Is this song racist? Or is it empowering? I think it’s meant to be empowering, in a humorous way. Clearly, Hud is acknowledging and laughing at negative stereotypes, even embracing them as a part of his identity. Nevertheless, it’s still a song that has the n-word in it, and a cause of intense embarrassment and shame to anyone caught listening to it in public. I have no idea whether or not anyone would construe it as offensive. Residual white guilt precludes me from opening up that particular can of worms. Goddam it, I wasn’t even born in this country, with its stupid neverending racial hangover. There is no reason to feel weird listening to a song that intelligently appropriates the n-word for parodist purposes. It’s a fucking good song.