Rapper T.I. has defended the use of the word "nigger" in rap music, insisting African-American artists have earned the right to say it. The hip-hop star - real name Clifford Harris - admits he would be infuriated if a white person used the racial term. He says, "Just because a bunch of rappers are using the word 'nigger', you can't say it's fair for a white college student to feel like he can use the 'n' word. "We went through the anguish. We're out here being discriminated against, so we deserve and reserve the right to use or not use that word."