BET Bans Nicki Minaj Stupid Hoe Video and ClassyBlackLady.com is in full support of that decision.
I have to immediately give props to BET for setting their foot down and banning Nicki Minaj’s Stupid Hoe video. In the past I've written off Minaj as a nuisance, like a fly that needs to be swatted, and ignored her antics but she's a habitual line-stepper. It's got to be addressed.
Before I wrote this post, I decided to watch the video on Youtube to give it a fair judgment.
It was very painful to watch. 2/3rds of the people who watched and voted gave it a big thumbs down.
It's no wonder why. In the video she works very hard to be over the top like Lady Gaga. But unlike Lady Gaga, she’s not about empowering anybody through her lyrics.
Throughout the video she just calls another woman (basically representing all women who don’t like her I guess) a “stupid hoe” over and over again. How delightful.
Is This a Song?
No, it’s not. It’s just a flat out attack on women… and this time unfortunately it’s launched by a female.
You would think in this day and age Minaj would rather use her position of fame to uplift and empower women and girls (particularly black girls) to do positive things.
Nope. She’d rather just shoot for becoming the female version of Lil Wayne, the same guy who said black women would look better “red” as in very light skinned.
Out for "Delf"
Ironically, earlier today I was watching the Tupac documentaries. I don’t like a lot of Pac’s language in his songs but I do respect the fact that he tried to make positive changes in the black community.
In one of the documentaries he explained why he calls some females bitches in his songs and distinguished them from the everyday women in his life who are strong and beautiful. He basically explained that the “bitches” and “hos” he raps about are only out for what they can get for themselves and don’t care about anything or anyone else.
I’ve never bought this argument from rappers ("well, if you’re not a bitch or a ho it doesn’t apply to you...blah blah") and still think it’s flat out disrespectful to women in general to use that language in a song.
But watching Nicki Minaj in action in this video, I do understand more what he meant now about the selfish, trifling females out there that give all women a bad name.
Nicki Minaj is the perfect example of the reason why I created the Classy Black Lady blog in the first place. I imagine a lot of black woman empowerment blog mistresses might agree.
She’s a female who is only out for “delf.” She was created from the bottom up (pun intended) by the sexist rap culture that is and has always been dominated by males. She does whatever's necessary to make her money and stay famous. She's chosen to go along with the same program that has attempted to keep millions of women, black women in particular, down in their “place.”
And this isn’t the first time Nicki Minaj has attacked women.
About a year ago she put a song out called “Did It On Em” where she referred to black girls as “nappy headed hos.” A few people made some noise about it, but she got a pass on that nonsense.
A few months ago I tweeted about how in Drake’s somewhat uplifting song “Make Me Proud” she was the one who had to come on the song and refer to a woman as a ho.
So with this post and after viewing “Stupid Hoe,” I’m gonna go ahead and add Nicki Minaj to my Just Say No to Rap That Disrespects Black Women campaign.
Please black ladies, don’t allow yourself to be brainwashed with the glitz and glitter of a catchy beat, colorful costume and Hollywood BS. Keep your $$ in your pocket until a more empowering woman rapper hits the scene. And please don’t let your daughters idolize this sad and very confused female. Maybe one day she’ll wake up too, but let's not hold our breath.