I'm the Head Nigga In Charge, I'm watching you move

from Eminem (Ft. Dr. Dre, Interscope, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg & Xzibit) – Bitch Please II Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Head Nigger/Nigga In Charge, often abbreviated as HNIC, is a term from the days of American slavery in which the white slave owners would assign one slave to watch over the rest of the slaves and serve as a representative to the others. In modern times, a person labeled as HNIC is associated with being an Uncle Tom or a sellout, because it reinforces the propensity of whites to minstrelize and tokenize an entire race down to one person.

In spite of its historical connotations, the term is often used facetiously to mean that one black person is dominant over others. This can be related to Samuel L. Jackson’s portrayal in Django Unchained as Stephen, also a HNIC.

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