A word many African Americans (including myself) have differing opinions about:

1.A slang word meaning friend or another person.

2.A new version of a degrating term that means an ignorant black person. Used over a hundred years ago by slave owners and still carries a lot of hostility.

Although it is hypocritical for blacks and some hispanics to say it and not let whites do the same, it has always confused me as to why whites want to so badly.
I am sick of seeing sentences that depict stereotypical black people saying nigga and white people getting mad.
by bmoreangel January 20, 2007
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a way black people use a word to yet once again to keep them in there own black world. yet they want to stop racism but they are who are realy racist against themselves. they can call each other nigga use it it in a song but when a white person says it its racist.yet black people will go up to a white person and say what up my nigga? its a word that is used that makes everybody look like a hypocrite.
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a word that has caused racial controversey over the last few decades and up to current times. It came from the derogatory term for African Amercans "nigger" yet it has a completely different definition than said term.

The contemporary meaning of nigga has two distinct definitions. One means friend, brother, etc. and is mostly used in greeting, such as "Yo wassup my nigga", in this case the word nigga is used in a friendly way.

On the other hand, nigga can also be an insult. Statements such as "F*ck you bitch ass nigga" and "That nigga stole my iPod" are used when one is angry, frustrated, etc. So it all depends on the mood: good mood and nigga means friend, bad mood and nigga means enemy.

Though nigga is used most commonly by African Americans, people of other races use the term as well, though SOME African Americans, not all, feel uncomfortable with others, Caucasians in particular, saying it. In today's society, a white guy can only say "wassup nigga" to a black guy if and only if the black guy is perfectly cool with it. Otherwise, verbal fights may occur.

Again, this word isn't to be confused with "nigger" which really means african piece of sh*t. There is absolutely no friendliness in that word. The only ones who say nigger these days are either people making fun of the word (ex: guys like Dave Chappelle) or racists who seriously need to get shot.
racist white guy: wassup nigger?
black guy: *beats up white guy*

cool white guy: wassup nigga?
black guy: nuthin my nigga u know me Im just chillin
(assuming both of them are friends)
by JT the man January 02, 2008
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When a Black person is infected with ignorance and mutates into a subspecies of violent mysogenists.
Black people are at war with NIggas.
(refer to Dave Chappelle's WHEN KEEPIN' IT REAL GOES WRONG)
by bcolding July 10, 2008
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A term used freely by black people, since it is socially acceptable for racial minorities to be racists. It keeps people of some race apprehensive, when in company of people other than their race. Also used for low class people to regress to earlier time, as an excuse to hate, other races than their own.
White guy, "Why do you say nigga so much Mostafa, you are from Somalia?"
Black guy, "Step off nigga, my bros going to buss a cap in yo ass!"
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a very offensive word used for black people. often used to tease or address black people by people of other races or by black people themselves within their own people.
Hey nigga whats up! where are you going?
by tanan May 03, 2008
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a word for black dudes that white people shouldnt say
Black dude: what up nigga
Black dude2: what up
White dude: LOL HEY NIGGAHS
Black dude: fuckin white piece of shit im gunna shoot yo ass
by sinister96 March 04, 2009
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