Beyonce = Robo-ho? Ruh roh!

Earlier this year, the Don Imus incident made it clear that you can’t just call a black woman a the h word any ol’ time you feel like it, regardless of how fucked up her hair is, lest the forces of McCarthyism come down on you like a tour bus on Metallica’s first bassist. But what if you’re using the term in reference to a black woman who’s actually dressed like a ho?

The latest such incident involves, you guessed it, Jay-Z’s pretend girlfriend Beyonce Knowles, who apparently gave a performance at this week’s BET Awards dressed as a robotic whore. A “robo-ho,” if you will, though I find that “ho-bot” has a nice ring as well.

I wouldn’t know one way or the other, because, obviously, why in the fuck would I want to watch the BET Awards? In fact, when did they even begin having the BET Awards? I haven’t even bothered watching the MTV Awards since I was like 19, or whatever year that was they had the Wayans brothers host. I bet that was when they began having the BET Awards.

But the more I hear about this year’s BET Awards, the more I kinda wish I’d indulged my inner sadist. For example, how come none of you ‘bags told me your boy Fiddy pulled an Ashlee Simpson – except when his lip sync reel malfunctioned he just sort of ran through the crowd slapping fives with people and hollering what’s up? Then he goes back onstage, sits down and starts talking about Vitamin Water.

Check the video for yourself.

As far as the whole robo-ho thing goes, I’ve seen my share of Paul Verhoeven movies, but I’d lying if I said I knew exactly what a robo-ho wears. My guess is that it’s something along the lines of your typical ho uniform (like the one worn by the ho that ganked Foxy Brown’s hearing aid the other day), but with more shiny metal gizmos. Is that what Beyonce was wearing at the BET Awards? At any rate, that’s how TMZ chose to describe it.

Here’s the exact quote:

…From Beyonce’s roboho performance getup to Eve’s streetwalker chic, check out why it’s time these artists hired new stylists and put the hip back into hip-hop!…

Aww dang!

Okay, so honestly I don’t see what the big deal is, though of course I’m a hardened woman hater. No Larry Johnson. Like I said, I’m not sure what exactly she had on the other day, but when’s the last time you saw Beyonce when she wasn’t dressed like a ho? The time she performed at President Sieg Howdy’s inauguration? If anything, that’s only further proof that she’ll do anything for a dollar. If you think I’m lying, feel free to consult Google Images.

But according to Jasmyne Cannick aka jimbrah izrael’s lesbian workwife, it shouldn’t matter whether or not Beyonce dresses as a ho for a living. In the wake of the Don Imus incident, the media should no longer be allowed to use the word ho in reference to a black woman regardless, the same way it’s generally not considered Kosher to call a Jewish guy a money lender, even if he works in a bank.

Here’s the key bit of the screed she posted to her blog yesterday re: this nonsense:

Not too long ago Black America raised its voices over the Don Imus “nappy headed hos” slip of the tongue which resulted in him ultimately being fired from CBS. Some would argue it had more to do with that fact the women he referred too didn’t deserve to be called that and that they weren’t public figures worthy of such a demeaning name. Others, like myself, believe that there’s no justification for calling someone a ho, directly or indirectly, in the media, and that includes the online media.

Um, yeah.

So, what do you ‘bags think? Should the media be allowed to use the term ho in reference to a woman? What if she’s actually dressed like a ho? What if she isn’t, but the media just feels like calling somebody a ho?

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  • Danny

    I say if she a ho call her a ho, if she ain’t a ho and you wanna call her a ho, then call her a ho!!!

    Stop being so dam soft…

    Ya dig??


    As Luda would say…

    Cant turn a HO into a housewife
    HO’s dont act right
    Theres HO’s on a mission, an Hoes on a crackpipe
    Hey HO how ya doin, where ya been?
    Prolly doin HO stuff cuz there you HO again
    Its a HO wide world, that we livin in
    feline, feminine, fantastical, women
    Not all, just some
    You HO who you are
    Theres HOEs in tha room, theres HOEs in tha car
    theres HOEs on stage, theres HOes by tha bar
    HOES by near, an HOES by far…HO..NO

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  • Chuck

    i couldnt even muster reading most of this, my eyes just kind of glossed over the paragraphs.

    blah. maybe tomorrow bol….. maybe tomorrow.

  • B.N.W

    ho ho ho, very funny

  • B.N.W

    ho ho ho, very funny

  • ak47

    she aint a ho, she just dressin skimpy to sell records. This isnt breaking news.

    If you got it, flaunt it, i dont mind.

  • orangejuicejones

    Damn Byron, I happened upon creve couer in a wiki search and I come to find that zip code is one of is the richest region in Missouri and one the wealthiest areas of the nation. That explains why you are how you are…..

  • ‘bagger vance

    R.I.P. Cliff Burton

  • jacquez
  • ak47

    My name is AK47 and I eat my own feces. I’m by FAR the gayest person on this website . . . If anybody says that it’s not really me typing this, they’re lying. I’m the real AK47 . . I’m here, I’m queer, and deal with it!

  • Tyle

    Hooooo No they shouldn’t be able 2 do ‘dat shit cuz. Even more not so TMZ cause that dude has been taking a bunch of shit 2 far as of late since they blew up a big. He went as far as calling the people that comment on his site “a bunch of wackos” which being someone that slides thru on the regular, I didn’t take 2 kindly 2 ‘dat so this ho situation is the perfect time 2 knock him down a notch. And the way they are going at Black Rappers heads then they need 2 do same across the board, don’t U think? Do ya’ think BoL
    It’s triple X shit: or

  • Todd

    Hahahah. he said no larry johnson instead of no homo

  • Bol

    >Damn Byron, I happened upon creve couer in a wiki search and I come to find that zip code is one of is the richest region in Missouri and one the wealthiest areas of the nation. That explains why you are how you are…..

    If it’s any consolation, I went hungry many a night, because my mom was too busy talking on the phone or whatever. It was tough!

  • First

    ^^ Phone sex is a thankless job with crazy hours! I’m sure your mom meant well.

  • these posts are racist


    Comparing what happened to Imus to McCarteyism??? Wow, your ignorance is insulting. Imus was fired from his job because his employer made a business decision…

    The former Senator of Wisconsin Joseph McCarthey used his power and the power of the govertnment to ruin the lives of people who were his political adversaries. Read a history book, understand the law…then make compairsons.

    Also calling Beyonce Jay’s “pretend girlfriend” is simply, baseless.

  • H-LO

    R.I.P. Cliff Burton

  • Bol

    >Comparing what happened to Imus to McCarteyism??? Wow, your ignorance is insulting. Imus was fired from his job because his employer made a business decision…

    And the alleged communists during the red scare were fired from their jobs because their employers made a business decision.

  • EReal

    Call em how ya see em!
    Im not for censorship in any form.

    You dont look as if youve ever went hunrgy in your life, so dont lie homie.

    1 hunned.

  • T-Boye

    If we can’t say the word “ho” then we should go back to original words for hoes, that weren’t so offensive like “Harlet” or Hussie”


    Dude i hope they dont pay u to write this stuff! U are the wackest!

  • these posts are racist


    The government (via a nut job Senator) did not hold Senate hearings to attack Imus…there was a public outcry over his words…and the network decided to let him go. Your compairson remains invalid.

    In any event, I too am a champion of freedom of speech. I am confused however, why you go out of your way to defend a guy who called young black women “nappy headed hoes”. There are so many other real freedom of speech issues that you could more nobely defend. Namely, the fact that man Muslims are being persecuted, by Government Action, for mere speech which has not been linked to any kind of illegal activity or viloence…Your bigotry against Muslims however will keep you from researching and writing about the manner…You’d rather make invalid compairsons and stick up for another asshole shock journalist.

  • j

    “…lest the forces of McCarthyism come down on you like a tour bus on Metallica’s first bassist. ”

    wow, damn bol cliff burtons death was tragic, stack bundles… not so much.

  • these posts are racist

    Somee facts/very brief history of McCarthyism…(From Wikepedia, BOL’s favorite source of info)

    During McCarthyism, many thousands of Americans were accused of being Communists or communist sympathizers and became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government or private-industry panels, committees and agencies. The primary targets of such suspicions were government employees, those in the entertainment industry, educators and union activists. Suspicions were often given credence despite inconclusive or questionable evidence, and the level of threat posed by a person’s real or supposed leftist associations or beliefs was often greatly exaggerated. Many people suffered loss of employment, destruction of their careers, and even imprisonment. Most of these punishments came about through trial verdicts later overturned,laws that would be declared unconstitutional, dismissals for reasons later declared illegal or actionable, or extra-legal procedures that would come into general disrepute.

    The FBI also used illegal undercover operations to harass and disrupt Communist and other dissident political groups. In 1956, Hoover was becoming increasingly frustrated by Supreme Court decisions that limited the Justice Department’s ability to prosecute Communists. At this time he formalized a covert “dirty tricks” program under the name COINTELPRO.[23] COINTELPRO actions included planting forged documents to create the suspicion that a key person was an FBI informer, spreading rumors through anonymous letters, leaking information to the press, calling for IRS audits, and the like. The COINTELPRO program remained in operation until 1971.

  • Definition

    a ho is a ho, which is also a ho, and sometimes known as a ho.

    so yes i will call them a ho.

  • HNIC

    “Others, like myself, believe that there’s no justification for calling someone a ho, directly or indirectly, in the media, and that includes the online media.”

    As true as that may be, that would leave many of us at a loss for words when describing someone with ho-like tendencies, or someone who just so happens to sale sexual acts in exchange for monetary gains a.k.a. hoin’… Let’s keep it real, we all know some women who could win some awards or at least receive an honorable mention for their outstanding service in this line of work; be it professional or freelance. After all, it is the “world’s oldest profession”, you know.

    Did you know that they even had harlots in the bible?… true story. And it won’t stop, as long as the world keeps spinning.

    To paraphrase the great Dave Chappelle, who once said: “You’re not a whore but you’re wearing a whore’s uniform, and that shit is confusing.”

  • ya favorite hataz favorite hata

    i actually read that article on TMZ and the only part that amazed me was they had NOTHING GOOD to say about any of our black talent…I mean why did we have to be ho’s and streetwalkers… has anyone seen PARIS, BRITNEY, or LINDSAYS wardrobe??? when they dress like ho’s they are just called badly dressed without the ho’s and all that… so i see the diffreences in the way media portrays our women!!!


  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    I discussed this with my girl. I told her Alecia Keys is successful and does not need to dress like Chardonnay from Snoop’s movie Boss’n'Up. Beyonce on the other hand dresses like a hooker. I also think it has to do with her self-esteem. She may feel shallow and thus wants to dress that way to make up for her intellectual shortcomings. She is the type of girl who loves to flaunt her goodies. Is she a good role model for young women, no. Don’t get me wrong though she is a nice women but she needs to cover some of that bootylicious jelly up.

  • steve

    yo bol, fuck the bet awards! i think people are more interested in a chris benoit blog. in fact, on your next blog, compare his actions to some of the stupid that happens in hip-hop.

  • The Spaniard

    “And the alleged communists during the red scare were fired from their jobs because their employers made a business decision.” ~Bol

    Bol, you don’t get it. McCarthy went after communists and was a government official. Imus is not a communist nor is NBC the government. Therefore your analogy is totally without merit…and you are a self hating race traitor.

    As far as the “media” (or whomever) is concerned, they should be more specific in their terms. (e.g. “She is dressed in what we typically consider whore attire”)

    Now if someone has proof of said woman turning tricks (or sport fucking) then by all means refer to her as a ho/whore…etc.

    Dressing like a whore does not mean you are actually a ho. Although the two seem to be highly correlated in my experience.

  • houston’s finest

    BET sucks, i had i feeling they would make it the beyonce show, that’s why i didn’t watch it. silly ho

  • The Spaniard

    That was sarcasm by the way. My fake sarcasm tags were removed.

    Damn incompetent web designers!

  • J.Y.

    The guy who designed her roboho dress was inspired by the robot/goddess/woman in the (old, like from the 1920′s) movie “Metropolis”. It could have been some sort of tribute, but I don’t think the guy has ever seen the whole movie, and I don’t think Beyonce has even heard of the story behind her dress. She just wears what she’s told to wear.

  • King Ben

    If it quacks like a duck….

  • these posts are racist


    Nice catch…Metropolis (silent movie from 1927) was a good movie.


    You *can* call people whatever you want…but on the same token, people can then choose to boycott you. If its not Govt. intervention, its not a freedom of speech issue. Moreover, ironically, you are calling for the same thing that you are denouncing…you are telling people to not speak out against speech they find offensive…

  • FUCK BOL i mean this

    Bol I really don’t think you like being BLACK. I say that because you are not really a BLACK MAN. Sometimes(and it’s a rare case) the color of your skin doesn’t match who you are as a person.You didn’t grow up in our areas also you didn’t want to learn about your PEOPLE and your parents should be hung for that(just like the ol’days). I pray that one of these rappers beat the socks off you and fold your glasses in half. You will never ever be a black man for one you would know that, that post on TMZ was racist and being a BLACK MAN you would not stand for that. Just like the Stack$ post(R.I.P) you don’t RESPECT US at all. Who ever hired you should also be shot and killed ……..and you call this hip-hop. Fuck you and your roboho mother. It’s time for a take over you and sunday should jump off a cliff together.

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  • Detroit P

    lol…..nice one

  • che

    beyonce dnt look like a ho, i was expecting her to look really slutty wt with all this controversy, but it’s no more than i’d expect. britney spears, shakira, nicole schmitzshemsjrtdgv all dress the same way. so why’s this an issue?

  • RealWitMine!

    The media should allow to use the word hoe!! Isn’t that why Imus got fired!

  • http://niggaonlineakaNOL coon ass cracker

    youz canz callez az hoez az hoez likez youz canz callez az spade az spade or az niggaz

  • hoviebabie

    I totally agree with CHE – didnt britney dress like that with a snake around her neck and shakira basically wore the same thing except for a skirt inatead of pants at the MTV video awards and the pussy cat dolls hello are you all blind you can practically see thier arses when they perform and I dont see no hate for them?????? stop hating on Beyonce

  • ToneFelone

    Quit bein dumb as fuck, please! Why do everytime a black woman dress sexy she is called a hoe? Bol is a fag.

  • ToneFelone

    Get it right. Remember: A hoe’ll let anybody fuck and a bitch’ll let anybody fuck…except you.

  • Bol

    >The government (via a nut job Senator) did not hold Senate hearings to attack Imus…there was a public outcry over his words…and the network decided to let him go. Your compairson remains invalid.

    The government didn’t fire anyone from their jobs for being communists in the 1950s. Joseph McCarthy and various other McCarthy-ites created a public outcry, which led people’s employers to either fire them or refuse to hire them in the first place.

    Similarly, the Don Imus incident didn’t involve any government action one way or the other. The Al Sharptons of the world created a public outcry, which led CBS and MSNBC to dump Imus.

    The fact that Joseph McCarthy was a Senator is neither here nor there. He could’ve just as easily been a prominent member of the business community or a clergyman and the effect would have been just the same.

    Whether or not the Imus incident is an according to Hoyle example of McCarthyism is a matter of semantics. The underlying mechanism is the exact same thing.

  • these posts are racist


    I’m not engaging in a semantical debate. McCarthyism was something horrible in our US history and needs to be recognized and understood for what it was so that we can learn from it for the present witch-hunts and fight against them accordingly.

    Imus’ situation is nothing close to this stain in US history. The Government did in fact fire Government employees because McCarthy labeled them a communist, this is a fact.

    Moreover, the Government did imprison people, investigate them, wire tap them and subject them to IRS audits, and in many cases fabricate evidence to show they were members of the communist party! This is no where near the Imus incident, where he has not been harassed by the govt., faces no jail time and is still a millionaire!

    Wikepedia-Govt laws regarding McCarthyism

    There were several attempts to introduce legislation or apply existing laws to help to protect the United States from the perceived threat of Communist subversion.

    The Alien Registration Act or Smith Act of 1940 made it a criminal offense for anyone to “knowingly or willfully advocate, abet, advise or teach the[…] desirability or propriety of overthrowing the Government of the United States or of any State by force or violence, or for anyone to organize any association which teaches, advises or encourages such an overthrow, or for anyone to become a member of or to affiliate with any such association”. Hundreds of Communists were prosecuted under this law between 1941 and 1957. Eleven leaders of the Communist Party were charged and convicted under the Smith Act in 1949. Ten defendants were given sentences of five years and the eleventh was sentenced to three years. All of the defense attorneys were cited for contempt of court and were also given prison sentences. In 1951, twenty-three other leaders of the party were indicted including Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union. By 1957 over 140 leaders and members of the Communist Party had been charged under the law.[32]

    Described by scholar Ellen Schrecker as “the McCarthy era’s only important piece of legislation,”[33] the McCarran Internal Security Act became law in 1950 (the Smith Act technically predated McCarthyism). However, the McCarran Act had no real effect beyond legal harassment. It required the registration of Communist organizations with the Attorney General and established the Subversive Activities Control Board to investigate possible Communist-action and Communist-front organizations so they could be required to register. Due to numerous hearings, delays and appeals, the act was never enforced, even with regard to the Communist Party of the United States itself, and the major provisions of the act were found to be unconstitutional in 1965 and 1967.[34]

    In 1952, the Immigration and Nationality, or McCarran-Walter, Act was passed. This law allowed the government to deport immigrants or naturalized citizens engaged in subversive activities and also to bar suspected subversives from entering the country.

    The Communist Control Act of 1954 was passed with overwhelming support in both houses of Congress after very little debate. Jointly drafted by Republican John Marshall Butler and Democrat Hubert Humphrey, the law was an extension of the Internal Security Act of 1950, and sought to outlaw the Communist Party by declaring that the party, as well as “Communist-Infiltrated Organizations” were “not entitled to any of the rights, privileges, and immunities attendant upon legal bodies”. The Communist Control Act never had any significant effect, and was perhaps most notable for the odd mix of liberals and conservatives among its supporters. It was successfully applied only twice, in New Jersey it was used to prevent Communist party members from appearing on the state ballot in 1954, and in 1960, when it was used to deny the CPUSA recognition as an employer under New York State’s unemployment compensation system. The New York Post called the act “a monstrosity”, “a wretched repudiation of democratic principles,” while The Nation accused Democratic liberals of a “neurotic, election-year anxiety to escape the charge of being ‘soft on Communism’ even at the expense of sacrificing constitutional rights.

  • KMay

    TPAR vs. Bol is one of the best beefs in all of hip hop

  • Dr Flav

    LOL! KMay its like TPAR Shakur vs Bollie Smalls.

  • Nice-n-Tight

    When it comes to Beyonce I find that she contradicts herself. She had a song called “Nasty Girl” and chanted “put some clothes on”. What the hell is she thinking if she’s damn near naked herself? I feel a woman should wear what she wants, but at the same token, practice what you preach. This day in time there is really no “ho” costume because of the diversity of modern day whores. The biggest whore in your town could be the church usher board member. Dressing provocatively? Okay. But what does a “ho” wear?

  • Bol


    So you’re saying Don Imus wasn’t a victim of McCarthyism because he didn’t work for the government and he wasn’t harrassed by the IRS and he wasn’t imprisoned based on fabricated charges and subsequently electrocuted as if he was Sacco and Vanzetti?

    If that’s the case, then what about all of the poor bastards who were merely unable to find work because they were suspected of being communist, and yet didn’t have deal with any of that other shit? I suppose they weren’t victims of McCarthyism either, at least according to the TPAR line of reasoning.

  • brebre

    I wanna say I really liked the way her titties shaking on that night. real nice.

  • Bibs

    lol, nobody calls black women hoes more than… black women. lets keep it real.

  • RYME

    No Larry Johnson……..That shit had me cracking up.Fuck TMZ!

  • these posts are racist


    You’re not making any sense. Those who McCarthy and his boys labeled communists were subjected to legal and state harassment, which included not being able to work.

    Quick primer on employment law.
    Federal and State law generally prohibits an employer from terminating (or not hiring) a person based on their race, religion, sex, or national origin.

    Many states have another category that says you cannot terminate or not hire a person if the reason violated public policy. Many cases have deemed political affiliation (i.e. communists) as a reason which cannot be used in the termination or hiring of a person.

    McCarthyism made it, in many instances, illegal for an employer to hire a suspected communist.

    The law did not require that Imus be terminated. The law does not prohibit Imus from getting paid.

    The network was afraid of losing advertisers due to public outcry…so they fired him. It was not the network’s legal duty, one way or the other.

    Now, public outcry is not the end and be of all of things. For example, if public outcry made a good business decision to fire a black person because they are black, then the law would prohibit the employer doing such, even if it is a valid business decision (i.e. advertisers would pull).

    Do you understand?

  • The Spaniard

    I think I’ll start calling Bol on his nonsense as well. Whatever Bol says, I’ll call him an idiot and take the opposite position no matter how much information I have to ignore. If I have to take a loose interpretation of events to support my position then I’ll do that…until the moment I have to take a rigid view then I’ll do that whenever necessary. I’ll even ignore large chucks of information from the very sources I choose site. Disingenuous you say? Well then, fuck you! Obvious satire? Kill yourself self hater.

  • lilfamous07

    I feel that if a female isn’t a ho, then she shouldn’t get offeneded when she hears or reads the word ho in a media outlet. And about the whole Don Imus incident, he didn’t get fired because he called them chicks nappy headed hoes, or even because of the public outcry, he got fired because advertisers started pulling out, which was costing his employers money. If the advertisers never pulled out, Imus would still have a radio show today.

  • yupyup

    “hoe” does accurately describe a segment of the female population. however, we can’t get past its offensiveness until people start using it for these hoe ass white bitches, ala’ hilton, lohan, kardashian (fine ass), anderson, aguillera

  • EReal

    TPAR got owned. lol.

  • these posts are racist

    And how’s that EREAL?

  • around and around

    TPAR dropped the nuke on BOL’s fake ass column. Just read there back and forth, BOL never addresses what TPAR says, and BOL just comes up with his own shit. Just like his people the white conservatives. Sell out ho.

    Lupe Fiasco whopped Bols ass too, I saw it.

  • EReal

    Lupe Fiasco whopped Bols ass too, I saw it.
    Nope, Lupe actually lost because he got heated. Then his album leaked, flopped and he had to testify cause he was movin bricks. I’d say homie aint doin to good.

    TPAR loses because he gets mad, and he stays on Bol’s crotch constantly. I mean seriously bro, You seem like an intelligent person. Intelligent enough to know that no matter how many comments you leave, no matter the argument, nothing is gonna change. Bol is gonna be Bol and his posts are always gonna be self hating racist and mysognistic rants. Now you’ve just given him more shine because people actually enjoy your back and forth, so he wins again.
    Plus he gets more hits, so he wins again.
    Blogging beef is for suckas, homie.

    Just ask that Exposer cat who aired out BXS and Billy banned him from the thread. LMAO, those were some funny ass posts.

    Anyway, back to work. Gotta get that pape

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  • Young McGreeves

    The word “ho” was never the real controversy, it was “nappy-headed”. People use ho in the media ALL THE TIME. Think about it.