2009 BET Awards…Why it will always be BLACK TV/That’s the SHIT that got me MAD #4

June 30, 2009

See Black people, they are laughing AT YOU, not with you.  Its your appearance and the things that you do that they find funny...

See Black people, they are laughing AT YOU, not with you. It's your appearance and the things that you do that they find funny...

You know Black is the codeword for nigger, right?  The show is about keeping coonery (yeah, I am making this word up) alive.

The modern day minstrel show (also the name of one of my favorite Little Brother albums)

that masquerades as an Awards show should be an affront to people of all races.  This is exactly the kind of thing that you wouldn’t see  other races (read whites) doing on mainstream TV.

I am down with the tribute to the King of Pop though...

I am down with the tribute to the King of Pop though...

The awards show, hosted by Jamie Foxx and held in Los Angeles, also included numerous tributes to the recently-departed King of Pop, Michael Jackson, by Foxx and some of the other performers. The gala event included Soulja Bit— I mean Soulja Boy doing the insipid “Turn My Swag On’ record; Jay-Z doing the damn anti-autotune song; his wife Beyonce performing “Ave Maria”; Keyshia Cole and Monica performing together; an assortment of old-school ’80s and ’90s artists including Guy, a 6-man New Edition (including Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, BBD and Ralph Tresvant), and Keith Sweat; and Keri Hilson. But people have dismissed the whole show as sophomoric and class-less.

But the disappointing Wayne-and-Drake performance was more offensive to most of us than any of the lousy jokes that littered the show.

Now, we rep Drake at the blog and I personally hate on Lil Wayne.  But the issue here is the message.  I can synthesize and distill the messages that are a part of the music.  Drake and Lil Wayne preformed the song “Every Girl” at the awards show.  The radio is playing the piss out of the song currently, so you might have heard it.  But if you have not, here are a sampling of the lyrics.  Here is how Lil Wayne opens up.

[Verse 1 – Lil’ Wayne]
Uh, I like a long hair thick red-bone
open up her legs to filet mignon that pussy
I’ma get in an’ out that pussy
if she let me in, i’ma own that pussy
go on’ throw it back and bust it open like
you ‘posed to

Now, I didn’t even need to get through the rest of the bars to tell you that this isn’t the song you want them preforming on stage.  Yes, there is a slightly edited version, but the context is the same.  Here is the chorus…

[Chorus: Lil’ Wayne]
‘Cause we like her and we like her too
and we like her and we like her too
and we like her and we like her too
and we like her and she like us too
and ooooooh…

i wish i could fuck every girl in the world
i wish i could fuck every girl in the world
i wish i could fuck every girl in the world

In context, that is a male and some females fantasy.  But, an adult fantasy.  This piece is not about being political correct, because we violate that from time to time.  This is about knowing place and space.

Now, what if I were to tell you that Lil Wayne lives out his words on this song? I would think that you would not be surprised.  He is a rap star and there are groupies out there.  But,  he spits it, like he lives it.

She got the bizness...(think the rest of the song...) Ms. Lauren London

She got the bizness...(think the rest of the song...) Ms. Lauren London

Lil Wayne, who I thought didn’t like women…

Now be honest...if you are a guy, have you ever kissed a guy like that? If you have, then you are gay, or have gay tendencies.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but just admit it....

Now be honest...if you are a guy, have you ever kissed a guy like that? If you have, then you are gay, or have gay tendencies. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but just admit it....

but, apparently he does.

Usually a pregnancy is something to be celebrated. Not however if the father of the baby is the world renowned “Pussy Monster” a.k.a. Lil Wayne! Lauren London is now six months pregnant with Lil Wayne’s son.

Now, those are the words of 24hourhiphip.com, not mine, but the main point we agree on.  Now, forgetting for a moment that Brian “Baby” Williams looks more like a child molester than Michael Jackson (R.I.P.) Lil Wayne does not fit the mold of father material.  But, maybe the cover doesn’t adequately tell the true story.  The story continues…

It was just announced last week that Nivea is also now two months pregnant with Wayne’s son. It was said before that Lauren initially did not want to have the baby with Wayne but decided to keep it, fearing what impact an abortion would have on her career. It looked like things were as good as they can be between Lauren and Wayne until the bombshell about Nivea dropped, to which Lauren had to find out about through the internet gossip sites!

Girl, what is up on the color of your hair?  Also, he is probably sippin on the sizzurp...damn shame

Girl, what is up on the color of your hair? Also, he is probably sippin on the sizzurp...damn shame

Now it is coming out that Lauren is seriously pissed and is about to go into war mode as soon as she drops the junior martian. Friends of Lauren say she plans on not letting Wayne have anything to do with the birth and plans on going hard when it comes to custody and child support. Wayne has made it clear in the past few months that he wants nothing to do with Lauren on the romantic tip but apparently has been supportive of the pregnancy so far.

The last sentence is the only redeeming thing for Lil Wayne.  It’s not manly to have two women carrying your child at the same time.  You are not Mormon, this is not some weird cult.

This is Tom Lil wayne Green, his five wives and his 29 children, enough to have a football, basketball or baseball team, with plenty of reserves and people to work concessions....
This is Tom “Lil Wayne” Green, his five wives and his 29 children, enough to have a football, basketball or baseball team, with plenty of reserves and people to work concessions….
You knew it was wrong...if you didnt then you are not very smart
You knew it was wrong…if you didn’t then you are not very smart

Now, that is not the reason to think that the show was misplaced in allowing that song to be played.  The biggest mistake is that they had 12 year old girls running out to the song on stage and dancing with Drake and Lil Wayne.  WTF?  If I had a daughter ( and Mini-Me Lil Wayne does and she ran out there too) there no chance in hell that I would allow her on stage to that song. (The same would go if I had a son…There is a time and place for sex and its not 12) Now, I am not going to lecture about woman’s rights, but DAMN…you didn’t need them running out to that song.  You could have used something else, or just not had them come on stage.  Learn to distinguish laugh with you and at you…

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One Response to “2009 BET Awards…Why it will always be BLACK TV/That’s the SHIT that got me MAD #4”

  1. Ronin Storm said

    I heard Joe Jackson was a straight-up Clown.

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