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Hip-Hop Rumors: Why Oprah Cannot Be Friends With Any Rapper…And Like The Whole World!

WELP! Check out this flyness. Oprah has used Hip-Hop in a great many ways this year. She has talked to everybody from Jay-Z to 50 Cent and made a spectacle of DMX with his “Fix My Life” mess. But she refuses to be friends with anybody that uses the N-Word. Mind you, this means she cannot be friends with just about anybody, not just rappers. She couldn’t even be friends with Martin Luther King, Jr. Or any KKK member. Or Rae Dawn Chong. Or Denzel Washington.



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Anyway, yeah…here is what she said.

“You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it. … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”

I feel her on that.

“They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!” -illseed.

Illseed, Out.

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  • ytgarner

    I have nothing to say but I agree.

  • But she is just saying that she won’t be friends with them, she didn’t say that she won’t work with them? At the end of the day Oprah is a business woman and she would NEVER limit her money by doing such thing….Secondly she needs to unfriend 90% of her white friends because at the end of the day they consider us to be
    “Niggers”.

  • maya

    It’s called R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Unfortunately, much of the Hip Hop community doesn’t seem to know what that really means. She said she wouldn’t be friends with anybody who USES THE WORD AROUND HER. It’s just an issue of basic respect. If you know the origins of the word and know somebody is offended and insulted by it, what kind of friend are you to be using it around them like that, anyway?

    Essentially, she is saying that she won’t be friends with anybody who disrespects her. Sounds good to me. More females should take notes. Don’t disrespect yourself. Don’t have disrespectful people in your life. Good plan for success. *shrugs*

    • Well didn’t she play a leading role in “The Color Purple” ? The “N” word was mention numerous times, and the last time I checked it was a job that she got compensated for…So does this mean that she won’t play such kind of roles as well???????????? The point I am trying to make is that celebs like to talk bull because it sounds good, but when it interfares with their income then everything changes.

      • Nemo hos

        Hypos

  • i respect Oprah for that.Too bad we’ll never be friends anyway.

  • You all know I have alot to say about this….So you mean to tell me that after becoming one of the richest black women in the world, and being exposed to individuals like Jay-Z, Master P, and DMX just to name a few, now you are done with being exposed to the “N” word? Had she did this at the begining of her career she would have NEVER made it this far with that mentality. Basically after selling your soul to white America, now you are down with the struggle of the people……? #justsaying

    • Nemo hos

      That is how they all be..but at the same time she still single with no kids but worth 2billies..damn shame

  • STRONGEST LEADER SINCE PAC

    Rae Dong Chong said her A$$ would be field Ni&&A….i can’t get over that ish….Ms. Catcher Freeman in the House!!!

  • chosenxeno

    That last word heard while swingin from a tree is pretty damn heavy.

    • All the more reason to use this powerful term “Negro” in honor of those who died for it and change a term that was once weak and degrading into a powerful force.

    • True!

  • The term “Jew” was once used as an ethnic slur as well, but now is often used by Jews in praise…So why can’t we do the same with the term “Nigga”? join forces and positively transform it back to “Negro” and embrace it and use it in praise as well..(Oprah can facilitate this movement with her star power and friends)..But I guess Oprah finds it easier to abandon the real term “Negro” and have them continue to call most of us African Americans, which is just a modern day term for the word in the first place.

    • One Nite Stanley

      “Jew” did not come into existence until the year 1775

      • Ace

        The word jew been around for more than 2000 years, the people from judea in ancient lsreal were known as Jews.

      • One Nite Stanley

        The word Jew couldn’t have existed back then. It’s an Anglo-Dutch word, and those languages (English and Dutch) weren’t yet invented. SMH. Hence the quotes…not talking about etymological derivatives…I’m talking the actual word “Jew”

      • Ace

        Yh u might be right about the actual word “Jew” in that form of spelling however Hebrew been around for over 2000 years and in Hebrew you’ll find the term judea although it might be spelled different but the dwellants of judea where refered to as “Jews” although the spelling in Hebrew might be different

      • One Nite Stanley

        Absolutely, there’s a big difference. Jews and Hebrews are not the same thing. People usually say “what’s in a word?…or, what’s the big difference?” And I reply, “a lot actually….”

      • Ace

        I was talking about Hebrew as a Language because Jews talk Hebrew language and that’s what they have been using for thousands of years

      • Negro Peligro

        Man that was a good read. You both right which is crazy.

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  • pauleyPee

    Wait a minute… I can read. Oprah actually said that you cannot use the word around “her” and be her friend. In other words “you can’t be around me and use that word at the same time”. That’s a whole different statement then the headline. Smh.

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  • Dwayne Nvo

    See I’mma mean nigga
    Yous afraid nigga
    Ol’ pretend nigga
    Smile and grin nigga
    I hate a false nigga
    Diana Ross nigga
    So if ya lost nigga
    Meet the boss nigga
    He’s a super nigga
    Wit a groupa nigga
    Act stupid nigga
    I’ll fuckin’ nuke the nigga
    Cause yous a happy nigga
    And I’m a nappy nigga
    Fuckin’ scrappy nigga
    Meet ya pappy nigga
    Its Ice Cube nigga
    And Lil’ Jon nigga
    So if ya drunk nigga
    Keep it crunk nigga
    Til’ you punk nigga
    Feel the bump nigga
    Get yo testifying ass in the trunk nigga
    You wanna tell nigga
    I’ll dump a shell nigga
    Send a frail nigga
    Straight ta hell nigga
    Thats ya shelter nigga
    “Heltah-a-Skelta” nigga
    And when I belt a nigga
    They ain’t helpin’ nigga!

    • $18916246

      What?

      • PhilTheGreat

        For people who don’t know. That is Ice Cube’s verse on Lil Jon’s “Crunk Juice” album I believe. It isn’t just a dude randomly reciting a nigga poem. Lol

    • EniggaMA

      look fam. oprah is definitely not ur friend

      • NEWSKULL

        MORE LIKE LOOK NIGGA. Oprah is definitely not your Nigga. Nigga!

      • Negro Peligro

        lol

    • Matt Swan

      Point em out, point em out, point em out…get em

  • ShaStud

    Ppl are reading what she said wrong.. She did say around “her”. As to say her “presence”… Like saying the word around your elderly aunt (something ppl should respect anyway).. Goes to show ppl should “read” more for comprehensive skills instead on waching videos… thats how I took it… O_o…

    • That’s how I interpreted it too, problem is fools are too quick to jump to conclusions instead of properly analyzin the facts presented to em.

  • Eli Pinilla

    If she means nigg*r, then I understand. Im sure there isnt one negro on this website or in the world whos cool with people who say nigg*r….ngga?!?!?! Thats completly different in my eyes. One thing I always appreciated about the black culture is how u made things your own or had a way of turnin negatives into positives. Turning a hateful word into a term of enderment is one of them…soon oprah is gonna stop eating cornbread cuz thats what the slaves ate or ride in a boat cuz thats where they suffered. Dont even climb a tree. Shit, dont use rope. Dont share a bathrooms with white people…..I know shes old, but damn, think about the next 400 years and how they are today instead of focusing on the past 400 years

  • Ace

    We turned rusty steel chains around our necks and arms to gold, silver platinum chains, we should do the same to nigga so they can’t use it against us anymore. It’s called turning water to wine

    • maya

      You must’ve been drinking a lot of it.

    • Troll_E_G

      We had gold n platinum chains on before slavery……study your history

      • Ace

        Oh yh am sure we had because we still do till this day, no other continent has all those minerals except Africa but I was talking about the shipped slaves, they didn’t posses any gold or silver bt nw their descendants do and they didn’t go back to Africa to get it did they??

      • Troll_E_G

        They overpaid tho, dummies spend millions on jewelry when they start a mining company and still wear them plus make billions, the mind of the small thinkers is our demise

  • wickedjones

    We live in America. Not only does she has that right, she shouldn’t be criticized for it.

    • You Got Me Hott Out Here!!

      Well if we live in America then we do have the right to criticize her.

  • TimeWillTellu1

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  • If it was not for her money no one would wanna be friends with that old school personality anyways!

    • maya

      How do you know?

    • KillaKatona

      yo i got money. u wanna be friends?

  • TimeWillTellu1

    Oprah is not a hero.. Whoople Goldberg is not a hero. Michael Jordan is not a hero. Dennis Rodman Is not a hero. They are entertainers, sport figures. creations of the media, media icons and they are about making huge sums of money and we wish these enterprising stars well. . Mary Turner, Laura Nelson, Marie Scott and Jennie Steers are your true historical heroes..

  • timbuktu 1971 Nfri

    MS. OPRAH WE ONE BLACK PEOPLE DO NEED A UNION LIKE D.R.U.M. (DETROIT REVOLUTIONARY UNION
    MOVEMENT) AND THE BLACK PANTHERS. UNITE AND GATHER ALL NEGRO EMBASSIES,
    POLITICIANS, MUNICIPAL, SENATE, CITY HALL AND PARLIAMENTARY, UNITE ALL
    OUR NEGRO BUSINESSES AND DISCUSS FINANCIAL RESERVE AND ECONOMIC MINING
    LAND AND FUNDING, SO SOON AS WE UNITE WE CAN START OPENING UNIONS,
    CREATING CONTRACTS, ALONG WITH MINING COMPANIES IN ORDER TO MINE,
    CONVERT, PRODUCE, AND RESERVE INVESTMENT FOR BUSINESSES TO SUSTAIN
    DIFFERENT ECONOMICS SUPPORTED BY NEGRO UNIONS TOWARDS NEGRO HUMAN
    RESIDENTS IN DIRE NEED. WE MUST! NO INVASION.

  • NEWSKULL

    Oh please!… What If Dave Chappelle “NIGGAR” Family came on her show… would she find it offensive… “N.I.G.G.A.R ….it is the NIGGAR FAMILY!”… lmao…

    Look people y’all can make jokes about it, y’all can sing about it, y’all can be disgusted by it… It doesn’t matter… People will use it as long as they know Black people are not organized and don’t have any kind of influence…

    I read a story couple of Years ago when I was hanging out in Paris about an arab boy raping a jew girl in the subway… As soon as the girl opened her mouth, thousands of Jews were marching on the street screaming WAR CRIME…. The same day the French prime minister talked about it on national TV like it is an act of terrorism… A week Later The French President talked about that story on national TV condemning the boy who raped her … The police didn’t even START their investigation… Boy I was amazed …

    Now check this out couple of weeks later, the girl said dude didn’t rape him it was just some jealousy type of shit… the story went mute the very next day… Like nothing happened…

    That’s the day I realize we are not shit… The same shit would happen to one of my sisters out there (and lord knows how often shit like that happens in the hood), the story would not go beyond the corner of her hood even if she complains her heart out…

    Do we love our kids? Yes…Do we march? Yes… Do we complain? Yes… why can’t we have the same result?… The hell Jews got that we don’t…
    Lawyers= Jews, Doctor/Scientist = Jews, Accountant/Managers= Jews, Land Lords= Jews, THE MEDIA = Jews…. And that’s On a worldwide scale please believe it!… And I must add they are the BEST at it!… What would happen if they all decide to shut shit down…. I think even most of our wealthy Negros would commit suicide… that’s power right there, the French President didn’t have to think twice…

    NOW US BLACK PEOPLE… We are known and good at Basket Ball, Football, Soccer…. I mean Sports in general and…………… Entertainment…. What else? Top Shottas… Gangstas!… PIMP Drug Dealers?… Heavy weed smokers… it seems like we invented that Crab mentality… But it is not that bad … at least Oprah is worth Billions, Jay and Diddy half a billi… WOW… Powerful Negros!…. we are getting there…

    Wake up Negros, Wake the Hell UP…

    • Matt Swan

      You have a valid point, but there are black doctors, black lawyers, black landlords, and even black billionaires other than Harpo. Thing is we as a culture do not focus on the good that can be through work, but on the easy quick come up. We glorify the things you mentioned in the last paragraph, and support them through money, ideas, and action. We march, cry, fight, and die to better a system that doesn’t take us seriously because WE don’t take ourselves seriously. The Jews stick together like glue and if one screws up, they handle it on the down low. Nothing wrong with that, it’s good business and no press. Not the blacks. We are our own worst enemy bar none. We snitch on our own, commit genocide to our own through drugs, and would be willing to look stupid as hell on a national stage just for a dollar. We’ve been through the same struggles as the jews, but we never got our stuff together like they did. They aren’t sweatin 40 acres and a mule, they’re buyin 40 hectares with servants and a big a$$ pool. I can’t congratulate Jay or Diddly because they both have not helped in our cause to get better. Jay was wealthy off drug sales before he was a serious rapper, puff is the uncle scrooge of rap; for every artist he signs if they are due $100 puff is damn sure to get $99.99 of it FIRST! When was the last time either of them really did anything in the community other than film videos? I’m not going to say all rappers are bad; Luda, Banner, and P all opened their homes and land to people displaced by Katrina. Did harpo? But you’re right; we need to wake up. Spikes been saying it for years.

    • Negro Peligro

      Organize. How about just get over it and realize you can’t stop somebody from expressing themselves the way they want too. Either white or black.

      • Troll_E_G

        Actually u can stop folks from saying what they want I.e Glad n the Pink Mafia

  • HUSTLExXxMAN

    damn this site moderating all my comments time to head back to SOHH or HHN 24/7 lol

  • IToldYoMommaYouAintSh_t

    Yo…ya’ll trynna start some dumb separatist ish! She didn’t say you couldn’t be her friend if you use the N word she is saying don’t use it around her. Show her respect and don’t use it. You can use it all you want just respect her wishes and not use it around her. I know mad women like that…young ladies at that. She is a respectable woman and in fact you may want to curb your cursing all together around her out of respect….I be cursin like a maaaafugga! But I bet u if I’m around Oprah I’ll slap myself in the face if one slips out…n*gga

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  • heavyboy

    NOWHERE in her statement did she say that she can’t be friends with someone that uses the n word…… f%ckn NOWHERE*

  • Negro Peligro

    Why black people always talking about Organizing. you cant stop a word with a march. You care about niggas hanging in trees so much.Open an Oprah Bobble head factory in the hood and bring back middle class jobs.

  • ZUBU

    I’m gradually starting to eliminate the use of the word myself. An elderly friend of mine once told me he calls other blacks all types of names but he nevers calls one a N*gga. Because of the way it had been used against us historically he refused to use it. I stopped using it around him period.

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