Thursday, November 30, 2006

Are you gangsta enough.....

See I hate 50 cents! And when I say hate, I mean hate in the literal sense. In my view the man has set back the black race at least 100 years.
Earlier this year our little walking stereotype decided to declare war on Oprah. And other rappers followed suit. Well 50 is at it again, calling Oprah an Oreo to the most gangsta of publications Elle magazine.
Saying “She started out with black women’s views but has been catering to middle-aged white American women for so long that she’s become one herself. I think the idea of being publicly noted that she’s a billionaire makes [black women] interested in seeing her views. But it’s even more exciting to the demographic of white American women she’s been aiming at to see that she has the exact same views that they have.”

Oh really and who do you suppose buys that crap which Mr. Cents tries to pass as music? One hint: white, suburban, under 25 year old males.
Now for 50 and other rappers who want to take aim at Oprah. When you build a school for girls in South Africa and quietly set up foundations to combat the spread AIDS then maybe you can talk.
Or when you stop getting angry at people like Michael Richards for using the N-word but continue to use the word in your music then you can criticize. And when you stop perpetrating the stereotype of the black male that record companies have hand crafted for you then maybe you can criticize Oprah.
Until then, in the words of another rapper “Dig a hole and bury yourself”


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