The issue of Don Imus and why rappers should stop using derogatory and offensive language in their songs.
About two or three weeks ago, radio personality Don Imus made a comment about the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team by calling them “nappy-headed ho’s”. When he was confronted by CNN and Al Sharpton, he questioned, “Why can rappers say curses and obscenities and I can’t?” All of these statements said by Don Imus caused a lot of upset and controversy.
People were talking about whether or not rappers should stop using derogatory language in their songs and degrading women in their videos, talking about them in all sorts of ways, calling them ho’s, bi***es, and other mess. Nevertheless, I believe that rappers should stop using inappropriate and derogatory language in their music. In this essay, I am going to signify in two points the derogatory and inappropriate comments towards women that rappers use in endless amounts of their songs.
I feel that rappers should stop using derogatory language because this has controlled our minds as a whole people to imitate and make us believe that we should be like these rappers. In the song, PIMP by 50 Cent, he says in his song that, girls are “dancing for dollars”, and that he’s got them by the bar trying to get a drink up out her.
He’s also said in this song that he, and I quote, “holla at a h* til I got a b**** confused, she got on Payless, me I got on gator shoes, I’m shopping for chinchillas, in the summer they cheaper, man this h* you can have her, when I’m done I ain’t gonna keep her”. This has a very strong impact on me because I think that we should stop calling our black men, “ni**ers” and start calling them “brothers” and stop calling our beautiful black women, “bi**hes” and start calling them, “sisters”.
There is another song that 50 Cent made called, “Just A Little Bit” this is about 50 Cent and his desires to have a very promiscuous dance with a woman and eventually having sexual intercourse with her. In some of his verses, he is talking to a woman and saying that she can have sex with him and his mother left for the night. So what I think he is trying to say in this song is that he wants to have sexual intercourse with her. That is not cool. This brings up another point, why are black men always interested in having sex with women that have enlarged sexual features? It is a shame that rappers are getting paid for rapping about calling women h*’s and other derogatory terms.