FULL PART TWO: Our Thoughts on Gina Rodriguez Singing the N-Word

  • Published on Oct 21, 2019
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  • Jessi London
    Jessi London 18 hours ago

    I agree with Loni

  • Tom Atos
    Tom Atos 18 hours ago

    Blackest sista dropped the truth

  • Ifedayo Thomas Gatling
    Ifedayo Thomas Gatling 19 hours ago

    Use the word get slapped Periodt

  • Sasha V
    Sasha V 19 hours ago

    I’m with Amanda and Adrienne. Sorry not sorry. And Hard LOL at Loni for proving Amanda’s point with the Michael Jackson reference. She really thought she had that one. Why is it in order to explain the nuances about Black issues, people don’t get it until we provide examples of the Jewish experience that is the same? This is getting old.

  • Hannah Sharitz
    Hannah Sharitz 19 hours ago

    I agree with Loni take it out of music. None of the modern day rappers know what it’s like to be a black person when it was used

    • Hannah Sharitz
      Hannah Sharitz 19 hours ago

      But I also agree she shouldn’t have said it.

  • Rebecca Luevano
    Rebecca Luevano 19 hours ago

    Thank you Lonnie!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Tionna Johnson
    Tionna Johnson 21 hour ago

    I agree with both of them but Im going with Amanda its like not cussing in front of your mom and tbh we all know why people want to say it so bad and its because anything black is a trend or cool now it's annoying as hell everyone wanna be black until its time to be black 😐

  • Bee Dee
    Bee Dee 21 hour ago

    No Amanda that’s not what you’re saying and you’re making an excuse for people using a term that should not be used at all stop justifying a word that has no place in anyone’s mouth anybody no matter what race I don’t wanna hear a history lesson it’s wrong. Period

  • Bee Dee
    Bee Dee 21 hour ago

    Thank you Loni you’re the only one speaking truth

  • playboi kyra
    playboi kyra 22 hours ago

    idgaf if it’s a song. black people are taking the word back. if she ain’t black and don’t look black don’t use it.

  • Ieisha Breham
    Ieisha Breham 22 hours ago

    Loni bad dressing ass always has something to say. Stfu sometimes 😒

  • Person
    Person 23 hours ago

    By claiming that black people shouldn't use a reclaimed slur in part of expressing their experience and identity in their music, rather than simply non-black people leaving it out while singing along, it takes away the responsibility for non-black people to think for themselves and take accountability for the actions they choose to take and puts the responsibility for what they do and don't do on black people.
    Maybe other non-black people could grow up, hold themselves responsible for what they do in life, instead of forcing people to cater to their unwillingness to be mindful in their choices.
    ~ From a white person who has zero trouble leaving out the N word when singing along to music (it's not really not hard, therefore people just don't care, and that's the problem).

  • Keara Boo
    Keara Boo Day ago

    Amanda needs to be ok this show permanently!!! She keeps it more real than all of them! And is the one that ain’t scared to challenge know it all loni !

  • Sade Peyton
    Sade Peyton Day ago

    Shut up Loni!! Amanda is so right on this one!

  • ilovepeaches400
    ilovepeaches400 Day ago

    At the end of the day. When black people choose to use the word and put it in their songs that white people also listen to and buy, they need to accept the fact that this will be continuously controversial.

  • sabrinaguerra78
    sabrinaguerra78 Day ago

    Loni speaking truth.

  • Emily Elizabeth
    Emily Elizabeth Day ago

    Jeanie is right. Periodt

  • Jac 098123
    Jac 098123 Day ago

    I agree with loni

  • Coya Darling
    Coya Darling Day ago

    Tupac explained it perfectly. I don’t remember who the interviewer was but she was a white lady who asked him that same question

  • Vida Martinez
    Vida Martinez Day ago

    I’m with Loni !!!

  • Julia M.
    Julia M. Day ago

    Totally agreed with Loni’s argument

  • Joy Desi
    Joy Desi Day ago

    Come on Ms.Masters in African Studies from Columbia 👏🏽 I love amanda she’s always putting Loni in check

  • Joyce Cohen
    Joyce Cohen Day ago

    Loni ON POINT👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • Joyce Cohen
    Joyce Cohen Day ago

    whats the point of writing lyrics if you cant sing it???

  • Joyce Cohen
    Joyce Cohen Day ago

    the girl in the middle is STUUUUPID

  • markisa
    markisa Day ago

    thats like straight people thinking we have the right to say the f word when that is not our place at all that word oppressed the lgbtq community for decades hell maybe even centuries and who am i to tell them they cant use it as a joke or as a greeting amongst them. js dont say it it really isnt that hard

  • markisa
    markisa 2 days ago

    i hate that people use that whole WeLl DoNt CaLl Me A cRaCkEr bs youre entire race was not oppressed bc of that word that word was not used on you while being beaten raped and oppressed.

  • E A
    E A 2 days ago

    Literally u not black, i am... u can use it but it might get you punched in yo MF mouth! And loni tryna make excuses like bitch we gon say it cus we can

  • Kai Lyn
    Kai Lyn 2 days ago

    Here’s the thing: the n word can be compared to the b word.
    B word was originally a demeaning word.. just like the n word. But now people are comfortable with calling their friends both words. I’m black but
    I can’t in good conscience call someone I care about a b or n word because I know where the word comes from. So I agree with Adrienne. If you don’t feel comfortable saying it DONT (even if you’re black).
    The b word and the n word are both used as terms of “endearment” now and tbh it doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe it’s something only older people or old souls understand but I can’t get with it. But to each his own. I also agree that people should know how to sensor themselves and not use the word if you’re not black. You don’t have to sing every lyric.
    Also stop hating on Loni because she’s entitled to her opinion and it’s not even a bad opinion or idea. Idek why black people love that word so much anyway. Like why do you insist on saying it??

    SWISH FACE 2 days ago

    This is complete fuckery! Just sing along to the songs word for word! Don't let these women dictate what you can and can't do!

  • Froxy Momo
    Froxy Momo 2 days ago


  • Sunny n
    Sunny n 2 days ago

    Not all rap artists use it to show their struggle.. most use it as a casual term. Shouldn't be one rule for one and another for others. You hate it so much.. stop using it yourself in your songs. Teach by example. People often imitate.. not do what you tell them to do.

  • Sunny n
    Sunny n 2 days ago

    Goodness, I liked Amanda until this!

  • Claude Carothers
    Claude Carothers 2 days ago

    I agree with Loni ! Everyone wants to act like we took something negative and made it positive is a bunch of bs it’s always been negative and always will be. We as black people should’ve never reintroduced that word back into society but since we have this is the outcome!

  • Plagiocephaly
    Plagiocephaly 2 days ago

    If it's so hurtful let it go! Easy and simple.

  • Jerome Gibson
    Jerome Gibson 2 days ago

    I feel Lonnie is wrong,it us a choice, and as a black man I don't use it,but others will. But if you are not black,you can sing the song without saying the word
    I do it, so it can be done.

  • Nathalie Cabral
    Nathalie Cabral 2 days ago

    That woman sitting in the center would have her head spinning if she walked through nyc and heard all the Asians and Hispanics saying the N word.

  • Jayden Shack
    Jayden Shack 2 days ago

    I stay quiet from this

  • Mariah Danielle
    Mariah Danielle 2 days ago

    It is for black people to decide amongst ourselves how WE want to use the word since it was a word used to oppress our people. So non black people tell us if we should or shouldn’t use the word and how it’s used, understand that is NOT your place. I agree with the women who said if you don’t want no parts of perpetuating the oppression of black peoples then it’s really not that damn difficult to not use the word. Otherwise, be ready for the backlash. “ I also agree with Loni that we shouldn’t use it but not for the intent of making other people comfortable but because to use the word is to embrace slave culture. We are kidding ourselves if we say that it is a term of endearment. Black peoples we did have a culture before slavery and it did not include the n-word. Thanks for sharing

  • Kimberly Moena’
    Kimberly Moena’ 2 days ago

    Loni give me house mamie vibes

    INFO ATTACK 2 days ago

    Not saying the N-word, isn't going to stop racist white people and white nationalists and brutal police from doing what they've always been doing!

  • Cassie Tf.
    Cassie Tf. 2 days ago +1

    Amanda need to stay on the show

  • The voice of reason
    The voice of reason 2 days ago

    Don't support black music, simple! Support your own music.

  • Abi Tulabot
    Abi Tulabot 2 days ago

    Who's the lady in the middle? She's speaking the truth. Her words are the kinda stuff I'd find in one of my readings for university

  • Monique Moreno
    Monique Moreno 2 days ago

    Ok Amanda. Loni is Black and doesn’t share your view. Respect it. You’re showing hella immaturity and the reason why they threw yo ass out the party on the curb

  • Rav3n Victoria
    Rav3n Victoria 3 days ago

    The one in the middle slow asf😂 black people really don’t care who say the N word as long as they’re not saying it in a offensive way look at Miley Cyrus and that other white lady and nobody cares

  • Rosita
    Rosita 3 days ago

    Listen! I'm with the argument that black people shouldn't say the n word but if they want to it's their right. No other group in American has had their blood spilled in the USA in relationship to that word not Asians and not Latinos. Secondly just because you have African ancestry doesn't mean you are black. And when I say black I mean African American. Their are so many people who are in the African diaspora that share the same ancestry but they don't share the African American experience. Just because you are Afro Latino or Afro Asian doesn't mean that you navigate through the USA the same way as an African American nor do you have the same historical ties to this words such as African Americans. That word will never effect you they way it has and can affect African Americans communities.

  • Online Assistant
    Online Assistant 3 days ago +1

    I understand both sides. I believe if you are telling a story about your experience and you consciously choose to say the word... ok fine. To
    use it loosely or in a song as “slang” i say get rid of it
    I have children that are listening to current music and I do my best to filter or use kids bop as much as possible but things will slip through so occasionally I will hear a inappropriate lyric and my daughter will sing it proud. She has NO IDEA what she is saying or what it means!
    Thankfully I will hear it and I can correct her but to date I have to say I dont think she has ever heard the N word and she is 8.
    So imagine a few years from
    now she is introduced to some music with that word in it and she is in her teen years where she may be a bit more to herself... she may sing a song with that word. I will teach her that she shouldnt but im pretty sure she will wonder why its ok to use it? We can learn alot from
    children. Its a good place to start when debating these issues.
    I personally believe this “taking back the power” of that word is Deep deep deep! Why would you take the power back and keep the power over something that is so offensive and so painful? I believe we think we are taking the power back but in fact we are letting it live and every single time that word is spoken.. the people who believe in condemning the black culture will smile. It gives THEM power.. the word still lives on!!
    I think as a race/culture we can come up with something else. Lets create our own word with a meaning that uplifts us. Why are we allowing a word that came from people that hate us live on? There is no power in that.. it is somewhat reframing and a bit of surrender. I think we should also know that if a word is in a song there is a huge risk it will be repeated. Another conscious thought before recording. I believe that the artist recording this type of music in some cases will not have an issue with it. So defending the side of not repeating it is pointless. Unless you are sharing a personal story in my humble opinion let that word go. Lets honor words that were created to lift us up! There is a beautiful history in that and it can live on forever! Not this other word.

  • Lamduan Nasingkharn
    Lamduan Nasingkharn 3 days ago +1

    Just stop using it !!

  • J ALVI
    J ALVI 3 days ago

    we have a problem with that word. yet we use sexual explicit content, and degrading women like its all good ? come on humanity

  • Jennifer Pemberton
    Jennifer Pemberton 3 days ago

    The N Word should not be used by anyone. Stop trying to justify its use as black rappers telling there story. It's a derogatory word made up by the aggressors so should not be uttered by anyone.

  • hibaq Moa
    hibaq Moa 3 days ago

    Loni is pissing me off.

  • Grace Genus
    Grace Genus 3 days ago


  • Randy Rodriguez
    Randy Rodriguez 3 days ago

    Amanda needs to gtfo

  • sha s
    sha s 3 days ago

    This is becoming like the View and I dont mean that in a good way. (& I like the View)

  • Jessica Wells
    Jessica Wells 3 days ago

    I completely agree with Loni. Just stop using the word.

  • genea w
    genea w 3 days ago +1

    i honestly feel like the word should be taken away completely, why would we hold on to something that is so negative and had hurt our ancestors and try to flip it to make some positive and justify it by saying “we’re black”
    so we can say it and other people cant, to me that mindset is childish and we all need to move on from it instead of trying to turn it into a positive meaning . then in part one or two when amanda said it reflects our pain , yea black people go through things but it isnt no where near as bad as to what our ancestors been through, i bet you wouldnt dare catch them saying that word to their fellow brothers and sisters so in conclusion just throw the WHOLE word away .

  • l alex jimenez
    l alex jimenez 3 days ago

    This lady is so thick

  • SirSade lll
    SirSade lll 3 days ago

    You cant be together if a word can make everyone debate over it its not hard to stop using the word no one should have to be singing a song and paying so close of attention for one danm word

  • cindi c
    cindi c 4 days ago

    I agree with Loni .
    Why be offended if the artist uses it .
    This public figure is sometimes a roll model from young teens and when they hear this influencer use it again and again well it's obviously gonna stick
    Lyrics are made to be catchy .. don't use the N word if you don't want it to be heard.