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.
- Straight Outta Rape Culture
- Remember When Dr. Dre Bashed a Denise Barnes Face Against a Wall?
- Dr Dre may be donating his royalties to charity, but let's not forget his record in violence against women
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.