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A morning news anchor in Mississippi has been fired after she quoted a rapper Snoop Dogg song on air that included a related slang phrase meaning "sure, nigga"

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A morning news anchor for NBC affiliate WLBT in Mississippi has been fired after quoting a song by rapper Snoop Dogg on air earlier this month, foreign media reported.

The waitress, Barbie Bassett, participated in a discussion about Snoop Dogg's wine line, during which she humorously said "Fo shizzle, my nizzle," a slang phrase associated with hip-hop music and popularized by Snoop Dogg, meaning "sure, nigga."

The word Nigger is an ethnic derogatory term directed towards black people and especially African Americans, and is considered a racial insult.

So far, Bassett has not responded to the decision to fire her for these things.


This is not Bassett's first entanglement.

She also used the phrase in 2011. In addition, in October 2022 she apologized after referring to a black writer on air as "grandmammy".

"Even though I didn't do it on purpose, I now understand how my comment was insensitive and hurtful, and I want to apologize to you," she told her colleague the black reporter at the time.

"I ask for the forgiveness of everyone I hurt."

  • culture

  • TV

  • TV news


  • Snoop Dog

  • racism

Source: walla

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