TMZ Poll: ‘African American’ or ‘N--ga’?

The poll came after Suge Knight said that he found the term “African American” offensive.

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Suge Knight 

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Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight told TMZ that he is offended when people call him African American because he isn't African. Knight said that the term is offensive to black people, TMZ reports. 

But Knight didn't stop there, and neither did TMZ. Knight explained that he didn't understand the controversy surrounding the word "nigga" and felt that its use shouldn't be limited only to rappers.

TMZ wrote, "At first his theory sounds a little shocking, but maybe he has a point. So we gotta ask."

They posted an online poll asking readers whether people should "refer to black people as 'African American' or 'ni**a.' "

At press time, "ni**a" is leading the poll, with 56 percent of some 66,000 votes reported.

Read more at TMZ.

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