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Sunday
Aug092015

No, I'm Not Going to Go See Straight Outta Compton, I Don't Care WHAT Oprah Says!

Let me preface this post by saying that I am NOT launching a boycott of Straight Outta Compton: The Sanitization of NWA.   The publicists of the movie would love nothing more for us to pick up some placards and march around in a circle.  Nope- not doing it. Going to spend my time working on pro-Black girl propaganda.

What I will do, is what I've always done is remind you about the hatred that the Hip Hop Industrial Complex has heaped upon the heads of Black women and girls for decades.

These people hate you. they hated you 30 years ago and they hate us today. Not only did they brutalize Black women and girls in their music, they savagely beat up Black women and girls in their real lives.

Throughout their career they've been hailed as street poets and raw truth tellers mining the psychic space of young urban black masculinity. In song after song, gang rape, statutory rape, the coercion of women into prostitution and the terroristic murder of prostitutes are chronicled, glorified and paid homage to as just part of the spoils of "ghetto" life. The 1988 song "Straight Outta Compton" trivializes the murder of a neighborhood girl ("So what about the bitch that got shot, fuck her, you think I give a damn about a bitch, I'm not a sucker") Sikivu Hutchinson

F. Gary Gray the director stated publically that he intentionally left out the level of violence NWA inflicted on Black women and girls because that wasn't the story he wanted to tell...I wonder why?

It is interesting to see Black women, who should know better, promoting this sanatized anti-Black woman propaganda.

 Oprah's intern and I had a very brief interaction about Straight Outta Compton.

My vote is that this was her intern since she didn't address the violence against Black women issue.

Here's the deal, our society craves celebrity and money. It doesn't matter what level of depravity you reach, as long as you're famous and have money, people will look the other way -- in fact, if you have celebrity, people will actively applaud you as you engage in depravity.

I am not surprised to see young Black women, promoting Straight Outta Compton. This ain't my first show at the rodeo, but as you cape for these three Black men who hate you ( in spirit and in truth)- remember that they will NOT cape for you.

Before you promote "Straigh Outta Compton," you should go listen to the actual lyrics of the song...

"Straight Outta Compton" was an early salvo for such popular fare as "To Kill a Hooker," "Findum, Fuckum & Flee" and the rape epic "One Less Bitch" in which N.W.A. co-founder Dr. Dre lets his boys gang rape a prostitute then notes, "the bitch tried to 'gank' me so I had to kill her". Source

... and then ask yourself what kind of self-respecting Black woman would be standing up and cheering her own death march.

NWA Lyrics:

"One Less Bitch"

"To Kill a Hooker"

 

Reader Comments (7)

C. Delores Tucker tried to tell the masses. Hell, even Tipper Gore tried. But instead of listening, the masses silenced these women.

Damn shame.

I refused to purchase Marsha Ambrosius' CD because she has a duet with Dr. Dre on it. And I love her music (girl can SANG).

Yes, I will go out of my way to not support this insidious garbage.

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMommieDearest

We have to learn from the life of C. Delores Tucker. Which is why they aren't going to get me running around in a circle trying to hold people back from the theater doors.

August 12, 2015 | Registered CommenterThe Blogmother

Not one penny of my money.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSpinster

Most AA black women don't respect themselves, or value themselves at all. Sad but true.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHomesteadGlamourgirl

These people have no shame, is this movie just to add insult to injury, from all the damage that they've clearly done to our race over the years? Smh...now instead of trying to hide the details of their, sordid and maleficent past (and obviously still present) of degrading themselves and the women that bore them, they take pleasure in wallowing in their own feces and want to profit from its stench as well. Pure arrogance at its finest...Imo. I'm forty now, but I remember like it was yesterday how these fools degraded and belittled their own race for fame. Fame whores is what they were then, what they are now and what they will always be, they are void of hope and potential, may they enjoy while it last.

Ty for this post @Blogmother

August 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCheri

You're welcome Cheri. People are now comparing these folks to MLK and Malcolm X. In what world?

August 17, 2015 | Registered CommenterThe Blogmother

I don't want to slam Oprah because I know she's done some very productive and inspiring things, but I think she cares about Black men way more than Black women and part of me kinda wishes she would just retire and stop commenting about issues like this, she's so far removed from it seems. Like she spent so much time pandering to middle class white women, she doesn't recognize when BLack women are being sh-tted on.

Again, I know she done some great stuff, but I just don't feel like I can relate to A LOT of what she does. I didn't like Precious and I just feel like she has this masochistic predilection for seeing Black women being abused, like it gets her off or something. I don't know. It's pain porn or something.

August 17, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpumpkin

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