What a Double Entendre
This has to be one of the most moving videos I have seen in QUITE a long time. The lyrics speaks VOLUMES of our culture.
Many parents aren’t teaching their children the difference between fantasy and reality. Without the parents being perceived as the heroes these young girls are getting their stimulation and imitation other ways, just for the false feeling of being wanted and desired.
This video is showcasing why it’s important to be the matriarchs and patriarchs of our families. We have to stop this cycle of having our children thinking that being a “bad bitch” is dressing half naked and bouncing your ass up and down for a couple of dollars.
Our society has a much skewed perception of women right now.
Not only just women, black women.
Too many times in rap videos do we see these women bouncing their asses up and down… having champagne poured on them. These self proclaimed “Bad Bitches” are being objectified… and they don’t even care.
In this video Lupe is using blackface as a metaphor. While, we may no longer use the paint to disseminate racist images… we now use huge gold chains, rims, grills, and half naked girls dancing around overpriced cars.
I’m here to tell you, it’s the same thing in a different form.
I really want everyone to take the time to think about what we are doing to, not only ourselves, but our future.
In order to do better, we have to think better.
If we as a culture want to be respected better by the world, we can’t act like puppets.
We must begin to think how our actions are consequences to EVERYONE.
Below are some of my favorite lyrics from the song.
First he’s relatin’ the word “bitch” with his mama, comma
And because she’s relatin’ to herself, his most important source of help, And mental health, he may skew respect for dishonor
High heels, long hair, fat booty, slim
Reality check, I’m not trippin’
They don’t see a paid actress, just what makes a bad bitch
Disclaimer: This rhymer, Lupe’s not usin’ bitch as a lesson
But as a psychological weapon
To set in your mind and really mess with your conceptions
Discretions, reflections, it’s clever misdirection
Cause, while I was rappin’ they was growin’ up fast
Nobody stepped in to ever slow ‘em up, gasp
Sure enough, in this little world
The little boy meets one of those little girls
And he thinks she a bad bitch and she thinks she a bad bitch
He thinks disrespectfully, she thinks of that sexually
She got the wrong idea, he don’t wanna fuck her
He thinks she’s bad at being a bitch like his mother
Momma never dress like that, come out the house, hot mess like that
Ass, titties, dress like that
All out to impress like that
Just like that, you see the fruit of the confusion
He caught in a reality, she caught in an illusion
Bad mean good to her, she really nice and smart
But bad mean bad to him, bitch don’t play your part
But bitch still bad to her if you say it the wrong way
But she think she a bitch, what a double entendre
I hope you like the song as much as I did!
Let me know your thoughts below.
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