Thursday, January 19, 2012
The word bitch has been such a staple of his rap music, most of it denegrating women and referring to women as bitches, hoes and gold diggers. Now that little Blue Ivy has been born, will Jay-Z continue to toss the word bitch around like he's done in the past? Lord knows Beyonce wasn't bothered by '99 Problems' and a Bitch Ain't One'. I'm certain his credibility in the rap world would take a hit if he stopped using the word bitch. Rap is about creativity and personal expression isn't it?
Where would rap be without words that degrade women? Bitch and hoe have become eponymous to rap. It certainly can't be rap or hardcore unless women are being defiled, debased and denigrated. So what is Jay-Z going to do now that he has a daughter?
Certainly all those bitches he's rapped about over the years have given him pause now that he has a daughter. I know how easy it is to remove oneself from the situation, sure he raps about bitches but that's just part of his hardcore persona. Surely he can't think all women are bitches, maybe not his wife, daughter, mother or any other women in his immediate family, but what about the rest of us? Are we all bitches too? I understand rap music is entertainment and a big part of that entertainment is done at the expense of women as bitches, hoes and gold diggers.
And seriously, does it really take the birth of a daughter for Jay-Z to have second thoughts about using such the word bitch? For all those apologists out there, the word bitch, no matter how you use it, can never be a term of endearment.
Jay-Z should have saw this one coming. A man who has made his career out of degrading women is now the father of a baby girl. It should be interesting to see how fatherhood changes Jay-Z..