See How Shmoney Dance Changed The Meaning Of N-Word


This article has been written by a guest writer.

If you’ve been on any social media site this summer, you’ve likely seen references to the smash single ‘Hot N***a’ by Brooklyn-based rapper Bobby Shmurda.

It features shmoney dance that by now has become a hit in itself. If you haven’t seen it – or want to see it again – check it out below:

Shmoney dance is one reason why this song became so popular almost overnight. Another reason is Twitter’s new service. People using it took to filming themselves doing the shmoney dance. The end result was that their vines have flooded the Internet.

If you have not seen any of them – or want to see them again – check out the compilation of them below:

I’m going to assume pretty much everybody on the internet under 40 is aware of Shmurda. This said, I still can’t help mentioning a few unbelievable facts about its popularity, because it introduced Drake at the Espy’s, received co-signs from Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and has led to almost every big name in the industry reaching out to him.

As a college kid myself, it seems that every event I attend is guaranteed to absolutely pop off when ‘Hot N***a’ comes on. This poses a dilemma.

I have never used the N-word in my entire life. I honestly can’t even type it. I also live about 2 blocks from Compton. So I have a fear somebody would find out and come go ‘Gratata’ on me. Back in Indiana I might type out the name of the song but no way I’m even taking a chance out here in Hollywood.

I think I speak for many white kids when I say that loving rap music is much harder as a white person. I can sing “ball so hard muhfuckas wanna fine me” but I can’t even say the title of the song. Someone throws on some ‘My N***a’ at a banger and I’m stuck yelling “I BEEN GRINDIN ALL DAY OUTSIDE WITH MY…AND I AINT GOIN IN UNLESS IM WITH MY…. MY…MY….” It’s rough. And I will be GOD DAMNED if you hear me say “my hitta.” I’m not a child though.

It is with this in mind that I politely ask the African-American community to let white people say the N-word just this one time. I promise, I will never ever use it again. All I ask is that when some Shmurda comes on you give me 3 minutes of pure ecstasy and allow me to sing this masterpiece the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

I have already had the depressing experience of watching all the black people turn up in pure sonic elation while I’m in the corner mumbling “Hot Boy” like some kind of spineless pussy. You guys took my NBA and NFL dreams away from me. I deserve this. Imagine the unity we would display as a nation if we could all Shmoney dance TOGETHER. If we were all in that video in Brooklyn smoking weed and throwing up gang signs. Think of the message we could send to the children.

We are all “on that go dumb shit” at parties as one diverse culture. We are all ‘Hot N***as’. This is what MLK would want.

So I ask you on behalf of American white kids to consider my offer. Let me go to a party and not look around in paralyzed fear when Shmurda (a.k.a the Metropolitan Socrates) is preaching through the speakers. Think of the children. I leave you with a quote I think we can all learn from.

“I send a little thot to send the drop on him, she gon call me up and Ima sick the hots on him” – Bobby Shmurda, M.D.

“What’s the new meaning of n-word?” You may ask. Read between the lines. Or better yet, check out the videos of Rihanna dancing shmoney dance and learn how to dance it yourself:

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