Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on February 11, 2008

Nas @ the Grammys

Nas and Kellis wore the controversial name of his new album on their outfits to the Grammys last night. More photos below....

Nas @ the Grammys

Nas @ the Grammys

Nas @ the Grammys

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Comments (137)

whats on that bitch teeth

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:49 AM

just sad

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:51 AM

Perhaps Bill Cosby has thoughts he wishes to share?

Posted by Jerry Koffman | February 11, 2008 1:02 AM

VIDEO OF NAS TALKING ABOUT IT
http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=bdcfd4b9-8739-47d1-801d-e00f741bc545

& phag, thats DIAMONDS in Kelis's teeth.

Posted by TRILLA | February 11, 2008 1:04 AM

so it's come to this has it...

Posted by massromantic | February 11, 2008 1:05 AM

what the hell is he talking about in that clip with "I wanna abolish this thing about black people not being able to vote 23 years from now"?

What? Is this like how there was supposed to be a meeting in the world trade center on September 12, 2001 with Bush because someone realized that the government's right to income tax expired after the first world war?

So now in 23 years when black people want to keep on voting, the future president, George P. Bush will fly planes into them?

...and i'm sure kelis really got a lot accomplished with that last comment of hers

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 1:22 AM

these two are sad and desperate individuals

Posted by kidglove | February 11, 2008 1:23 AM

racist.

Posted by Cracker | February 11, 2008 1:34 AM

come on, there's got to be a better dialogue about this. isn't that the point? okay, fine, maybe the point is desperation, or publicity, or bossiness, or gold tights or whatever. but it's not that obvious that this is racism. and it's not that obvious that it's shallow. when the interviewer (thanks Jerry K for the video link) asks him what message he's trying to send, he basically says it's the history of racist oppression. amusing that neither nas nor interviewer acknowledges what's blaring brighter than the bling in kelis's grill, that the white interviewer can't say the title of the album. she has to awkwardly scoot around it.

props to kelis for citing the lennon song, too; and because she did that, i'm willing to second guess the authenticity of the sparkletooth.

Posted by bonaventura | February 11, 2008 2:03 AM

trying.too.hard.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 2:13 AM

trite and cliche.

has-been rap stars are the new hipsters.

hipsters are the new yupsters.

Posted by liverthangod | February 11, 2008 2:24 AM

actually, the interviewer handled that quite well, i thought. didn't skirt the issue and was smart enough not to say the title of the album so that she could have a job to go to the next day.
as for black people not being able to vote 23 years from now - what the fuck is he talking about???? does nas have some inside dope on the goings on inside the beltway that he's not sharing?
and thanks, kellis, for two comedy moments - the gold pants and the "oh by the way..." at the end.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 3:12 AM

Hmmm. What a douchebag.

Posted by Carl | February 11, 2008 4:29 AM

Everyone knows Brooklyn is where it's at anyway.

Posted by Carl | February 11, 2008 4:30 AM

^ Lots of profound minds here.


/sarcasm

Posted by N! | February 11, 2008 6:09 AM

These two deserve each other. Truly tastless!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 7:43 AM

Martin Luther King would be so proud!

Posted by Terry The Pirate | February 11, 2008 7:59 AM

SHOCKING!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 8:53 AM

i hope it sells albums!

Posted by bill cosby | February 11, 2008 8:58 AM

this country is in a nose-dive... see you in hell.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 9:29 AM

Jack White has tighty-whiteys that say CRACKER, but does that pic make BrooklynVegan? I thinks not.

Posted by Christopher D | February 11, 2008 9:46 AM

Try explaining that to a nine year old.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:02 AM

Don't blame them for their fashion indiscretions. They are victims of a racist society that does not educate its underclass. In other words, hip hop is dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:05 AM

i don't get it

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:12 AM

I am a Rock N' Roll NIGGER!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:13 AM

Nigger, Nigger, Nigger, Nigger, Nigger, Nigger, Nigger!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:15 AM

This is the dumbest string of comments I've ever seen here. That is a truly monumental statement, and it is true. Congratulations, folks: you make outsiders fear for the future of human civilization.

Posted by Jay G | February 11, 2008 10:24 AM

Please tell me I won't have to look at people wearing these t-shirts or jackets. I've just barely recovered from the "Stop Snitching" t-shirt trend.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:25 AM

I hope all the turds buying their condos in Bushwick across from the PJ's start wearing these shirts.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:27 AM

Outsiders can get fucked, Jay G. And there have been WAY dumber comments.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:30 AM

whatever. let people do what they want. it's their art. not yours.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 11:26 AM

Screamin nigger in a crowded theater. Unevolved, non contributor to society. Another fuck makin a buck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:13 PM

What would Obama say?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:17 PM

wow i could see all the white kids going into the record store or best buy or something and saying "do you have Nigger on sale yet?"...its so damn wrong wtf

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:26 PM

Anon 12:26 Your point is well taken but kids don't buy their music in record stores anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:31 PM

anon 1231...good point but you knew what i meant

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:38 PM

Not enough attention is being paid to Kelis' ass.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:47 PM

Uhm...that you are a dickwad Anon 12:47

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:50 PM

yea her ass is pretty nice =P...that milkshake must bring alot of boys to the yard (sorrry i had to do it)

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:50 PM

I love her booty. I want to put myself on it

Posted by davey | February 11, 2008 1:16 PM

Thinkin booty only makes your brain soft and squishy. Think outa the box, so to speak.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 1:31 PM

She looks kind of like a Miami Beach retiree in that gettup.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 1:48 PM

My Bubbe would love one of those rhinestone Nigger wind-breakers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 1:54 PM

anon 12:29 is a fucking self-rightuous white pussy

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 2:10 PM

There won't be any 23 years from now, the world will end on December 21, 2012.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 2:15 PM

Say it ain't so!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 2:24 PM

Anon 2:10 there is no Anon 12:29

Posted by Anon 2:44 | February 11, 2008 2:41 PM

hey, at least he's wearing what we're all thinking...

Posted by dog the bounty hunter | February 11, 2008 3:18 PM

Anon: 2:41 - BV deletes some posts.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 3:22 PM

The indie rock hipsters sure are showing their true colors today!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 3:45 PM

Nigger is the new black.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 3:54 PM

Wow...this is really sad. Unfortunately, by NAS insisting on using that offensive word as the title of his album, there will be ignorant discourse like this all over the music world for some time to come. I just hope some of you people realize that just because you can cloak yourself by using the handle "Anonymous" on this site, if you slip up in the real world, both karma and life will kick you in your racist asses.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 4:11 PM

Its stuff like this that inadvertantly effect race relations in a negative way.
Mysteriously missing, Rev Al. Jesse J.
Surely they can't condone this ignorance.

Posted by baddd60 | February 11, 2008 4:12 PM

I just want to thank Nas for giving me yet another reason to say that word everyday.

"Hey, have you heard the new Nas cd, NIGGER?"
"Hey, I'm gonna go on ebay and bid on NIGGER"
"Dude, can you burn me NIGGER?"

oh man, the possiblities are endless...

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 4:29 PM

"I let my friend borrow my nigger, he was gonna rip it but i just let him burn mine"

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 4:36 PM

anon 3:45...jealousy is the new racist. black culture has a history of setting trends in this world (i.e. "bling", jazz, rock!, etc). we do what we like and you like what we do. we've got our faults but culturally, we massa' now...lol.

Posted by your trendsetter | February 11, 2008 4:46 PM

I agree with "your trendsetter". No matter how stupid the trend, white people pick it up and run with it. They're saying "biatch" on NBC now! And did you see the old white guy doing the superman on youtube...LMAO.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 4:55 PM

@ Anons 4:29 and 4:36: ...and let the wrong person overhear you saying your funny quips. Can I be there while you're getting your ass beat?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 5:07 PM

hip hop really is dead though.

it killed itself after many years of incest.

Posted by liverthangod | February 11, 2008 5:22 PM

@ Anon 5:22 About the same time as racist assholes like you die out once and for all. Perhaps a black president will help quicken that process.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 5:29 PM

It is shocking to see so many racist comments on here... Sure, we all know racism still exists but you all use "anonymous" on the web and go crazy with it...

Posted by Mudnoc | February 11, 2008 5:44 PM

this is beyond ridiculous, this is attention whoreing at its worst.

Posted by erin | February 11, 2008 6:43 PM

this is beyond ridiculous, this is attention whoreing at its worst.

Posted by erin | February 11, 2008 6:44 PM

You mean attening HOing!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 6:52 PM

anon 5:29 - How about a half-black president?

Posted by hoobajoob junior | February 11, 2008 6:52 PM

cool, next time i see nas i'll scream out nigger, because it's ok now for white people to say it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 7:16 PM

"It is shocking to see so many racist comments on here... Sure, we all know racism still exists but you all use "anonymous" on the web and go crazy with it..."

To be honest, I don't really see anything that i would consider "racism" here. I think you people throw that word around a little loosely. Oh well, whatever makes you feel self-righteous...

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 7:23 PM

I don't agree with that word, but I understand Nas' reason for using it. It's about taking the power out of the N word, deflating it in a sense. Racists use that word much like a snake uses it's venom, but by Nas using it in the context that he is using it, it really takes the power away from the word.

Posted by Ameer | February 11, 2008 8:09 PM

What gives ?

A hispter forum , full of whites who migrated from Iowa , to brooklyn while taking over black/latino neighborhoods , are sooo intrigued over the use of the word NIgger , by a black person ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 8:42 PM

pffffffffft - "...hipsters taking over black/ latino neighbourhoods...'
is one of the lamest things ive heard all day, yeah hipsters with their giant corporations and redevelopment plans, those dang meddling hipsters with their massive real estate equity and huge lobbying power........... u fkn fool!!

i like what nas & kelis are doing here.
its like when you see that picture of weezy & birdman with all the platinum and tats, i just cant help thinking what leadbelly & robert johnson would think if they could see the rappers these days.
i think theyd fkn LOVE IT.
the sh*ts cool.

Posted by bandini | February 11, 2008 9:06 PM

I think it's more telling of the sad state of the music industry of anything else... but what do I know, I'm just a North American Scum.

Posted by greg | February 11, 2008 9:21 PM

"I have a dream"... Remember that guy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 9:38 PM

Once you make 100 million you're not a gangta anymore. But you stole from your kids.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:51 PM

no such thing as bad publicity.
genious

Posted by Jen | February 11, 2008 11:16 PM

Richard Pryor, in 1974, released "That Nigger's Crazy". He was both loved and hated. Everything'll be ok if we let it. Let's let it, ok?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 7:36 AM

she's got a hot ass.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 8:34 AM

that is crazy, and the video i just saw was also crazy. I think that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But i believe he didn't have to do that to get his point across. i know there are other ways he can do that. if we are trying to get rid of the problem with racism (IN MY OPINION), that's not the way to do it.

Posted by gabrielle hegwood | February 12, 2008 8:46 AM

HUGE FAN NAS, BUT THIS IS A TASTELESS ACT OF IGNORANCE PORTRAYED BY WHAT YOU THOUGHT WOULD REACH OUT TO THE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACES AND ETHNICITIES. THE "N" PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE OF A EDUCATED TITLE FOR THE OLDER CROWD TO LISTEN TO BUT THE WORD "NIGGER" SHOULD NOT BE SEEN FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD TO INVISION. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR DAUGHTER WAS SHOPPING WITH SOME WHITE KIDS AND SAW THE TITLE OF YOUR DEBUT ALBUM AND THEY SAID THE WORD CONTINUOUSLY, HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR DAUGHTER WOULD FEEL? PLEASE REITERATE YOUR THOUGHTS AND RATIONALE!!!!!! PEACE

Posted by DETOX | February 12, 2008 8:49 AM

I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH WHAT DETOX IS SAYING.

Posted by GABRIELLE HEGWOOD | February 12, 2008 9:06 AM

I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM.

Posted by James Snuka | February 12, 2008 9:26 AM

VOTING FOR BLACKS WILL NEVER BE TAKING AWAY FROM US BECAUSE WE AS A STRONG CULTURE WILL STAND UP AND LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SCREAM. THE WORD IS SO DEGRADING AND UNETHICAL THAT A MAN AS SMART AS YOU SHOULD HAVE USED BETTER JUDGEMENT AND LITERATURE. WE AS A PEOLPLE SHOULD ABOLISH THE WORD SO THE NEW GENERATION COULD FORGET IN MEMORY
BUT REMEMBERS THE HURTFULNESS IN SPIRIT. IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE WORD, TALK ABOUT THE USE OF THE WORD IN MUSIC LYRICS HEARD EVERYDAY TO OUR GROWING YOUTH, INCLUDING YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS. YOUR PLANTING THE WRONG MESSAGE, AND EVENTUALLY WE WILL ALL SHINE AS A GREAT PEOPLE. PEACE!!!!!!!

Posted by DETOX | February 12, 2008 9:49 AM

I love Kelis & Nas!!!!!!!!! They are so fly, I can't wait to hear his album I know he is going to be bashing all those cornballs...and Kelis pretty much told the news anchor to kiss her ass.
Lol. I love it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 10:19 AM

Wow, DETOX... Maybe you should let somebody else defend the oppressed peoples of the world. Somebody a bit more literate and coherent. Or at least someone who knows how to properly use the Caps Lock key.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 10:23 AM

That word is the most heinous, degrading, abominoble, disgusting....there are not enough adjectives in any language to properly describe the vile word Kelis and Nas purported. I can't even imagine what drugs they were hyped up on, or what idiotic judgement possessed them to embarrass themselves and the entire African-American race with that horrible attire.

Come on Black people, when are we going to stop shooting ourselves in the foot, preventing us from moving forward. We are so assed-backwards until it is depressing. We call each other this vile name and speak it as if it is something to be proud of...pick up a history book about slavery and its effect on African-Americans, and read it (if you can). Then you may not be as apt to let that garbage waste and sewage spew from your lips. Kelis and Nas need Jesus!

Posted by Patricia Hatton-Williams | February 12, 2008 10:24 AM

just cuz theyre black theyre on drugs? RACIST

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 12:05 PM

personally fuck all ya hatters who have a negative opinion on how Nas chooses to express or promote his new album, the ts are hot, i support nas in everything he does. So to all ya white, oreos bitch niggas who find the word "NIGGA" offensive suck a dick NIGGA.

Posted by daveoblunt | February 12, 2008 1:10 PM

Thank you, daveoblunt, for personally proving the point of every person who took the time to post an intellectual thread on how Nas is further promoting the degradation of our society. For a man who raps about the oppression he faces being a black man in America, his actions just made it all for nothing.

The man basically just sold out his entire race of people so that his album will sell better due to the controversy it stirs up. And the fact that you write things like:

"all ya white, oreo bitch niggas..."

just shows that you are too unintelligent and ignorant to understand. So go out and buy his album, and further promote the downfall of our society.


wake up man, you just don't get it.

Posted by g-boy | February 12, 2008 2:34 PM

^^^Here, here Anon 2:34. Well said!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 2:48 PM

I think what gets lost in translation here is the differnce between being politically correct and whats real. When Sean Bell gets shot 50 times by the police thats not somthing you can do to a person unless they are a nigger that doesnt happen to everyone just us. So if we own the experience why shouldnt we own the word, thats what Nas is saying.
G Bush’s dad did business with the nazis yet know one will ever call him one or questions his actions. Yet Barack Obama gets slandered as a radical muslim by his opponents even though hes been a baptist for 20 years. Id rather a person like Rush Limbough call Barrack or myself a n**ger and show his ignorance than say stuff like halfrican American and get a pass. You folks dont get it we have to live with unfavorable circumstances based on our ancestry I am a ni**er and im not ashamed either, because the chardonay sipping silverspoon types cant say that they have achieved in the face of overwhelming adversity and poverty like I can. And all you people saying that this somehow hurts black people should consider that a week after killing Sean Bell the NYPD was hell bent on trying to justify shooting an unarmed man 50 times If that doesnt prove that we still are Ni**ers nothing does.

Posted by moneyboss | February 12, 2008 3:20 PM

All of you people on here really have no room to talk. Aint nobody perfect, so no-one has room to judge. America is soppoesed to be the land of the free. Freedom of speach. Everyody is always gonna do something or say something that someone else disaggrees with. Nigga or Nigger that word was created by white racists, from times of slavery and bondage. The word is now rightfully ours because, we have endured all the bullshit that was thrown our way. We still stand strong, and successful, so we can use it whenever and however the fuck we want.

And America needs Jesus,not just Nas and Kelis. What did YOU do last night?

Give them their time to shine, change the media spotlight for a min, besides I'm tired of hearing about all these hollywood trainwrecks. You don't see kelis on camera smoking crack.

food for thought...

Posted by TheMRS. | February 12, 2008 4:46 PM

@moneyboss... i read all of these comments hoping to read something of intellectual value. your comment was the only one. thank you for not simply repeating every other half-assed point in this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 6:20 PM

this is awesome! now a days who has a problem with the word nigger? not me and not these two. the only people who care about this are white people. i live in the south and it aint a big deal down here to white or black people. if i knew where to get some clothes with nigger on it i would run out now and buy two of everthing. and i know my black girlfriend would wear it and not think twice nor would the people arond her...except maybe stuffy white people. i support both of them for wearing that stuff,both sexy kelis and that racist nigger nas.

Posted by JUGGALO | February 12, 2008 6:26 PM

I think if people would just use that word and stop letting it bother them then it would stop being a hurtful word, like I grew up being teased about having red hair. I was teased and I cried. Now I don't let it bother me. I have been called Whitey. No big deal. Just ignore it or embrace it and then it can't hurt you. I grew up teased about being red headed, skinny, freckled. I cried all the time. I was so depressed. Then one day I just stopped letting it bother me. When I was about FORTY.

Posted by BarbaraTiemeier | February 12, 2008 8:17 PM

carrot head

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 8:39 PM

What nas was talking about with the comments on blacks not being able to vote in 23 years is what is called a sunset clause to the civil rights act. This is a relativly common clause for laws passed by congress and it just means that congress must discuss and extend or pass it again. However, the right to vote is not an issue as that was guareented by the 15th amendment altough many practices were set in place in order to cheat blacks from their natural right such as a grandfather clause, a literacy test and downright brutal intimidation and violence. By the way quite a few of these comments to be extremly offensive and it saddens me greatly to see the immaturity that an issue like this gets along with the downright rasism that is displayed by many of my fellow americans. Rasism is perhaps Americas true legacy.

Posted by HUMAN | February 12, 2008 9:12 PM

No Anon 10:52...look at yourself. How does it feel to be a hateful, racist bastard? Huh?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 12:09 AM

her ass makes me horny

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 1:15 AM


Reading these comments brings sheer disappointment and sadness. One of the reasons I absolutely love music is because it has a message and it brings people together. So many of you are comfortable to post hurtful, racist comments when you are hiding behind a computer screen with no identity. How pathetic. And, so many so-called "indie fans" vehemently claim that they are anti-conformist when really, you are no different than the ignorant groups who don't think critically and simply practice what everyone else is believing.

The individuals who posted angry, racist comments are using this message board as an outlet. They are angry and insecure about some factor in their lives and this kind of negative behavior is typical to boost self-esteem. Posting hateful messages will not make your anger go away. It will make it worse.

Look in the mirror and ask why there is so much hurt and anger trapped in the heart.

Peace.

Posted by sad | February 13, 2008 1:19 AM


Reading these comments brings sheer disappointment and sadness. One of the reasons I absolutely love music is because it has a message and it brings people together. So many of you are comfortable to post hurtful, racist comments when you are hiding behind a computer screen with no identity. How pathetic. And, so many so-called "indie fans" vehemently claim that they are anti-conformist when really, you are no different than the ignorant groups who don't think critically and simply practice what everyone else is believing.

The individuals who posted angry, racist comments are using this message board as an outlet. They are angry and insecure about some factor in their lives and this kind of negative behavior is typical to boost self-esteem. Posting hateful messages will not make your anger go away. It will make it worse.

Look in the mirror and ask why there is so much hurt and anger trapped in the heart.

Peace.

Posted by sad | February 13, 2008 1:24 AM

c'mon guyz; stop hatin!let Mr. NAS DO his thing; what's your problem? it's not like he was certified mad or sth b4 doing the album; he's still the same ol' hip hop guru. it justified. if he made albums or titles based on your reason, he would be no nas any more

Posted by vince | February 13, 2008 2:21 AM

This is the dumbest string of comments I've ever seen here. That is a truly monumental statement, and it is true. Congratulations, folks: you make outsiders fear for the future of human civilization----

whoever wrote this must be an alien

Posted by L.DIAMOND | February 13, 2008 11:12 AM

Okay everybody, let's hug and make up. You's all my niggas. And beeotches! Yes, even you's! :D

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:31 PM

Hey, when i was a kid in the late 80's early 90's we were saying nigga, and nobody made a peep. Now, the suburban kids are saying and texting it, and now everybody, black and white are upset. I don't get it. This isn't dumbing down black people, black people are dumbing down because alot of them have given up in addition to finances being taken out of the inner city schools. That just doesn't affect black children, but white children who live in inner city neighborhoods like South Philly.

Posted by sol91274 | February 13, 2008 7:41 PM

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http://sunshinecitylassie.blogspot.com/2008/02/nigger-no-seriously-their-shirts-say.html

Check it out and please let me know what you think.

Posted by amy | February 16, 2008 1:05 AM

Thanks, Anon 1:20, for the link to the NY Times book review.

Posted by Amy | February 16, 2008 12:54 PM

Nigger.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2008 1:20 PM

Not so sure about all this.
I love Kelis...Nas is a very fortunate dude.
I just don't know though, we are so far past ironic nowadays , everythings been done , people are only ever trying to outshock each other.
Obviously Nas is fully aware of the tumult of discussion , opinions and reactions this would cause.

One thing for 'trendsetter' on here though, not right to pose Jazz , Rock , and everything else...even Hip Hop for that matter , as 'black'.

Impossible to try and pull apart the rich interwoven cultural fabric that constitutes the last century+ of culture.
Impossible to ignore the 'white' influences and elements in Jazz , Rock , Reggae , Hip Hop and everything else.

This word being discussed on here is emotive , and maybe it shouldn't be 'reclaimed' or 'devalued'....so it's 'power'remains, both as an offense taken and an insult given.
But these shock tactics are now useless.
We should all be moving towards a better day.....

Posted by skot | February 16, 2008 11:38 PM

How all yall get off nas dick....he do what he want he mutha fukkin vet dumbasses...nas playin wit millions u think he give a fuck about what yall say.

Posted by Knell | February 25, 2008 11:18 PM

Kelis got an ass in dem pants

Posted by RJ | March 7, 2008 8:27 PM

I think it's so damn funny ! I also like some of these nigger posts. Learn how to write, spell and speak so someday people may actually take you seriously. Until then, "yall be jus a joke" HAHAHAHAHA !!!

Posted by Da Troof | March 11, 2008 9:25 PM

all yall all yall all yall all yall all yall

Nigger Nigger Nigger Nigger Nigger Nigger Nigger

Posted by Da Troof | March 11, 2008 10:20 PM

Would you expect anything less from 2 niggers ?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2008 11:33 PM

KRS will take care of NAS, lol. So Brooklyn is all white now, wow, not surprised.

Posted by Concerned | March 12, 2008 10:40 PM

We know what they are, they don't need the sign.

Posted by Kelli J | March 12, 2008 10:48 PM

^^...and we know what you are "Kelli J"...a scared racist asshole who hides on blog comment boards talking shit because you're afraid you'll get beat up if you leave your hellhole studio apartment.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2008 11:53 PM

Well, come on now, they are just niggers after all. They can't be held up to measure against human standards, since they are only just subhuman niggers. What were you expecting, rocket science?
>>>BUT WE BEEZ INVENTIMATIN PEANUT BUTTER N'SHIT, CRACKER!

Posted by Jenkem | March 13, 2008 2:26 AM

Well, come on now, they are just niggers after all. They can't be held up to measure against human standards, since they are only just subhuman niggers. What were you expecting, rocket science?
>>>BUT WE BEEZ INVENTIMATIN PEANUT BUTTER N'SHIT, CRACKER!

Posted by Jenkem | March 13, 2008 2:28 AM

If whites and all the other human races would just leave niggers alone they would be extinct in 50 years from killing each other off, and AIDS and all the other kinds of nigger shit that niggery niggers do. Niggers aren't human. Nature has been trying to kill them off as the failed evolutionary branch that they are but because of naive white intervention we have kept this crappy race of nigger failures alive and prolonged its suffering. Leave the niggers alone! It's the human thing to do!!!!

Posted by Jenkem | March 13, 2008 2:47 AM

How many races exist on this planet? Last I checked, I counted only one -- Adam's race. People look at something as superficial as dermal pigmentation, or ocular coloring, or relative measures of facial features to differentiate between familial groupings thus distancing themselves from the "alien" to grant themselves a right to action arising from fear of the unknown and different. So long as words as "nigger," "mick," "camel jockey," "spick," "dego," "porch monkey," "whop," "chink," "hebe," "pole-ack," "jap," "jerry," "cracker," "towel-head," "whitey," or other epitaphs are used as part of hateful rhetoric (I apologize for using a list of derogatory terms which is not inclusive of every offense name that may be applied to some group) we evidence the fact that we have not, as a species, learned to love one another or to care for our fellow man for the simple sake that he is our brother and our sister -- wherein we do have responsibility towards each other. I am thankful that there are a few who recognize and rejoice in the fact there is one single human family. It saddens me to know that there are some that cannot see past the superficial physical components of this existence. It is a burden to think of the myriad millions who are indifferent, for therein this evil finds refuge to breed.
So long as individuals refuse to recognize that we are part of the same family, we will continue to have the phobic reactions of the small-minded repeated in hysteric waves that only seem to amplify the fearful actions of the few. It is to our collective advantage to treat all people equally, else we shall have the horrors of the past visited upon us once again (Nazi Germany; slave trade; taxation without representation; repression of human rights and basic dignities; et al.)
Is this life really about "he can use that word, but she cannot," with the sole criteria used to make that determination being "to what group do you belong?" Hate against any one of my brethren is hate against me. War against any of humanity is a war against all of humanity. Words are weapons regardless of what the children chant (...sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me...) Let us collectively put away all racial anger and malice, protest the use of pejorative terms, and protect ourselves against those who would fling us back to barbarism.
If one believes this world is the result of nothing but blind chance, why waste the calories on hate and fear? Life is far too short to wear the wounds of such negative emotions, or to bare the burden of divisive language.
If one believes this world is the result of the divine, why spend so much energy hating those who are also His progeny? Why kill each other over such petty superficial differences only to hasten the time one must stand before the judgment seat. Persuade me with a mouth that preaches truth, not deceitful lips which whisper destructively divisive words; show me hands that work righteousness and win my heart, hands used to work wickedness only wound souls.
I struggle in this very issue against my own inner man. This does not make me a hypocrite; it means that I am human. It may be that most, if not everybody has this struggle to some extent. We need to all move towards the ideal, holding ourselves to the same standards we demand from others. And yes -- There is a universal standard (as testified in the Nuremburg trials). When next you look upon the face of the fellow near you, do not dismiss them out of hand with a diminutive derogatory said under your breath, but remember they too got up that morning to meet similar challenging weights of the day. Why add to any one's burdens hatred for the mere sake of a perceived "alien nature?"

Posted by pjh | March 14, 2008 4:27 PM

Yeah, pjh, racism DOES suck.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2008 4:43 PM

BV...I know you are currently busy at SXSW but please take a look at the hatred being spewed on your site, especially the "Jenkem" comments posted March 13 above. I know there is little you can do about idiots who access your site and you can't be expected to monitor every bit of spew that some degenerate chooses to post here, but please delete his hatred from this thread. Also, is there any way to trace his email address in order to permanantly block this ass from having access to your comment boards. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2008 4:57 PM

Whether you are a racist who is having fun playing around with the word "nigger" or you are like me, a black man smart enough to realize that by responding, whether you like black people or not, you accomplish Nas' objective...talking about race and racism. White people overwhelmingly seem blind to racism black people see everyday, but they don't want to talk about it, because they have no moral authority on it. Reason being, racism is not as blatant and in your face as it was in the '50s and '60s. Racism is very subtle, yet very calculated. I'll bet racists like "Jenkem" probably have their cousins and sisters(incestuous and inbred) as their parents, but still have enough sense to know the only forum they have to spew this "white niggerdom" is in anonymous place like this. Otherwise, they'd be subject to a good old fashioned passionate ass-whooping. Black people need to stop letting "nigger" offend them if we use it amongst ourselves. I live in the south, I still don't think it's cool for white people to say it AT ALL. But what white people need to understand the word "nigger" falls into what I call the "little brother" category. I can slap my "little brother" upside the head all day cause that's my little brother. but if anyone else does it, there's a problem. That doesn't justify it, but that explains one of the many double standards that make America what it is(THE WORLD'S BIGGEST HYPOCRITE). Like a man who screws a bunch of women is a pimp or a stud, but a woman who does the same thing is a slut....think about it.

Posted by chikkenhawk | March 25, 2008 4:12 PM

I WANT TO KNOW WHERE CAN I BUY A "NIGGER" SHIRT?

Posted by PoPSz | April 25, 2008 5:04 PM

Can we give a top 5 Greatest of All Timer SOME credit. Nas is irony, contradiction, brilliance, brash sarcasm and honesty. That's what hip hop IS!!! Problem is, most of you like that safe negro punk shit. Grow some and hear the man out...and his wacky promo stunts.

Posted by 614Grind | April 29, 2008 11:57 AM

he meant to say that he wants to abolish the fact black people's votes dont get counted...

i like this movement..its positive

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 10:36 AM

Nas is the greatest hip hop artist of all time next to Tupac. He and Kelis seem real proud rockin these shirts. Maybe they don't see the word Nigger as being a negative thing. They're black and proud. Put it together dumb shits!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 2:45 AM

Nas is nowhere near "the greatest hip hop artist of all time next to Tupac."

Try listening to some actual, pre-90s rap music you clown. Oh, and Tupac isn't the greatest hip hop artist of all time, either.

Here are a few MCs that would clean the floor with Nas:

Rakim (the greatest MC of all time)
Big Daddy Kane
Notorious BIG
KRS-One

Shit, I'd even put Jay ahead of Nas. Why do you think Nas keeps turning down Jay's freestyle challenges? Oh yeah, because Nas' freestyle flow is garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 3:24 AM

"Everyone knows Brooklyn is where it's at anyway."
This guy is def from the Mid West.

And the the dude above me about jay z free styles? They did have a battle and NaS won. And also, in the height of the controvery Hot 97 did a poll (I know who cares but jay z sucks) and NaS came in above.

Posted by Queens. | July 15, 2008 2:09 PM

The fact of the matter is, Nas is calling out biggotry and racism and that is the bottom line. why do people act like they do not say the same word behind closed doors or when they are with their inner circle? I am black, a black woman, well educated, mother, wife, and I have been called a Nigger on several occasions. It is what it is. Get over it. The problem is you think Nas is ignorant because he says Nigger. Do you really believe that? No. Listen to the lyrics. He is educating you about our struggle and why we as black people have to come together, stop the shooting and killing each other, etc. Stop being the stereotype and be a world changer.Stop being what they expect and be what God ordained.

Posted by Mel | July 23, 2008 11:55 PM

Stop hating let them do them

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 10:17 PM

Monkey see, monkey do. No doubt Asian (Paki) sweat shops will be knocking out this shit attire for years to come. It's a shame about Dunblane...

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 12:05 PM

My queen used the milkshake to bring y'all to my slaughterhouses
I do this for the group home kids in boarding houses
This is that nigga shit that's on the album
For the niggas inside the chalk line in 40 houses

Nas just made you all look like fools

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2008 8:40 PM

Being a nigger has nothing to do with pigmenation.

A nigger is a stupid, lazy, whining, excuse-making loser who may have dark skin. Might have white skin too. Per capita there are probably more black niggers than white, yellow or brown niggers. Doesn't have to stay this way though.

The sooner that other blacks realize the only persons to blame for black niggers are the parents of black niggers or the blacks who themselves choose to be niggers, the sooner there will be no more black niggers than niggers of any other color.

Oh and when it comes to the "greatest hip hop artist of all time"...are you fucking kidding me? This shit has only been around for 20 years. In 50 years no one will be listening to thoughtless shit created by people who can't read or write music. The whole idea of 'all time' when it comes to rap is a joke. Sort of like the best country artist of all time. How long will people be listening to that shit either? Even Bach, Chopin and Beethoven are only a few hundred years old. Lets re-ask these questions in 10,000 years.

Posted by Snoot Pelt | November 13, 2008 8:02 PM

Fuck all that racist talk, does anyone know where she got her earrings?

Posted by Kreayshawn | May 20, 2012 4:06 PM

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