This past weekend has been filled with several random acts of ignorance that have kept the Hip Hop/Urban gossip pages buzzing lately...not that I even give a fuck. In this particular case, I actually do because it's symptomatic of the lack of respect of women in mainstream Hip Hop. I'm going in on some people today because this shit has got to stop and soon. Let's start at the end and backtrack, shall we?
I'm sure most of you have seen this random act of ignorance that occurred last Friday by now. It appears that Terrence J just decided to revert back to his junior high self on Friday because he clearly doesn't know when to stop joking around and do his damn job. I know that he's a grown man and that he finished college that you can make no excuses for his incessant jabs or corny ass "jokes". Rocsi decided to be just as unprofessional as Terrance and walk off of the damn set of a live telecast. This was the boling point of something that had it's genesis a while ago.
This all started way back when the so-called Clash Of The Titans between 50 Cent and Kanye West went down last year. 50 Cent's "Curtis" went up against Kanye West's "Graduation" and lost rather handily. Right around the time the albums were being released a very tipsy Rocsi was interviewed at an industry event and this is what happened:
Now, I don't disagree with her assessment of both projects (and neither did the overwhelming majority of the record buying public) but somehow 50 Cent got it in his mind that he should go hard at her for expressing her personal opinion. You can tell me that as a host on a music show she's supposed to be impartial and even keeled but I respond with "The girl works at BET on 106 & Park!". How is she supposed to represent journalistic integrity while doing a show for screaming teenagers? Does anyone even take her seriously? Methinks not.
That didn't deter 50 Cent, the same man who just recently played an old recorded phone conversation between himself and the now ousted Young Buck on the radio so everyone can see that he truly exudes all of the traits that comprise the dreaded disease Bitchassness. 50 Cent then decided to go at Rocsi the same way every caveman does: by attacking her sexual history.
It cracks me up that every time a dude has an issue with a female for whatever reason that the first thing that they attack her on. It's asinine to me to think that you can allude that a young woman is a "ho" because you know of 4 people that she slept with over a span of 5 years! Now imagine if that same frame of thinking was thrown at 50 Cent. In which case he'd be considered a superhoe. Then former MA area DJ Peter Parker completely pissed me off with this 'ol bullshit:
For those of you who don't know, Rocsi used to live and work here in Boston back in the day ('03) and that's when we saw her on a long running cable access show called "Sweety's Entertainment" as a host/interviewer. Peter Parker then decided to air her out to make his employers happy instead of having some balls and choosing not be a typical dude. All of this is moot because G-Unit's album flopped anyways because it was garbage.
50 Cent has gone after people in the past and even with all of his power and influence he still can't extinguish the careers of the following people: The Game, Kanye West, Fat Joe, Lil' Wayne, Nas, Young Buck or T.I. People are beginning to get sick of his high school antics and it disturbs me that this cat goes worldwide to promote his albums considering that he has nothing real to say and no kind of personal integrity. Attacking a woman and spreading stories about her alleged promiscuity is some basic 9th grade shit to do.
While this whole thing was going down and everyone was just standing on the sidelines like this was a huge schoolyard did anyone do anything besides say "Ooooooh!" and fan the flames? Did anyone point out 50 Cent and G-Unit's obvious ignorance? Did anyone try to step up and defend Rocsi? Why not? 50 Cent isn't in position to end your career anymore...shit, his is going down the drain as I type this! Lil' Wayne moved a millie in one week and Nas's album dropped today and T.I.'s drops next month. Do you really think that 50 Cent has any of the appeal he used to anymore to record buyers? Besides, Interscope is on the brink of death...just ask Busta Rhymes.
In summation, if Rocsi was your sister, daughter or cousin and a major recording artist decided to air out her dirty laundry in public and forced all of his corporate cronies (ThisIs50.com, G-Unit Radio, G-Unit Street Team affiliates, etc.) to help him out what would you do? How would you feel? Does it even sound fair for an entity like 50 Cent to attack a woman because she didn't like your piece of shit album? The simple solution is to MAKE BETTER MUSIC! Not to alienate and marginalize your own potential fanbase (Yung Berg, I'm looking at you!)
To BET: If you hired professionals in the first place you wouldn't have the problems you're having right now. Whoever comes up with original programming or the shows they air deserves an open handed slap across the face from a member of their same gender immediately. If any of you employees of Interscope or 50 Cent have mothers, daughters, sisters or nieces than you all deserve to be pistol whipped for 30 seconds each as well.
I really mean it © Dipset