Black women, it's time we stop supporting black rappers once and for all. Starting TODAY.
I recently came upon a story about a rapper named Slim Thug. He has chosen to take the degradation of black women by rappers to another level with some very mean comments toward the same women who birthed, raised and supported him to the status he's at now. I won't go into details about what he said, because frankly it's mostly gibberish, but you can read the article and comments here.
Now I don't commonly like to post negative news about my lovely black sisters here at classyblacklady.com -- the purpose of this blog is to uplift the black female community. But shortly after his comments were publicized, a black man of merit Professor Marc Lamont Hill (pictured to the left) stepped forward and put this "Slim Thug" in his place. It's so nice to see a good black man finally come to the forefront in defense of black women for a change.
By the way, hey Will Smith, Denzel, Mike Epps and black men in the entertainment biz: where are you brothers when black women are being attacked like this in the media? We supported you all day in and out to get you to where you careers are--so why are you suspiciously silent when nonsense like this makes it way up to the top of the news cycle against your staunchest supporters?
But back to the topic at hand. I just want to speak to black women right now. I seriously think it's time for us to stop supporting black rappers. PERIOD. They disrespect us in just about every song, praising non-black women (beckys) and lusting after "red bones." I recently heard a song by Lil Wayne on the radio promoting the single ho-rrific life that many black men now think is "normal." No other race of men disrespects and disregards their women the way that these black "men" do.
So why are you, a proud sista with sense, still supporting this mess from black rappers?
Did you know that black women have a buying power of more than $600 BILLION each year? (Source: WomenEntrepeneur). It's estimated that black women account for 85% of buying decisions in the black community.
Black women lets wield that power starting today. Stop supporting the work of black "men" who don't and won't support you through their art and in their personal lives. If you absolutely must listen to a rap song that's degrading women and droning on about the same old same old above a catchy beat, go old school and tape it from the radio or listen on youtube. Do not spend another dime on the likes of Slim Thug or any other rapper who has disrespected black women in the media or his songs.
Continue to uplift true, dedicated black men like Professor Hill who is aware of his history and isn't afraid to speak up on the behalf of his sisters.
That is all I have to say on that matter. Now black women, lets continue rising up and getting stronger.