We’ve been missing these Yeezy rants, but after months without hearing one, today Kanye gave us an earful on Twitter, only half a day after stepping off stage with G.O.O.D. Music at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. Expect RT’s to pop up on your timeline from this all day and for the rest of the week. Possibly for the rest of the year.
What set off the rant? Someone asking him about the word “bitch” in his music.
I usually never tweet questions but I struggle with this so here goes, Is the word BITCH acceptable? To be more specific, is it acceptable for a man to call a woman a bitch even if it’s endearing? Even typing it in question form it’s still feels harsh?
Has hip hop conditioned us to accept this word? Do we love this word as much as we love the word NIGGA in an endearing way? correction, Here’s the age old question, would we refer to our mothers as bitches? Would’ we call our fathers niggers or better yet NIGGAS? If nigga is such a positive word, why do we feel so uncomfortable for white people to say it, even with a hall pass?
Is it ok to use bitch as long as we put BAD in front of it? Like you a BAD BITCH. Perhaps the words BITCH and NIGGA are now neither positive or negative. They are just potent and it depends on how the are used and by whom?
I was recently questioned about the use of the word BITCH in my music and initially was offended by anyone questioning anything in my music. Stevie Wonder never had to use the word bitch to get his point across. I’m not tweeting to say what we need and what we don’t… I just wanted to think out loud with you guys today.