Change Must Happen at Home First
Until rappers and other African Americans began to respect and uphold their own race, no one else will take us serious. Words hurt! It is true that sticks and stones will break your bones but the part about, but words will never hurt is untrue. It saddens my soul when I see young girls dancing to the beats of humiliating words about themselves and when questioned they say things like:
I like the beat of the music not the words
They are not talking about me
Well if they are not talking about African American women who are they talking about?
Snoops’ remarks were plain stupid. Until we make a change as a people, how can you really expect folks like Imus, and others who utter downgrading remarks about African American women to zip it? Stop listening to rappers who say negative things about women period...
See story below:
Snoop Says Rappers And Imus Are 'Two Separate Things'; Talks New CompMC says radio host's racially inflammatory comments shouldn't be compared to rap lyrics;
The Big Squeeze due April 24.
By Shaheem Reid, with reporting by Rahman
Snoop Dogg has issued a new warning: Don't dare to compare his lyrics — or any other MC's — to syndicated radio host Don Imus' recent racially inflammatory comments about the black women on the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Imus called them "nappy-headed ho's," among other insults.Admittedly, Snoop and some of his peers have called women "b----es" and "ho's" in their lyrics, but as the Dogg put it Tuesday afternoon (April 10), there is no parallel to what Imus said."It's a completely different scenario," said Snoop, barking over the phone from a hotel room in L.A. "[Rappers] are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We're talking about ho's that's in the 'hood that ain't doing sh--, that's trying to get a n---a for his money.
These are two separate things. First of all, we ain't no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC [which announced Wednesday it would drop its simulcast of Imus' radio show] going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them mutha----as say we in the same league as him."Snoop did say, though, that the media needs to treat Imus as it treats some MCs (or football players, even)."Kick him off the air forever," he said. "Ban him like they did [Adam] 'Pacman' Jones. They kicked him out the [National Football] League for the whole season [for numerous violations of the NFL's personal-conduct policy, including multiple arrests], but this punk gets to get on the air and call black women 'nappy-headed ho's.' "