Dallas City Council Erects Anti-Baggy Pants Billboards

After city officials proposed a police-enforced law against baggy and sagging pants last year, Dallas has unveiled a new, less severe plan to curb the popular fashion. According to Fox 4 Dallas, City Hall is starting a new advertising campaign aimed at getting residents to pull their pants up under the guise of an organization called “Hip-Hop Government.” The campaign will consist of three different “Pullem’ Up” billboards that bear the slogans “Don’t Be Lame, Elevate Your Game,” “Represent Yourself Like You Present Yourself,” and “That’s Not Hip-Hop That’s Flip Flop.” The first two billboards are scheduled to go up at the intersections of Interstate 45 and Lamar St., and Interstate 35E and Illinois Ave.

Last year, during the original anti-baggy pants hearings, the Dallas Morning News reported City Council member Bill Blaydes as saying, “It’s … very fast approaching lewdness, and there are laws against it…To ignore it any further, I think, is going to be a problem throughout this city.”

  • Public Domain

    I’m sure this is also aimed at the white skateboard kids in the suburbs who wear their pants like this as well……

    • REESE

      HMMMMMM……..

      SO THIS IS WHAT THEY DO WITH THE MONEY THEY SNATCH OUT OF MY CHECK.

      WELP………..

      AT LEAST IT’S GOING TO A GOOD CAUSE?????????

  • kkk

    i hate all black people i seriously hope they all get lynched

    • Nawledge

      Its ok. We hate you too.

    • http://xxlmag.com Cracca Killa

      we hate u 2 n if u wanna try n lynch sum body ima b waitin 4 cracca ass bitch

    • I’ll kill a cracka

      if u hate black people then why r u on a website that talks predominately about black people u stupid muthafucka

  • Durty

    This wasn’t ah problem to these white kids started saggain, hell naw this wont get aimed at white kids.. just another way to get niggaz in the system, why dont these muthafuckaz fight Real Crime, like that shit Bush doing, GO TO HELL HYPocrits

    • USA

      Last I checked there was not a racial code written into this proposition. Please inform me if I’m wrong but the law is going after people who wear pants with their asses hanging out. Pants have a “waist-band” meant to be worn about the waist, not the knee-caps. Anyone with any respect for themselves or others, should not have to tolerate idiots. By the way learn how to write jerk-off.

  • young your god

    and i thought freedom of speech was such a valued privledge among white folks…dont worry, soon hanging lyches around campuses wont be illegal

  • Rodjilius

    dam this is sad why must they blame hiphop for every single thing rap isnt perfect but dam it the world isnt either

  • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Shacky G

    I’m in Dallas, from Dallas and black…..this law and dumb campaign is aimed at BLACK PEOPLE…lets be honest about this…

    http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy

  • dallas is gay

    too gay dis place gets stupider n stupider
    ever since i moved down here the laws are gayer some faggot made a song about stop sagging n shit its so fuckin hilarious tho
    we aint gonna stop sagging fuck what they think
    a shit load of mexicans/hispanics n blacks sag so it wont happen.

  • JSTYLEZ

    man shit is getting dumber and dumber by the minute…whats next…cant fart in public..lol

  • http://www.GOD.COM GOD

    IF THOSE OLD ASS PEOPLE WANT TO TELL PEOPLE HOW TO DRESS AND HOW TO LOOK….

    US YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD COME UP WITH A GROUP THAT STOP OLD PEOPLE DRIVING CARS, BEATTING THERE WIFES , RAPEING THERE STEP KIDS,CHEATTING ON THERE WIFE,

    YOU SHOULDNT THROW A ROCK IF YOU LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE.

  • Ghost Deini

    That is the most corny shit EVER. Nuff said.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/bmfhardy B.Hardy

    As a Dallas resident and hip hop artist(shameless self promotion), I must say that this is the dumbest, most blatantly racist thing the city council could do! I find it awfully odd that these muhfuckas who are tryin to make the “residents of the city” stop sagging, put their first two billboards up in predominantly black areas(Oak Cliff & South Dallas). This is complete bullshit!

  • Lacy

    I’m From Dallas, The South Really, Ain’t Nobody Gonna Respect Tha Law Roun Here Nor Worldwide. Try Again Muddhasucka’

  • JD3

    whenever i hear news like this i think Chamillionaire is a smart dude.the hip hop police doin work

  • JC

    This some dumb shit

  • Moniker

    the “hip hop government”?! LOL, like seriously. Gotta love it when old white dudes try to appeal to black culture. My personal favorite is “Don’t be Lame, Elevate your game”. Like they can’t seriously think this will work. That shit is beyond corny, I don’t think there’s a word that can describe how pathetic this is.

    • Ski

      saggiN spelled backwards = what Niggas… yall need to stop and smell the coffe ..I aint got a problem with ya shit loose but all that around your anckles shit make me what to kick someone in thier ass.if I had a daughter around that it would make me mad..we need to start presenting ourselves a lil more respectively though if we plan on ours having something one day..I heard the shit started from fags in the county..nows that mad

  • Name

    u can’t be serious. this guy Bill Blaydes has crossed the line. WTF are u people doing in dallas!?! you’re just gonna sit back and watch them put these billboards up? u shouldn’t allow it! this is america people, u have a voice

  • DirtDogggy

    Fuckin jokes. What about fat bitches in mini skirts or spandex ? What about corny John Stockton shorts that are so high your scrotum hangs out the side ? what about tight biker shorts that show the size of you sausage to all the little girls ? what about dudes that need a coat hanger to pull their tigh ass acid wash geans up and there so tight they might as well be naked ?

    I mean, guys that wear thier pants low usually have baggy shorts or boxers underneith anyway, so who’s revieling more ?

    These dip shit politicians and hard core Christians have nothing better to do. Who are they trying to help ?

    I addmit some cats look dumb as fuck with pants off they ass but who gives a fuck, I’m starting a campain called “pull your Stockton shorts down I can see your nuts”

    ” You are lame, don’t let you nuts hang”

    • Fire

      Funny stuff, man. Anyway, trying to make laws about how people can dress is infringing on the freedom of expression. It’s ridiculous and a huge waste of taxpayer money. Aren’t there real problems like falling education standards and poverty to worry about? In their dipshit minds, I guess not. It would be all right if people for this initiative and people who change behavior because of this initiative to wear Stockton shorts because they have no balls, so you couldn’t see them.

  • Da Kid

    LMAO! Flip-Flop! WTF, dats wack az hell! I dont sag my pants…..much but this sure az hell wouldnt stop me from doing it if I did it often.

  • South GP Boi

    haha they aint stoppin shit..i spit in the face of the people of came up wit this kinda bullshit..out here in Dallas/Fort Worth there’s hella killings,robberies,drug related crimes…& these mothafucas worried about saggy pants…see this is why i dont like the government or the law..yall make up bullshit on top of bullshit!!! & we shoulda never went to Iraq

  • DREALDEAL

    Thats the reason i support artists like Immortal technique and nas and mos def
    cause if we let crackers now try to enforce laws on how we dress next thing is in the ways of how we live u know wat I mean they creating a law dat is designed to trapp black people and put dem down the dirtys way by doin it by making a campaign dat uses black references like “elevate ur game like dat something a black person would come up with dat shit way to cheezy fo a black person im black and i would never make somethin that cheezy up and use it fo campaign niggaz dont take dat shit serious dat just lets u know dey got know motha fuckin idea on wat dey sayin non hip hop listners amd jealous crackers who try to segregate america are doin this and if U ASK ME THOSE MUTHA FUCKAS DESERVER TO GET FUCKIN SHOT BECAUSE DEYRE SNAKES DEY ALWAYS TRY TO MANIPULATE MUTHA FUCKAS DEY DONE IT FOR YEARS LIKE DA CIGERATE COMKMERCIAL USING SLANG SO NIGGAZ BY CIGARETTES AND GET CANCER DIRTY ASS SHYT I TELL YA DIRTY FUCK DEM I GOT NO COMPASION FO SHYT LIKE DAT.

  • DirtDogggy

    Oh, forgot to add (NO Senator Craig) on my post it was a little ghay.

  • Dan99

    That’s the least of their problems, what the fuck do they not have anything important to do than to put up these billboards that won’t have any effect.

  • J.Mack

    damn these city streets….

    http://www.myspace.com/jmack972

  • PoP

    The writing is on the wall. All these protest arent doing anything they still violated mychal bell. WE as black people are a minority in this country and we need to realize that and start supporting our own and taking care of our selves. You might say son is buggin jena 6 and pants sagging have nothing to do with each other. 2 that i say wake up. Once they pass this law it will probably be a misdeamenor hurting your chances of getting that job you need to hold it down once you decide 2 get it 2gether and go get a skill or a degree. There coming for our heads and all we are doing is fighting each other and cranking that soulja boy. Wake up . To those that read this in its entirety thank you to those that felt it was preachy and 2 long 2 read kill ya self or they will do it 4 you. To those that disagreed with my statements thats cool thats what its all about discussion leads to enlightenment.

  • LOL

    FUCK.

    LETS SEE FIRE TRY TO DEFEND THIS

    • Fire

      LOL,
      What’s up, attention whore? Seems like you have problems with reading comprehension because I already responded about five or six comments before you did, and since you’re illiterate, I’ll bring the comment to you. Making laws on how people dress is bullshit. I would never defend anything like it. If you think I would, you are sadly misinformed and a huge ignoramus (which is obvious with most comments you leave on other threads).

      “Funny stuff, man. Anyway, trying to make laws about how people can dress is infringing on the freedom of expression. It’s ridiculous and a huge waste of taxpayer money. Aren’t there real problems like falling education standards and poverty to worry about? In their dipshit minds, I guess not. It would be all right if people for this initiative and people who change behavior because of this initiative wore Stockton shorts because they have no balls, so you couldn’t see them.”

  • G Jewel

    I don’t and will never understand why baggy sagging have to be against the law…it’s a part of fashion culture! Anyway, I wish they would ban the guys who wear slim jeans/pants too, it’s disgusting.

  • INF

    Baggy clothes? does anybody even wear those anymore i know here in New York nobody really does the baggy thing.. But i know the south is always behind the times i heard the girls are still wearing jersey dresses…

  • gsnyebum005

    man isnt this the weirdiest shit i ever saw

  • Around and Around

    I hope this was paid by some private funds and not tax payer money. What a waste of time, funds and resources. Do these idiots really think a kid is going to see this and say, “You know this sign is right, gimmie that belt”

    I for one can not wait until this dam baby boomers are gone. The WWII vets and shit are known as the greatest generation, well there children (the baby boomers) will go down as the idiot generation.

  • http://bblizak.blogspot.com/ BBlack

    Am I ever glad that ain’t my tax dollars being pissed away like that!

  • 3shot

    thats retarded, I’d wear my pants around my ankles jus to show I dont give a fuck!

  • http://Google T

    A mind is terrible thing to waste. C’mon, what year are we in??? People are going hungry and homeless. Public schools need more funding for better books and educators. The govt is going to spend money on a fashion statement? I mean in the words of Marvin Gaye: “Whats going on?” This is just sad.

  • durdy burd

    man first off im white and i dont think its a racial thing at all.I think its hiphop haterz getting mad cuz they aint maken money off that shit.think bout that shit foe a sec,every thing that the government aint maken money off of they hate on.and get real they been sayin they wuz gone get rid of rap and hiphop muzic for the last couple years and aint did a goddamn thang!!!so they shoe as hell aint gone be able to make people stop saggin.white,black,hispanic,it dont muhfuckin matter cuz aint no damn body gone ever listen to these laws!!!watch in a couple years they gone be talkin bout who ever dont fallow the laws gone get hung,or killed, or loked up for life if they play rap muzic!!!!
    P.S.FUCK THE GOVERNMENT!!! LONG LIVE HIPHOP!!!

  • durdy south

    all right I need to gone and clear this out.
    INF u, are the biggest fuckin qeer I have ever seen putting comments on this website!!!u, probably aint even from tha goddamn south u, dumb bitch!!!Ive, been to newyork plenty of times and i aint talkin bout the buisness part of newyork im talkin bout tha block tha hoods tha slums im talkin bout tha projects were i grew up and all i seen wuz baggy clothes and girls wearin short skirts and boody shorts.oh!and in tha south girls dont were no fuckin jesey skirts!!!!

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  • DopeMg

    Hiphop seems to be in the middle of every problem now a days maybe its hip hops fault for the high gas prices

  • INF

    durdy south says:

    all right I need to gone and clear this out.
    INF u, are the biggest fuckin qeer I have ever seen putting comments on this website!!!u, probably aint even from tha goddamn south u, dumb bitch!!!Ive, been to newyork plenty of times and i aint talkin bout the buisness part of newyork im talkin bout tha block tha hoods tha slums im talkin bout tha projects were i grew up and all i seen wuz baggy clothes and girls wearin short skirts and boody shorts.oh!and in tha south girls dont were no fuckin jesey skirts!!!!
    ^^^

    YEAH RIGHT! U must be lying cause if you go to any hood in New York (were i live, not the south) You would know that the baggy styles are not popping no more niggas are about getting fresh, mauri shell toes, gucci, pradas,even the brokest of broke niggas. So idk what the hell you talking about. Check yourself.

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  • DirtDogggy

    That whole prada and gucci faggot fashion tight designer shit is ghay as fuck, Jim jones and kanye got retards follwing their footsteps.

    Leave the pradda, gucci, ect, to the femals that’s what it was intended for or homosexuals. (No Craig)

    What’s wrong with girls wearing Jersy dresses ? Shit looks hot to me, anytime a girl has less on the better.

  • http://www.heino.de Heino

    It would have been nice if they had spelled it correctly. It’s “Pull ‘em Up”, not “Pullem’”. They got the billboard all wrong. Clowns.

  • 9mm

    wow like 50 percent of these posts are like directed toward racist and uneeded remarks,but wat ever bak to the topic at hand

    ok i think this is agains the rights of people who like to ware there pants however the hell they want to, like wat ever happened to the right to express our selfes eh?, like come on there just tryin to kill wat little of hip hop there is left, they are takin there personal pregiduces against hip hop it seems any way how, like instead of trying to ban baggy jeans they should remove the thumb from there asses and work on shit like trying to get rid of shit like that kkk guys post

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  • 9mm

    wow like 50 percent of these posts are like directed toward racist and uneeded remarks,but wat ever bak to the topic at hand

    ok i think this is agains the rights of people who like to ware there pants however the hell they want to, like wat ever happened to the right to express our selfes eh?, like come on there just tryin to kill wat little of hip hop there is left, they are takin there personal pregiduces against hip hop it seems any way how, like instead of trying to ban baggy jeans they should remove the thumb from there asses and work on shit like trying to get rid of shit like that kkk guys post

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  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Who even sags their pants anymore? They need like a fuckin 10 year late pass on this shit. Maybe them Texas cats are too fucked up off their “lean” to pull their shit up, lol.

    I want to start the “Guys shouldnt wear girls jeans” campaign, for all them Emo Skater Fags.

    “If you wear girls jeans, you look like a queen”

    lmmfao.

  • whitelady

    Wow- that’s bizarre. I grew up in the 1980s and my friends and I all dyed our hair crazy colors, wore punk clothes — if our town put up a billboard telling us not to, we would have been PISSED. And we would have laughed our asses off.

    Every generation’s youth has its many styles.

    I think the baggy pants look silly, but every adult who ever saw me back then thought I looked silly, too. Being young goes hand in hand with expressing yourself -unless you have nothing to express.

    What’s really obscene is how all these little 12- and 13-year-old (white) girls dress like tramps at concerts now.

  • A.D

    What the hell are they smokin’ in Dallas? A campaign against sagging/baggy pants?! Are you serious? Is there nothing else more important to spend the city’s money on? I’d be mad as hell if i lived in Dallas and they was wastin’ my tax dollars on them stupid ass billboards! This might be a race issue but it’s DEFINITELY a STUPID issue!

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  • 92FS

    Well I don’t wear ma pants saggin’ off ma ass. #1 It not comfortable to me. #2 I don’t trust dudes lookin’ at ma ass. #3 Might be a streak in ma damn draws lol! But I do need ma pants to be baggy though,shiiit I can’t have ma jeans huggin’ ma damn legs. Fuckin’ blood stoppaz! Anyway…Fuck the Illuminati.

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  • MindFcuk

    Don’t they have something better to do – whatever people choose to do besides robbing rape, killing, and stealing, they should be able to express themselves whatever way they want. It’s just the man trying to keep the black man/society in check. They make me sick – they worried about these dudes asses showin – but why they looking so hard, what is the difference between a dude walkin around with his pants under his ass and these white chicks walkin around with there plastic bags hangin out there shirts- its stupid and it makes you think they have nothing better to do with there time and or our hard earned money – and to dumb ass kkk dude – The revolution will not be televised, be on your p’s and q’s!!!!!!

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