TMZ might want a lesson in taste. The gossip site posted a story Monday about how Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight said that calling black people “African-American” is offensive because he’s not African.
Knight said though that he prefers to be called “ni**a” and thinks the word shouldn’t be limited to just rappers. While this is an interesting assertion, it’s a little bizarre that TMZ included a reader poll asking, “Refer to black people as.”
The options are only “African American” or “Ni**a.” With 79,725 votes in, it would appear to be marginally skewed towards “ni**a,” with 55 percent in favor of the loaded word.
See for yourself: