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Disturbing Craigslist Ad For Renting A Nigga

Disturbing Craigslist Ad For Renting A Nigga

A Chicago Craiglist ad has gotten my attention today for all the wrong reasons. The posting title? “Need a Nigga? Rent a Nigga. $50 per hour” The Ad Features Pictures of two random men and a picture of Rapper Young Jeezy. The Ad also gives you this rundown of what you can get your “Nigga” to do

“Need a nigga for what ever reason? New service called Rent A Nigga.

Having a party? Need a nigga to be security? Rent a nigga.
Want to make your ex boyfriend jealous? Rent a nigga and take him to the bar where he hangs out.
Going to a new club? Don’t want to go alone? Rent a nigga.
Having a BBQ? Don’t know how to work the grill? Rent a Nigga!

Email us if you have any questions or want to book a nigga.

There is a 10% discount if you need more than 1 nigga so if you need more than one nigga just let us know in your email.

Disclaimer

Niggas cannot be hired to do anything illegal. Fee for niggas must be paid upfront via paypal. Tipping of the niggas is encouraged.

“Everyone needs a good nigga every once in a while”

Not sure if this was meant to be satirical by the poster but this is disgusting and proves that some people view blacks as just Niggas. For years I’ve always said that the N word doesn’t hold much power but when things like this happen I realize how powerful it is.

Sad that some of the world still hasn’t come past the point of us being seen as more than what the past had limited us to. Some in society will never let us be seen as more than what the media portrays us. But I can’t just blame some because a larger part of the blame falls on us ourselves. The overuse of the word nigga has become so common place that it’s seen as a word that anyone can say. 80% of our rappers use the word nigga in every song and even I use the word in talking to friends and general conversation.

So the question I ask is have we made it cool that any race can use the N word? Or is this Ad a reminder that the word still holds power and that some people in society view us as such?

Should Craigslist remove the post?

11 Responses

  1. Erica says:

    Is it possible that the author of the post was a black person? Would that change how offensive the ad is if that is indeed the case?

  2. DW says:

    I feel the ad is wrong & that Craigslist should have it removed, however that is my personal opinion. We live in a world where only few share my opinion, & the majority is busy singing along to Jay-Z & Kanye’s ‘Niggas In Paris’. I didn’t use the asteric on purpose because although they used it in the title of the song does not negate the word nor negative connotations attached to the word. Whomever posted this ad feels it is ok to say “nigga” & it might as well be ok since it is used so frequently & carelessly. I’m not a hypocrite, I’m a black man & I’ve used the n-word before. But it is something I do try to limit myself saying. But if society doesn’t at least try, we will continue this perpetual cycle of ignorance & hatred forever.

  3. Cassius says:

    Chris,

    My name is Cassius and the ad for mentioned above is my post. It is a new venture I have started in the last few days. First let me say that I am indeed African American. Let me offer my view on why I made this ad to perhaps help you understand a little where I am coming from.

    The reality is the name of the company “Rent A Nigga” is primarily for shock value. I am under the impression that as long as people are talking about it… that’s a good thing.

    But let us explore the ad in itself. Truth of the matter is the economy is bad. People need jobs. I’m giving “niggas” jobs. Out of that $50 per hour, $25 per hour goes to the nigga. In addition, the client is responsible for all expenses for the niggas while they are on call.

    I don’t know about you, but $25 per hour is gosh darn great money. Most people you run across do not make $25 per hour.

    I’m getting niggas off the street and giving them something productive to do. Incidentally, we had 11 orders within the first 5 hours that ad was out.

    If the service was called Rent A Guy…. no one would complain. Remember, the main reason one goes into business is to make money. As long as it’s risqué, it will sell.

    That’s the whole point. I welcome any feedback or discussion on the topic. In addition, please let me know if you need a good nigga to rent. I’ll cut you a sweet deal.

    Cassius
    cassiusclay302@yahoo.com

    Rent A Nigga
    “Everybody needs a good nigga every once in a while.”

  4. Dan says:

    The author of this article should appologize for assuming that it was sone racist white guy. To the author of the craigslist add. LOL! Yeah thats one way to get people talking about your service! Haha id consider a more mild toned name when you get a store front though. Funny as all hell!

  5. Ray says:

    Think ima rent a nigga.. No homo

  6. sin says:

    Sounds great, I would even be all polite and shit
    start every sentence with “nigga, please”

  7. Phil says:

    Not many Niggas in Cornwall, unfortunately.
    I could get my wife one for Christmas so that I could go fishing.

  8. Omar G says:

    Lol this is the funniest thing I have ever seen.. Niggas be gettin all bent outta shape.

  9. leslie says:

    they never said what color nigga, they just said nigga. you’re the one who put a color to it. For all you know they could have been talking about a WHITE NIGGA. ASS HOLE

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