But what happens if the white person isn't trying to offend the black person and simply cites either a black person or references a song with the word "nigga" in it?
The answer came this year at the vienna opera ball in February. Kim Kardashian was a special guest there, invited by a millionaire for a large amount of money.
She met the German comedian Oliver Pocher there. In an interview, Pocher was asked whether he would dance at the ball.
His answer was: Yes, we are just waiting for the song "Niggas in Vienna".
For your information: He was referencing a song by Kanye West, Kardashian's boyfriend (!), who had made a song called "Niggas in Paris".
So clearly, Pocher only made a joke that was basically just the title of a song, just slightly changed to the location they were at: Vienna.
What was Kardashian's response? She and her mum were all grumpy and totally offended. Their first words to each other were: "He said nigga".
- Black person makes a song about "niggas in Paris", defining himself as one of these "niggas".
- Girlfriend of black person (who obviously had no problem with prior statement) goes to Opera ball.
- White guy references song, only calling it "Niggas in Vienna" instead.
- Girlfriend is offended beyond belief. No more coolness, no more "me and my niggas" attitude.
Here is my complaint: When you're the girlfriend of a guy who likes to throw around the word "nigga", don't be insulted if other people use that word in satirical (not racist) ways.
I find it the biggest hippocrisy how all these gangstas and their girlfriends define themselves as "niggas" and then feel totally shocked and astonished when they hear the same word from a white person's mouth.
Now, let's fast forward to this year's football world cup. The black singer Rihanna, appearantly a big fan of the German national team, recently wrote about the (white) striker Miroslav Klose:
My nigga Klose.
She's a big fan of Klose. But now let me ask you: Am I even allowed to mention how she called him? Or will that cause black people to say: Damn.... he said "nigga"!!!
And until now, I always thought that only white people are so inhibited.