So Many Tears: When Rappers Break Down and Cry

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    So Many Tears: When Rappers Break Down and Cry
    There’s no crying hip-hop, or is there? Case in point, this past Tuesday (July 20th) Power 105.1’s radio morning show <em>The Breakfast Club</em> (w/ DJ Envy, Angela Yee & Charlamagne Tha god) featured guest Lil Mama, who broke into tears after being ridiculed over her looks, music, and actions. Although it was a bit harsh and touchy, she officially joins the ranks of MCs that let their tears, and emotions, do the talking. From Young Buck crying on a private phone call with 50 Cent to Big Sean shedding tears of joy at his New York City listening session, <em>XXL </em>looks back at some of hip-hop’s teary-eyed MCs. Get the Kleenex… —<em>Ralph Bristout</em>
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    Young Buck Cries During a Phone Call With 50 Cent.
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    Kanye West breaks down while performing "Hey Mama" in London.
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    Game Gets Choked Up Over the State of Hip-Hop
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    Nicki Minaj Sheds a Tear During Her <em>My Time Now</em> MTV Documentary.
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    Big Sean Gets Emotional At His Listening Party in Toronto, Canada.
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  • Dmxej

    Another wack ass feature. Come on yall. And for the record, Lil Mama wasn’t even crying because of Charlamagne weak ass. She actually held her own and even hoed him a lil bit during the interview. She was crying because of her mother dying of cancer. Yall should be ashamed even puttin up some shit like that.

  • Sha

    I’m not actually for the “Emo Rapper”. To me it demonstrates weakness to the masses. Maybe if a female MC cries, it’s not TOO bad. But what if I had seen Rakim or Kane crying? What if Chuck D broke down like a bitch on stage? What if Dr. Dre started crying in an interview? Snoop? Lyte? Cube?

    I don’t know. Maybe some of those cats have cried. But I don’t remember them being all front-street with it like today’s soft-assed rappers are. I guess the culture is changing. It’s cool to be a p*ssy now.

  • Sha

    I’m not actually for the “Emo Rapper”. To me it demonstrates weakness to the masses. Maybe if a female MC cries, it’s not TOO bad. But what if I had seen Rakim or Kane crying? What if Chuck D broke down like a bitch on stage? What if Dr. Dre started crying in an interview? Snoop? Lyte? Cube?

    I don’t know. Maybe some of those cats have cried. But I don’t remember them being all front-street with it like today’s soft-assed rappers are. I guess the culture is changing. It’s cool to be a p*ssy now..

  • Mr.White

    Why didn’t you mention Maino crying on stage at a concert?