Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lil' Wayne Got BURNED By Three Little girls

Don't hate me for stealing this story straight off the Yahoo! homepage, but it's impossible to hear about it and not have a "heck yeah" moment! You see, in response to deplorably sexist and vulgar language in virtually all of Lil' Wayne's songs, Watoto From the Nile (a group of three girls almost half my age!) released Letter to Lil Wayne:

This message is to Mr. Wayne
I'm sorry plus I must complain
'bout what you do, and what you say
I'm sorry that I feel this way
And I'm a girl that's only 10,
but for my sisters I must represent . . .

I have major beef with "artists" who think it's hip to call women b-words, h-words, s-words, etc., but at the same time I've always felt like resistance is futile. I mean can I, a single person, really do anything to change the music industry? Well, after hearing Letter to Lil Wayne, a song that's already gotten over 200,000 hits on Youtube, I know I can.

If these girls had the courage to make a difference, what's stopping you or I? 


  1. I would suggest supporting those artists who do not rap about degrading and offensive things, glorifying the constant objectification of women, how hard life is for a pimp etc etc.
    Check out Lupe Fiasco and his music, especially his new album LASERS. Now there is someone worth supporting. As well as Common, he is legendary.

    Clearly I am assuming you like rap/hip-hop.

  2. Actually...I can't stand rap OR hip-hop! 99.9% of the music videos really piss me off.

    I'm a progressive-rock lover at heart :)

  3. This is AMAZING. I think it becomes more powerful that these are three little black girls close to his own daughters age. I hope he sees this and maybe opens the eyes a little bit of anyone who listens to his..crap..coough..And how its all negative really. And I find it very hard to believe theres such a thing as a rapper who doeant in some form promote between drugs, violence, greed or sexism. And I grew up with rap. Maybe queen latifahs early days lol


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