A king, used as a title of the soverign of Ethiopia.
The word a sixth grader had to spell in the National Spelling Bee which sounds suspiciously like niggas. The judge repeated the word way too many times, and many niggers were butthurt as a result. The clip showing the word being spelled became a hit on Youtube.
"The negus ruled Ethiopia until the coup of 1974."
"What's up, mah negus?"