So says Snoop Dogg when he was asked if the recent Don Imus comments has anything in common with the lyrics of many rappers. Dallas wrote up a nice post that accurately points out Imus was kicked out the house because of the dollar signs involved and not his poor choice of words. Whose comments are really more dangerous, Snoop or Imus? I would have to say that Snoop’s words are not just as degarding, but also are more influential. Believe it or not, Snoop doesn’t agree…
[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 sh–, that’s trying to get a n—a 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 mutha—-as say we in the same league as him.
If it weren’t for Snoop clearing up the confusion I still would have the false belief that Doggy Dog is an old-ass white man. Thanks, Snoop! In my opinion, Imus’ comments while extremely ridiculous and moronic are not much more than that. Who listens to Imus and suddenly changes their behavior or view of black women? I doubt anyone heard Imus refer to those girls as”nappy headed hoes” and suddenly have their mind, body, and soul become entagled in hatred and ignorance like Venom does to Tobey in that Spiderman 3 trailer. Is Imus an influence in America? I will say no. Snoop on the other hand has been going hard on black girls for years with the corny excuse that he is only talking about the ladies that are after his money. Can we get some new excuses? I think that Snoop has been watching Fear Of A Black Hat before he gives out interviews.
I get the privilege of working with America’s youth on a daily basis and when we recently discussed Imus’ comments, every single last one of them recognized his speech as idiotic and hateful. I didn’t witness them begin to adopt Imus’ “nappy headed hoes” line or glorify what he was doing. Like Snoop said, he is an old- ass white man and has little to no influence over the views or opinions of young people or adults for that matter. Adults who listen to his show have already formed their views and ideas on topics such as race, politics, and religion and won’t suddenly switch up their style. Snoop and other rappers have the ability and power to mold the young listeners, but would rather point the finger and avoid taking responsibility for their lyrics or behavior. Imus should do a country cover version of 2Pac’s “Point The Finga,” with Snoop on the hook.
In honor Snoop’s quote is the classic video “Scenario” :