- two or more black people clapping and yelling ayyyyyye
- thats it
1st click link n read article. then…
Rashida asked for men to speak out. As a man and a songwriter in the music biz here’s my 2 cents. brace yo self, foolz.
I agree with a lot of what Rashida had to say. I’m a 90’s era NYC latch-key “I Want My MTV” kid. i’ve seen it all, heard it all. not much shocks me. sex is definitely not the issue… its Balance that is lacking. I love Rihanna - the rebel rousing “i dont give a fuck” island bad ass with the model looks, killer songs, and edgy videos. I think Nicki Minaj is dope. I’m truly not that bothered by Miley’s evolution (we’ve seen it before, and will see it again.) …and i could care less whether they consider themselves role models. They are, its fact. walk the streets and see how girls dress & act. i see lots of carbon copy Mileys, Rihanna’s, Nicki’s, Beyonce’s. Thats what pop stardom is. It means you’ve infiltrated people’s homes and daily lives. its a good thing, usually.
As a child, Madonna (and later in her career, Janet) all pushed the sexual envelope. it was awesome! and c’mon, NOTHING was raunchier than 90’s R&B/HipHop - Adina Howard “Freak Like Me’, Changing Faces ‘Stroke You Up”, Lil Kim’s entire catalog (btw, can we get over it and give her the respect she deserves already?she was freakin’ epic.)
but we had balance. We also had Sade, Toni, Whitney, Alanis, Jewel, Mary J, TLC etc. who shared stories of good love, bad love, romance, the dangers of a woman scorned, safe sex.
As a man, i learned every female perspective. the good, the bad and the ugly. its made me the man i am, with the ability to write from various female perspectives with sincerity and realism.
i guess what i’m saying is., if this were a report card:
A+ for finding the rebellious sexpots.
C- for finding the cool feminist leaders.
Both can exist simultaneously, i believe.