Filed By Alex Blaze | April 18, 2011 7:30 AM | comments
Filed in: Quote of the Day Tags: i'm gay, lil b, music
"I'm gonna do the most controversial thing in hip-hop. Ya'll heard it first. And I'mma just show you that words don't mean shit. I'mma make an album called I'm Gay, right."
--Straight rapper Lil' B
We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.
The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.
I think he just restated post-modern linguistic theory.
And apparently that's controversial in hip-hop.
"And I'mma just show you that words don't mean shit."
And there we have the crux of the entire problem. Words do have power and some people use them to stir up hate, anger, animosity, and violence. It takes a truly ignorant person regardless of how "smart" or "educated" they may be to even entertain such garbage. Lives have been lost over the wrong choice of words and wars fought and won because of them. But then I've always believed that ignorance is inherently curable, given enough time and effort -- it's stupidity that's a fatal condition. Someone will die because of it, today.