A Place fo' Niggas
Granted, it's only Monday morning, but I think it's safe to say we've found our Genius of the Week for the week of Monday October 30, 2006.
October 29, 2006 -- A new Web site owned by an 18-year-old New Jersey native is causing controversy because of its use of the n-word.
It's called NiggaSpace.com - and it mimics the popular myspace.com site.
Have a look-see for yourself. It's like MySpace, but for "niggas."
Based on a cursory perusal of the site, the idea seems to be white kids setting up joke profiles posing as black kids as well as black celebrities like Rick James. According to the welcome message on the front page of the site, "You definitely don't have to be black to join! We just want to embrace the black culture that continues to innovate and strive!"
A poll on the front page of the site asks, "How black are you?" The four options are, "Brake yoursilf nigga!" "I'm not black," "Niggaspace Emo," and "Creole."
LOL at Creole.
Who's behind this mess, anyway? We don't know.
The owner - who goes by the name Tyrone, and won't reveal his race - said "this is no way meant to be racist, my biggest intention is to change the connotation of the word."
You get the idea that "Tyrone" is some cracka-ass cracka and that this is his idea of a joke, not unlike kill whitey parties or the infamous R. Kelly singalong. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out once word begins to spread and especially once his white counterpart "Tom" and the rest of the TIs at MySpace get wind of this.
Peep: WEB SITE N-WORD OUTRAGE [NY Post]