This song called “Freaky Friday” by Lil Dicky & Chris Brown is so fun and is such a feel good song. The concept is what would happen if Lil Dicky and Chris swapped bodies. Even though it is supposed to be light hearted, every joke contains an element of truth. It’s an interesting perspective. I love the concept and it is such a catchy song.
However, I want to talk about the part in the song where Lil Dicky (in Chris Brown’s body) sings “wondering if I can say the n word” before he proceeds to sing it a number of times. That line made me think about the use of the word to be honest. I’m black but why do us Black people continue to use a word with such negative connotations? Some will argue “oh it’s used as a term of endearment now” but why that word? When a non black person uses that word we feel uncomfortable and quite rightly. However I genuinely belive the word shouldn’t be repeated by anyone of any skin colour. By using the word amongst us, we open the door for others to abuse it and that’s where the lines get blurred.