Whatchu Think, My Nizzle?

3 min readMar 27, 2023
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Let me start by saying I am a Black woman. Check my previous articles. Don’t fire me.

Now that we have that out of the way, the internet is a buzz today regarding the firing of a white, female, Mississippi news reporter, Barbie Basset, for saying “Fo shizzle, my nizzle,” during a news broadcast. Barbie said this during banter after a segment about Snoop Dogg’s new line of wine.

Charlamagne the God suggests that it may have been a bit overboard to fire Barbie because she may not have known that nizzle is a slang derivative of the n-word, which she cannot use.

How Does Barbie Know Nizzle?

Since Snoop Dogg befriended Martha Stewart, he has become more of a household name to white-female America. The intersection of Snoop Dogg and white women has created a troublesome situation for Barbie. Who is to blame — the news reporter for not doing her research on the terminology or Snoop Dogg for introducing our terminology to Martha’s audience?

Shame On Snoop

In this clip, Snoop Dogg teaches five phrases to Martha’s audience. The first one is “fo shizzle.” He never said “my nizzle,” but he knows what usually follows “fo shizzle” so he should’ve said, “Now, don’t say anything else after that cause you’re getting into dangerous waters.” Or he could’ve…




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