Rapper Snoop Dogg has dismissed comparisons between sexist hip hop lyrics and the recent racist remarks made by American radio DJ Don Imus. Imus was suspended by CBS Radio and MSNBC on Monday after he referred to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team as ‘nappy-headed hoes’ – a racially charged sexist term. Snoop frequently refers to women as “b**ches” and “hoes” in his music, but insists Imus’ use of the term was unacceptable and the 66-year-old DJ should be taken off the air.
Snoop says, “It’s a completely different scenario. (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 hoes that’s in the ‘hood that ain’t doing shit, that’s trying to get a nigga for his money. These are two separate things. First of all, we ain’t no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC 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 muthafuckas say we are in the same league as him … Kick him off the air forever.”
Well spoken Snoopy, if I must say so myself! I couldn’t have put it any better. What do you guys think??