Worst Argument Ever
Here’s Snoop Dog responding to the charge that rappers use much worse language than Don Imus:
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 ho’s 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 muthathafuckas say we in the same league as him.
This must be one of the most ignorant things ever to come out of Snoop’s mouth. Jumping on Imus because he’s a crusty old white man is just as racist as him calling black women nappy-headed ho’s. Certainly referring to yourself as a “nigga” is worse than nappy-headed. And you can’t end a defense of your use of invectives against women with a mothafucka. How can Snoop take himself seriously?
All the indignation from the media over what Imus said rings completely false. If they really had a problem with him, they wouldn’t go on his show to promote themselves. This is not the first time Imus has insulted people of different ethnicities. That’s what his stupid ass show is all about. There’s always been an underlying thread of racism on his show and no one’s called him on it before. It’s a little late now to get upset over it all. They’ve all been on his stupid show for shit’s sake! It’s a slow news cycle and people are tired of hearing about the war and that’s the only reason why this is such a big fucking deal.
What Imus said was insulting to be sure. It hardly raises to the level of what the Grease Man or Michael Richards or Isaiah Washington said. And if you’re going to fire him for insulting people, hell, you have to fire all the other radio personalities who do comedy shows. Comedy is about insulting people. And in the context of a comedy show, Imus is going to insult people. Now we can argue the merits of his comedy until he drops dead. I don’t find his show at all funny. But if he’s doing a comedy show, he’s going to insult people.
Let’s not get it twisted. Imus should be fired. Hell, he should have been fired ages ago. He’s not funny. He’s not relevant. And no one should get upset if he insults you because let’s face it, you probably never heard his show until this shit all blew up. Fire him because he’s old and crusty and not at all funny. But if you’re going to fire him for insulting someone, please. He didn’t use the “n-bomb.” He didn’t use the “Cee yoU iN Toledo” or any of the other words that would get you fined by the FCC. Hell, the Fugees had a hit song called “Nappy Heads.” If rappers can say “Bitch,” “Nigga,” and “Ho,” and if Sharpton and Jesse get to insult Jews, Imus gets to say “nappy.”
Why anyone gives a shit what this crusty old man has to say is beyond me. Yeah, he’s wrong. Yeah, he should be fired because he’s a boring fuck. But if being called a “nappy-headed ho” scars you for life, you, my dear, have some other issues to work out. Don’t give him that kind of power.