Real black people don't hardly ever say 'nigger'. In fact, for the four years I've lived downtown I have never heard the 'N' word even once from a black person. I think it's something rap artists say to get a rise out of people, or to seem like they're still "street", or though they live in a million dollar estate home... they are still part of the "hood". I think it has something to do with street credibility, or whatnot. The worst thing I've heard one of my black friends say recently, was calling Ben Carson (conservative running in our nomination process, and who is ahead of Donald Trump in some polls), called him an "Uncle Tom motherfucker". Which made me laugh hysterically.