I find it funny that just about 2 weeks ago while I was driving home I thought to myself ‘I haven’t seen a Kanye West Twitter rant in a while’ well, I finally got what I wanted
Yesterday Kanye West took to his Twitter to tweet about if the word ‘bitch’ is acceptable. Personally after listening to Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Bitch Bad’ I don’t think there ever is a good time to use that word. However its one word that’s a little hard to take out of my vocabulary whether or not I’m using it positively or negatively. I guess you can say I’m working on it.
Check out what Kanye had to say below:
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?
Has hip hop conditioned us to accept this word? Do we love this word as much as we love the word N-GGA in an endearing way?
correction, Here’s the age old question, would we refer to our mothers as bitches? Would’ we call our fathers n-ggers or better yet N-GGAS?
If n-gga 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 N-GGA are now neither positive or negative. They are just potent and it depends on how the are used and by whom?
What if there was no profanity… What if we decided to legalize profanity in a sense? In France they play songs with cursing on the radio
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 will admit that I sometimes go back an omit cursing from my records. I like to use profanity as a tool and not a crutch.
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…