Controversy Over Three 6 Mafia Performance in Memphis

three-6mafia.jpgA small controversy has arisen over a planned performance by Three 6 Mafia at the upcoming Beale Street Music Festival in the group’s hometown of Memphis. Local columnist Wendi C. Thomas has called for the group to be banned from the festival which is part of the city’s Memphis in May celebration. “The time is now to declare war on misogynistic music,” Thomas writes in The Commercial Appeal. “We could begin by ending this city’s love affair with the home-grown ghetto darlings Three 6 Mafia, who have given us “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp,” at least seven songs with “ho” in the title, and another that instructs women to lick their testicles.” While MIM board chairman Howard Robertson told Thomas that neither he nor any other board members condone lyrics that demean women, there are no plans to cancel the performance or replace Three 6 Mafia. “I don’t have that big a problem with them personally,” said Kevin Kane, president of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and a MIM board member. Thomas has asked Memphis residents to sign a letter of protest, call and email board members, and boycott the festival if necessary.

  • M.E.M.P.H.I.$ NIGGA

    36 all the way

  • Dre Money AkA Dre Dinero

    Fuccin conspiracy.. Why would u wanna ban people who did sumthin for their home city?? All they doin is hate’n on our community, makin nuthin into sumthin, Thomas needs to go eat a dicc and quit bitchin and enjoy tha festival. All in all Memphis shouldnt turn their bacc on 3 6, so fucc his “protest”, Gangsta Grillz U Bastard… LMAO

  • http://xxl q-buro

    1st snitches….sippin on some syzzurp

  • LILMONEY

    Yo i tell yall, i about sick of all these close minded mother fuckers say that rap aint music, them is the same people that never cared enough to ever find out what it really is. Rap is a movement, it’s more then music, and see that’s what these cats just don’t under stand. You don’t see any other type of music risk it all to get there message acrooss, rap is a revolution and it don’t matter who u are, we aint stoppin for nothing!

  • memphisfinest

    dats some ol bullshit and if you think so copy this and hit her up let her kno wats up http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/iDiva/2007/04/the_guest_diva_sadly_memphis_i_1.html

  • beeyo

    “Now’s the time to declare war…”
    Why, cuz everyone else is doin it?
    Maaaaannnnnnnnnn these muthafuckas are starting to really piss me off.

  • Ziggy

    how you gonna cancel a award winning group in their hometown? if they so bad with the lyrics how they walk away wit an award. that stupid bitch needs to get her mind right.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    wow…how about they get mad over the real issues and do something about it…for example:

    the war
    gas prices
    drugs
    poverty
    discrimination
    racial profiling

    Everyone likes to attack the black man and label him the bad guy.

  • SugarPlum

    I don’t think they should be banned from the festival either. Some people, like Wendi, needs attention. If the younger generation will support the fest, 3 6 has to perform because most young cats don’t want to hear old time music. Let them perform!!!!!!!!!

  • Eman

    Why are old ppl so worried about hip hop and rap all of sudden wtf? I mean doesnt this bitch have anything else to worry about like bills or her own kids? News Flash theres something called the internet and you can read and see and hear all about hos and woman lickin nuts. You cant censor shit.

  • http://www.soundclick.com/deadlytouchent Dev Dollaz

    Im sick of shit like this,..Invite them to the academy awards…give them one…but ban them from a f’n festival.Every rapper (almost every) has said something to offend or that would be considerd offensive to the non-hip hop/rap fan,and even those people sing “In The Club” and “Big Pimpin”.Love us or hate us…But dont make us multi-platnum artist honor us at award shows..then ban us from a festival…Get Different…~1~

  • BigSLAP

    everybody is wack right now. what happened to our freedom of speech. the only reason they trippin is cause of Imus, which is tupid. people in america are so fucking petty. they just gotta start ip dumb shit

  • http://Hypnotizedcamp.net KILLAMAN

    This woman has nothing better to do than attack people that have worked so hard to get where they are.

    It seems she may have some personal issues with other artists music and is comfortable with attacking a local Memphis group.

    Go criticize 50 cent or nelly or snoop..

    i think the real “HOE” here is Wendy C.

    Good luck doll!

  • J Millz

    So some white guy on the radio calls a bunch of black girls “nappy headed hoes” and somehow thats Hip hop’s fault as if he wasn’t a fuckin grown ass man. Wtf is that sit about. And to make it worse its a hometown academy winnin’ group????

  • steve-o

    It’s hard out here for a pimp was made for a movie. So what there saying is movies made for entertainment can have anything in them but music made for entertainment should b censored?

  • Tha Ace

    yo i stay in mississippi and even stupid ass white bitches like triple six
    over 13 years they’ve put out so much good shit its crazy
    and i plan on goin to memphis in may
    fuck that bitch

  • EReal

    Eman Says:

    April 25th, 2007 at 11:07 am
    Why are old ppl so worried about hip hop and rap all of sudden wtf?
    ^^^^^
    Its called a scapegoat homie. They wanna blame everything on the one thing white america is afraid of always, the black man.
    Dont you all find it interesting that yeah, Imus was fired, but they arent attacking him still, they turn it back on the black man as always.
    Im so sick of this shit anyway, nothing is gonna change, just like nothing changed after 2Live, NWA, or Eminem. They just wanna point the finger for the country’s problems and guess what, they have 3 pointin right back.
    Ridiculous political bullshit.
    Go watch Bowling for Columbine.

    all the people that wanna censor rap or 36 can ‘Slob on my nob, like corn on tha cob’ Real Talk.

    1 hunned.

  • 305

    man thas bullshit three 6 runs memphis how the fuck they gonna keep them out of that shit

    BULLSHIT

    theyre just on that bullshit about censorship and whatnot

    HOLLA

  • http://DDupointdos.state.fl.us Ghost of 2Pac

    Yall better wake Up!!! I said it all before!! The only way…is to come together and start our own NATION!! But we don’t wanna do that. Yall wanna be like cartoons!! Followin’ one another, no leaders!! So…Stop pretended and do something!! I didn’t die for nothing! Shit Jesus! didn’t die for nothing!! Are we MEN or cowards!! N0 SPEECH! NO FREEDOM!! NO FREEDOM!! NO RIGHTS!!
    WAKE UP MY BROTHERS!! peace!

  • memphisfinest

    thats really messed but it never stopped them b4 and probaly wont do it this time especially wit a oscar under their belt so who gives a fuck oh and by the way shes black i hit her up shes actually kinda nice but still wit dat feminist bullshit

  • texasleen

    just riot!!

  • Dr Flav

    Texasleen, I guess they could play the 3-6 Mafia song “Lets start a riot” from the Unbreakables album. LOL Ban em, why not just ask them to censor the profanity like normally occurs.

  • J.R.O.

    Blame Don Imus.

  • diggsy

    Looks like it’s gettin even harder out here for a pimp. Damn! I guess her havin no testicles to lick at home really has that bitch frustrated.

  • BIGNAT

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HATERS ARE COMING OUT 0F THE WOODWORK. WE NEED TO STOP OPRAH AND AL SHRAPTON THEY GOT THIS BALL ROLLING. THEY ARE STARTING WITH THE RAPPERS SHOW MONEY. WE ALL KNOW IF A RAPPER CAN’T TOUR AND THERE ALBUM DON’T DO GOOD BASICALLY. THAT WOULD MEAN THEY ARE BROKE AND THAT AVERAGE JOES LIKE US WOULD BE MAKING MORE MONEY THAN THEM.

  • BOSA

    i dont understand how middle aged white people judge hip hop and there tons of of other shit to bitch about

  • DC’s Finest

    see thats the problem wit America. When I white man does something completely wrong and racist, they easily come up with some lame ass excuse about how hip-hop influenced it. Imus was just a racist, he has nuthin to do with hip-hop, so stop crusading on the rap culture cuz of wat some cracker said…Bitches…

  • breaksandbreaks

    haters

  • Dade County 305

    i bet she licked her nigga BALLS when she was gettin knock’d up!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for 2 Live Crew!!!! if u ban rap u gotta ban Hollywood, hard rock,comics on HBO,etc…

  • http://myspace.com/downwiththaking ny: thekingof118

    looks like somebody got there al sharpton kit in the mail…

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DOGSTA1 dogsta

    MAN WHUP THAT TRICK… WHUP THAT TRICK. 3 6 MAFIA ARE LEGENDS, BEST THANG IN MEMPHIS SINCE ELVIS PRESLEY. SHE KNOW SHE WAN ALL ON THEM NIGGAS DICKS BEFO THIS RAP MUSIC BAN SHE THESE BOYS DON STARTED. MAN THEY TRYNA STOP HIP HOP, WE CANT LET THEM DO IT.

  • Cuban Link

    We’ll see how many people go if they ban 3.6

    let me add this is the greatest time for hip hop ever.I hate Young Jeezy, Weezy, and all those other southern cats, but this war on hip hop is gonna finally unite the hip hop world.Word to Eazy

  • umm

    they worship satan, ban em…dont believe me look up lyrics for mystic minds….i cant support ne1 dissin god, cuz if it was a friend or family member they were dissin it be the same way

  • E

    3 6 the shit let dem boys perform where lord infamous at?

  • Tha Ace

    the scarecrow is locked up i think but he the best one out tha click on the real

  • S-Dot

    I’m A Up North Nigga! And I’ve Been A Fan Of Three 6 From Jump Street! And Now They Wanna Try To Ban Niggaz? That’s That Bullshit In Their Life!

  • Rizzop

    Im sorry to say, but racism is alive and well in this country, from making NBA players wear suits to young black NFL players getting profiled and charged with things (the cops run your plate b4 they pull you over, so they know who it is)to now hip hop music being blamed for everything wrong with the world. i dont know if the rest of you see it but its becoming sad that we are getting fucked and dont even realize it! All they want is control over us! They see that we had been making legit money, and doing positve things, so now they target the exact ways we get legit money….its scary

  • imHOODrich

    this is fuckin wack real talk but lets not get it twisted this aint everybody tryin to blame everything on the “black man” (and you can’t really say nothin’ happened to Imus, he got dropped from a national broadcast) it’s bullshit that they’re acting like some damn nazis with the censoring bullshit, but that aint “attackin the black man” cause i don’t know what everyone else is really seein but Al Sharpton displays a lot more examples of racism then just simply censoring some songs.

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  • http://www.razormack.com Razormack

    I YOU DON’T KNOW…THEY HAVE DECLARED WAR ON HIP HOP

    wwwRAZORMACKcom

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