Imus Took the Rap the Rappers are Spared

Don Imus made some nasty racist comments (which anyone who listens to him knows is nothing new) and got suspended by NBC for two weeks. Michelle Malkin takes a look at some of the rap songs topping the charts, and to say they are much worse than the recent Imus comments would be the understatement of the year. If you are offended by the words “ho” and “bitch,” you better not follow this link. I knew there was a lot of that language and attitude in rap, but was surprised at just how pervasive and in your face it is. Where are the Reverends Sharpton and Jackson on this stuff? It is reaching a much bigger audience than Don Imus does. But since white liberals are not the ones listening to urban radio, I guess it doesn’t count. The real reason is that these rap stars would not be intimidated by Al Sharpton to come groveling and begging his forgiveness.

Update: Snoop Dog doesn’t see much comparison between what Imus said about women who had achieved something and the “ho’s” that he criticizes.

“It’s a completely different scenario,” said Snoop, barking over the phone from a hotel room in L.A. “[Rappers] are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We’re talking about ho’s that’s in the ‘hood that ain’t doing sh–, that’s trying to get a n—a for his money. These are two separate things. First of all, we ain’t no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC [the cable network home to Imus] going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them mutha—–as say we in the same league as him.”

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