by refraining from using the n-word while rapping along to Cardi B’s hit song “Bodak Yellow” backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
— *･゜ﾟ･*☆ carly ☆*･゜ﾟ･* (@suicidalth0t) November 30, 2017
So y’all mad cause the VS models were singing to Bodak Yellow, but Cardi B is Latino? 🤔
— Alissa 🖤 (@alissa_good) December 1, 2017
Y’all do realize Cardi B going around calling dark skinned women roaches… And she’s not even black herself? So where should y’all really be directing this energy. Although the VS girls are hella wrong for this too..
— t e v. (@TevanOfficial) November 30, 2017
So to everyone flipping out about the VS models singing the word nigga in Bodak Yellow because they are not black women need to realize Cardi B isn’t black either and uses that word WAY too often in rap and in interviews but I don’t see anyone complaining about that.
— Mikaela (@MsMikaela) November 30, 2017
Lol apparently people are pissed that the VS models sang that song by Cardi B simply because they sang the word “nigga”.
Lol dudes it’s a song. If you don’t want the word used, don’t use it in pop culture like it’s nothing.
— Bad Juju (@AGD_KTX) November 30, 2017
To the fcking coons 🗣
CARDI B IS BLACK
Her mother is trinidadian ..
Her father is dominican..
Non of these VS models are black.. stop tryna give NON black people a pass – Especially while trying to challenge an actual black person’s blackness ! https://t.co/gZnmmxz6sz
— Junii ❤ #SXMSTRONG (@Jun3z88) November 30, 2017
Wow a whole room of white VS models singing Cardi B just said the word “nigga” in the song. Have fun watching that anorexic crap tonight.
— Thighnos (@Crislex) November 29, 2017
So, what do you think?
Is it ever alright for non-black people to use the word?