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Rihanna Slams Dutch Magazine for Calling Her the N Word

Rihanna Slams Dutch Magazine for Calling Her the N Word

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The 23-year-old pop star recently blasted Dutch fashion magazine Jackie for referring to her as the ultimate “n—- b—-.”

Editor Eva Hoeke issued an apology saying “the author meant no harm” and that the article wasn’t racist but Rihanna still spoke out against the mag’s poor choice of words.

“I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000′s of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past!” she tweeted.

“You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…”N—-B—-”?!,” she added. “Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F— Y–!!!”

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  • Zane

    Agree with her first paragraph, well said.

    I was surprised the magazine allowed their staff to print that in the first place.


    if using the n-word makes you a racist, then rihanna is a racist too. racism within a race shouldn’t be ignored…

  • Mary

    I applaud her for speaking out against it and standing up for herself.

    That being said, black artists should stop using the word in their songs. They don’t realize how ignorant they sound or how much of an impact it has on the youth.

  • sillyme

    Blacks can’t have it both ways. If the “n” word is so evil and shouldn’t be used, then blacks need to stop using it, too. I’m not being racist, I’m black. But, I’m just tired of all this stuff about how blacks can say the word but whites can’t.

  • loser

    R—- b—-.!! Rihanna = bitch!

  • loser

    she’s getting fat or what? ugly tranny

  • racists

    So much ignorance and stupidity in the comments I can’t…

  • Naomi


    Are you being serious? The article was calling rihanna a n****b****. Therefore, using the n word and the b word negatively. The way the n word was used in the article was with the intention to harm.

  • bye

    “Dutch Magazine Editor RESIGNS After Global Backlash”

    good riddance.

  • Yasmin

    Rihanna is a fiesty girl. I wish I had her balls.

  • Marsha

    I don’t think mag meant harm. To me they sounded like they wanted to be cool.
    clumsy choice of words?

  • Truth

    Respect starts with yourself, at home, and your community and the rest should follow.

  • Bob

    No. They were not trying to be “cool” in any way, shape, or form. When is using the n word ever “cool”? And don’t give me that crap in rap/hip hop songs. I don’t like the word and I don’t think anyone should use it? Just for clarification, I am NOT a fan of Rihanna, but I’m tired of white/black/Asian/blue whatever people thinking they can use the n-word in a negative way and get away with it. No excuse for their blantant racism. Even though we shouldn’t be surprised, it’s the Dutch.

  • Team Riri


    Ok cool, don’t use it. Using the word is nothing to be proud of. I agree NO ONE should use the word, regardless of race. But its worth knowing that how a word is said and the intention behind it is highly important.

  • ana g.

    that magazine sounds dumb if they thought they were being cool by using a racial slur. the only people that can use racial terms are the people of that race.

  • Bob

    And btw, that grill and wig look nasty.

  • Justsayin

    I agree it was WRONG but Rihanna going on a hateful rant through twitter is not teaching her young followers any better. Im sorry she could have done it in a much classier way. (more behind the scenes). Instead she tweeted and that lady is probably gonna have to shut her twitter down due to death threats (you know crazy stans). Just saying, quite counter productive in the whole celebrity anti bullying/hate movement.

  • jtredway

    I cannot relate to Rihanna’s comments at all. She has used both words in her songs in reference to others, and now she wants to call a publication out on it? That’s quite a double-standard, even if I do feel “Jackie” had poor word choice.

  • Rihanna Navy


    Girl stop. You know their intentions as well as the mag did. Since when does calling someone a n****b**** seem cool? Everyone knows its not. There are NO excuses. They just shouldn’t have posted it. Period.

  • Guy

    @sillyme: I completely agree, I am African American as well and I think that it is a shame that we glamorize the use of the “N” word when someone says “You my N word” or what ever, it is sending the message that we think it is okay for people to refer to us in this manner. I was sitting in class with my friend when a Filipino student started yelling the N word because he thought that since black students were saying it that he could as well. Typically I don’t really think that much of urban slang, but I seriously think people need to reconsider the use of the “N” word because it is NOT and I repeat NOT a term of endearment. It is an insult fueled by hate and discontent for the African people and I think that the fact that African Americans use that word is disgraceful and disrespectful to their ancestors who faced the racial injustices of the world and who didn’t have the legal protection that we have today. I think that Rihanna is a little at fault here (not saying the magazine had ANY right saying what they said and that author needs to give a better apology!). However Rihanna has used the N word in her songs before and in turn, its sending a message saying that it’s okay to say that, it’s okay to used a word filled with such hate and malice and treat it like its some kind of compliment. Lets just agree NO MORE “N” WORD!!!!

  • Halli


    Yeah right your black. You come out with some of the most racist b.s. I have seen on this site and you go out of your way to trash the Obama’s whenever they are represented on this site. But this is not about YOU.
    Rihanna and anyone who is black has the RIGHT to be offended by offensive language. Just because some black people use the N-word as a term of endearment for each other, doesn’t give you or anyone else the right to use that term as a put-down without being called out on it for what it is. Straight up racist.

    Also, the Dutch (and a lot of Europeans nations) have tin-ears when it comes to race relations. Its just old-fashioned ignorance. One of the enduring Dutch folk tales is how Santa Clause has six black slave men to help him instead of elves and they re-create this tale every year by having white people act out in black face. Look it up.

  • FFer

    Rihanna needs to get real.. Now!!

  • marq


  • A.

    Rihanna has an image of a bitch, an image that she created.

    + I don`t get why black people can call a white people “white trash” all the time, but when white person uses the word “nigga” he is a racist.

  • high road

    wow really “the Dutch” so is it OK if I say oh Chris Brown hit Rihanna /quote “Even though we shouldn’t be surprised, it’s the American, the Black” or whatever ???
    Every country has its dark past but last time I checked it’s not the Dutch who owned slaves up to the end of the 19th century, mandated racial segregation up to the mid 1960s, created the KKK, assassinated Martin Luther King…

  • Flowergirl

    @high road:
    But the Dutch still had slaves in many colonies outside of America. Take for example what the descendants of the Dutch settlers did in South Africa, firstly with Slavery then with Apartheid.

  • Jane Patton

    My {{{{{APPLAUSE}}}}} to you RiRI. Great answer to a tacky racist article!


    @Naomi: omg…

  • Laci

    You know you all, it is possible since this was a Dutch publication that they did not realize exactly how offensive that term is to Americans. And that said, you know I find it extremely offensive that Rihanna wears a necklace that says C–T on it. As a woman I find this degrading and unacceptable. Yet because she is Rihanna she can wear it and get away with it. And then she has the nerve to turn around and rant on a person who I felt at least gave a heart felt apology. A simple “not accepted” would have done.

  • Marj

    You go girl !!!!

  • bebe

    I thing the N word isn’t a term of endearment in America. ONLY because the slave trade running colonists made it so. Because originally the N word just meant and still means just black in Spanish. Like the word gay that by definition means happy, but now means something totally different. However, in many Hispanic countries it is a term of endearment, I am from Venezuela for example, and my mom (or mami for us) call both me and my dad that because of our skin tone, sometimes adding a -ita or -ito to the end.
    What is sad that we can’t say that word around American because that is what it is taken as. Even if we are referring to something like a Black car. I am not arguing, if anything I agree, but I felt that this needed to be mention.

  • Plato

    @sillyme: Black people have been brought down with that word and are trying to empower themselves by using it with a new definition. I don’t use the word myself, and in fact speak out against it. However I completely acknowledge that the use of the n word within the black community is completely different than when it is used by a white person. Thats simply a fact. And if ANY white person complains about not being able to use that word, well its very suspicious. I never complain about not being about to use the f word against gays. I want nothing to do with slurs. And to those bringing up the use of the words ‘white trash’, well no doubt it shouldn’t be allowed. But you don’t need to attempt to lessen the significance of racism towards blacks to bring attention to another injustice.

  • Plato

    @Truth: Nothing Rihanna does to herself justifies racism towards her.

  • LaCroix

    Any racial slur or derogatory word should not be used to promote any songs, articles, magazine covers or whatever. If you want respect in this world & not be called a racist or a hypocrite Stop using these words. Whatever race you are. Although I understand Rihanna’s anger.. you should always present yourself with class.. to me none of these people in this story has any.

  • Tracy

    No one should use the n word period.

    @Guy – - hear hear…well said…

  • bebe

    Just to clarify, that doesn’t mean I condone the use of words such as these to intentionally harm another. If I did I wouldn’t be careful to use it around Americans. I just think that people should realize that while one person says it as a term of endearment, or just a color others might not use it in the same since that another does. That does not mean to say that I know that intention of the author, nor do I think that he should have used as a professional. Like I said, I would use the word speaking in Spanish, but I think we should be courteous enough to either not say it to someone we know will take offence and explain (to your friends) what that word means to you so that if they do hear you saying it, for example I told my friend if she did hear my say anything of the sort that she should know that I am speaking in another language and does not at all mean offence.
    Hope that was not confusing

  • Give me a break!

    Black people DO NOT get away with calling Caucasians white trash. Since when? I’ve never heard any black comedians use it in their act. If a black person does it, he or she is racist. It’s a derogatory term, just like the N-word. The only people who use those words are racist or people who might say it in a fit of anger to hurt the other person’s feelings. Not acceptable!

  • N***** B****

    Funny she didn’t express public outrage when a n***** bashed her face in. But she’ll make extra effort to put clog-wearing folk in their place.

    Rihanna’s whack.

  • p124

    btch pls, she uses that word all the time. skank.

  • dasda

    @sillyme: You’re a flaming moron. Many black artists use the word, while others oppose it. ONE artist using racist language does NOT mean s/he speaks for the entire race. That has to be, without a doubt, more ignorant, offensive and DANGEROUS of a statement than the one made by this magazine’s staff.

  • dasda

    She didn’t do so in the classiest way, but she stood up for herself and against use of that horrible word. Good for her.
    However, I think it’s ironic for two reasons though: she herself uses that word, and her first line is “I hope u can read english” when she can barely write in it.

  • venus

    I cant believe some of you are defending this. Not only did she call her the n word and ghetto but she said that dressing like her will make you violent. Rihanna is a victim of domestic violence. How low of them.

  • Game

    @dasda: WAKE UP. She should not use that word but the meaning of her use is much differen frtom that magazine article. Much much different.

  • Diana

    Are we supposed to believe she wrote that statement herself?

  • A

    The only black people who use the N word are African Americans! And usually those who are uneducated and ghetto like Rihanna.
    If anyone dare say the N word to me i’ll report it to the police. I have never used the N word and I don’t accept it from anyone. I also do not appreciate being grouped in with black people who use it. We are individuals and I hate hearing the words “Well if black people say it….” we do not all say that! Enough already.

  • josie

    So what?? Get over it! It’s only a word FFS.

  • danibunny

    I laughed so hard when I saw this! She clearly never learned the “sticks and stones….” saying when she was a child. Christ, grow up. And for all of you that are offended by that, you clearly have never stepped foot out of the states/canada b/c the world has a lot more going on in it than you think. I feel sorry for fragile beings like you :(

  • R


    We all know racism exists. And because it does we should just keep quiet? No. Just because this is just another “comment” to you, doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter and that Rihanna shouldn’t feel hurt by it. How is the world supposed to progress if we just ignore everything that is said and actions like such are performed. We shouldn’t, and I’m glad Rihanna and the rest of us are speaking out on the matter.

  • groovacious

    my mind is boggled by how anyone on this board could justify the racism printed on a magazine. like i’m shocked.

  • Athena

    That’s the image she created for herself! Period!!! As for the racist comments…double standards all over the place. Too bad she didn’t react like a LADY….