I have heard a lot of hub bub about Lupe Fiasco’s new song Bitch Bad. I have heard people all over the we web say they love it while some women saying that they dislike the song. I don’t know how someone could really dislike the message unless they just don’t like the song itself for their own musical reasons. I read these different people (mostly feminists) who say that the song doesn’t address certain aspects of the word bitch. I don’t get it at all I think the song really brings up great conversation and don’t understand the beef with the song. What do you and the readers of Ashy to Classy think?
(If You haven’t seen the video you can check it out at the top of this post)
Thanks for writing in brotha! I have the same sentiments as you on this subject. I understand the feminist response to the video to an extent. There was a balanced feminist perspective written by Ms. Afropolitan last week that made me set back and think about the feminist perspective on the song and video. First off I am not gonna sit here and front and not put out there that though I like Lupe he does have some contradictory lyrics and even the song itself takes a few listens to even follow it. The song can be as hard as following along to the King James Version of the bible…but I digress. Though I can see the feminist perspective on the song I definitely think that the conversation is getting pretty tainted in what Lupe should have said or displayed on the song. I think many of the detractors aren’t looking at is that the song is only 5 minutes long and there is only so much that can be addressed about the word bitch and hegemony. I think some people are actually bringing up valid critiques of the song while others are getting their panties too much in a bunch over one song that sparked a conversation that needed to be had over the word “bitch”. Regardless of the persons viewpoint on the song/video it sure has sparked conversation like only Lupe Fiasco can do.
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