Warning: Video contains language some viewers may find offensive. Discretion is advised.
The n-word has become synonymous with rap and hip-hop culture, which have become the most dominant genres in modern music.
But what’s the history behind the word and how did it become popular to say – even outside of the black community?
Farah Nasser chats with rapper Sean Leon and author Dalton Higgins to better understand its meaning, its power and why it being used more commonly is problematic.