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Fashion Mag Called Rihanna the N-Word

Rihanna is pissed after Dutch fashion magazine Jackie called her the n-word. Actually, not just the n-word, they called her a n**gabitch. This somehow came up in a feature on how to imitate Rihanna’s style.

She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n***abitch and she displays that gladly — for her that means what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican [ed. note: Rihanna is actually Barbadian, not Jamaican] ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten [temperatures]. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink ‘shizzle,’ and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare. NY Mag

And this is why foreigners who aren’t adept at American slang shouldn’t be trying to copy it in a magazine. In one paragraph, they made it seem like Rihanna was a porn star with a golden throat and a n***abitch with a short fuse.

Jackie editor Eva Hoeke has since posted an apology on their Facebook page saying the author’s piece meant no harm and the article was supposed to be a joke, though a bad one.

Furthermore I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words. It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang — you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts — but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it. We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it can sometimes happen that someone is out of line. And then you can only do one thing: apologize. And hope that others wish to accept it. From the bottom of my heart I say it again: we never intended to offend anyone. And I mean that.

Some readers are pleased with the apology while others, like Rihanna herself, are not. She tweeted her dissatisfaction.

@evajackie I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000’s of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together Twitter

If this wasn’t enough, on December 18, Rihanna also tweeted about a racist guy that started yelling at her in his undies while she was at a hotel in Portugal.

“I just met the most racist c*** EVER!!! This man said the craziest s**t abt black women called us dogs, sl*ts, we don’t look like s**t, we don’t belong in the same hotels,” she said. “Needless to say, the #N***A in me came out! Bajan accent and all! Lol! Turns out the hotel manager’s black. Oh and he had the NERVE to diss black people in his Tighty whitey’s!!!! SMH…and tbh a lil black wouldn’t hurt him.”

To be fair, it doesn’t help foreigners when you say you have a n***a side. Things sort of get lost in translation and you end up with whatever that Dutch mag was trying to say.

Anyway, to add to all this, Rihanna ran off stage during a concert in Portugal to vomit out of sight of the audience (1:50 mark in video below). She tweeted, “yep! i ran off stage to throw up, halfway thru What’s My Name…made it back juuust in time for RudeBoy.”

Judging by all this, looks like everything has not been coming up Rihanna.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sc3EDl6FuzU

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SinnerPlease
SinnerPlease
8 years ago

Its a sensitive word
unless youre playing a biggie cd in your ride with your windows down in full karaoke mode..

Webster
Webster
8 years ago

Isn’t “no talent” two words?

xenocrates
xenocrates
8 years ago

The word is offensive period. White foreigners envy blacks, in a way, so they try to adopt black slang and FAIL hard. Blacks shouldn’t say the n word and neither should whites. It has too bad of a history behind it. PERIOD

xenocrates
xenocrates
8 years ago

The word is offensive period. White foreigners envy blacks, in a way, so they try to adopt black slang and FAIL hard. Blacks shouldn’t say the n word and neither should whites. It has too bad of a history behind it. PERIOD

xenocrates
xenocrates
8 years ago

The word is offensive period. White foreigners envy blacks, in a way, so they try to adopt black slang and FAIL hard. Blacks shouldn’t say the n word and neither should whites. It has too bad of a history behind it. PERIOD

Candycanechris Awuor2
Candycanechris Awuor2
8 years ago

meant as a joke…. as a woman of color myself I take offense to that. Basically what one is implying is that using the n word is just a joke as is the history behind it…. slavery for example. i agree with xenocrates no one should use this word!

ioIo_ko
ioIo_ko
8 years ago

***bajan, not Barbadian…. lol

Cnina86
Cnina86
8 years ago

I think it is horrible that black ‘artists’ are popularising this word. It’s an insult to black race and basically they are inviting whites and others to start using it again. In the end of the day, when a non-black person sees them using it in songs they may think ‘oh well, if blacks can say it probably it’s nothing offensive they just admit that it fits them’.
I don’t consider Rihanna to be an artist. She is an embarrassment to the black music.

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