It’s Time For A Fag Rapper [ll]…
I was in front of MTV’s headquarters this morning as part of the protestors for the ongoing television and screenwriter’s strike when I read the newsticker scrolling along the face of the building.
The first thing that came to my mind was how ghey of him to re-address this issue. Whatever happened inside of that Cincinnati hotel room doesn’t matter so much as the need for Hip-Hop to get a high profile case of the AIDS. Ever since Magic Johnson caught HIV and slam dunked that shit I don’t see why other rappers haven’t signed up for this shit. These same rappers are quick to attach their name to a bottle of liquor, a car company, or even a pair of sneakers, but no one wants to big up their HMO. Do you know how much money is involved in the pharmaceutical industrial complex? Trillions.
Why I’m surprised no rapper has stepped up to claim HIV is because there’s no money left in making records. The quickest way to the billionaire boys club is through marketing. Can’t you see a rapper like Lil’ Wang selling pills that clear up your chlymdia? Wait about Foxy Brown doing some spots for Valtrex? You know that chick caught something from all the random dicks she’s sampled. This is going to be the next level for rappers. I can already see the cross-promotion efforts going down like this… “Refill your Cialis prescription and get a free ringtone from Jay-Z”.
Getting back to Bow Wow… How the fuck do you faint after throwing a tantrum? Sounds like he needs more than just that athsmatic pump. Homey needs the whole oxygen bubble set up. I blame Jermaine Dupri for pushing Bow Wow into the entertainment business before his lungs were fully grown. So now Bow Wow has to continue the rest of the tour with a nurse doesn’t he? I’ve never heard of a hemophiliac rap star. Bow Wow should bring his plight to the light. As a matter of fact, do it on the cover of King Magazine. They deserve some sales this month too. XXL Magazine already has a fag on their cover.
Have you seen the latest Vibe mag, or their online cousin? The race to bottom for mag publishers has picked up steam. Hip-Hop Weekly and Vibe are making the Source look like the Economist. I wonder if magazine staffs are simply a reflection of the people that listen to popular music? XXL is the last man standing in this arena and even we are besieged by the Lil’ Wang syndrome of a flashy image with zero content behind it. Like those Fathead wall images are a highly detailed photograph only several millimeters thick. I’m not saying that everything needs to be deep and world changing either, but we have a situation where a pop culture icon who raps has a runaway white blood cell count and everyone is scrambling to call it what it ain’t.
I’m not sure Bow Wow is a fag, although Jermaine and L.A. Reid are wild suspect. You don’t even need to be a fag to contract HIV either. What isn’t rumor is the fact that AIDS affects African American women disproportionately greater than any other subgroup. The last time I checked the only people digging on the still Lil’ Bow Wow were little Black girls. The least he could do would be to make a safe sex PSA for these girls. This playboy needs to stop all the puppy love with ghetto girls and let some real talk out of his system. Tell the people that the price of fame is some fiya and I bet that you don’t want him to give it to you.
Okay, using Bow Wow song titles in a sentence is corny, but you get the point.