Celebrity gossip site TMZ create a poll in one of its recent posts, asking readers to vote on whether they refer to black people as African-American or the n-word.

The controversial poll was placed in a post in which Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight said to TMZ that he does not like being called African-American and feels there are situations when the n-word is acceptable.


“I like [the n-word] better than African-American,” Knight said. “I’m not from Africa. I’m black.”

Before the voting box, TMZ writes, “At first his theory sounds a little shocking, but maybe he has a point. So we gotta ask…”

The poll was still present and active on the page as of early this afternoon.

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