By: Jocelyn Perez
MUSIC! Discriminating against women? What? LIL WAYNE?!
Yes, what you heard is true. When we listen to these songs from him or from other rappers, we don’t really listen to the lyrics. But when you do listen to the lyrics, you’ll be disgusted. If you’re not paying attention to the lyrics, other people are, and they take that message as an excuse to treat women worse.
Even if you’re only listening to the beat, you are supporting something that is unfair to women. When guys hear, “You got me so hypnotized/ the way yo’ body rollin’ ’round and Round/ that booty keep bumpin’/ titties just bouncin’/ up and down,” it sends out a message that its okay if we are treated as– sex objects. We end up getting hurt because guys are treating us the way the songs treat us.
Women are being called “bitches and hoes” by the people most listened to in the media and you’re accepting it because it‘s Lil Wayne and because “nothing he says is serious?” NO! Do something about it! Don’t listen or show support to these rappers, and they’ll get the message sooner or later IF they’re not too ignorant.