by G. Brown
You know what they say ‘politics makes strange bedfellows’. And it doesn’t get much stranger than this Atlanta Black Star headline “Rapper Lil Boosie Gets Dragged for Shaming Stormy Daniels After 60 Minutes Interview“. The Georgia rapper like 22 million other Americans couldn’t resist tuning in to hear what secrets porn star Stormy Daniels would be spilling on “60 Minutes”. Daniels shared all the details about her alleged affair with Donald Trump before he was elected President.
While every viewer has an opinion about whether Daniels was telling the truth, Lil Boosie decided to broadcast his thoughts via Instagram.
The rapper says he’s ‘sick of these groupie b**ches‘ always chasing the money. Ironically, the keys were still clicking on Lil Boosie’s post when another rapper, Fifty Cent, weighed in with almost the same verdict in a completely different case.
Fifty offered his commentary on the drama swirling around singer Trey Songz who turned himself in on felony domestic violence charges. The “Mr. Steal Your Girl” singer is accused of brutally beating a woman at a Hollywood Hills party because he was jealous she was talking to another man. Songz has denied the accusations saying “I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain.”
That was all the proof rapper/actor/executive producer Fifty Cent needed to put in his two cents. Fifty said, “This stripper joint Andrea got Lisa Bloom [the victim’s attorney] talking ’bout Trey hit her, everybody know he ain’t hit her.” Fifty continued saying, “This a money play smh, Anything to get the Bag #thesehoescrazy.”
The responses from both rappers reflect a misogynistic undercurrent that many women have openly criticized exists in the hip hop culture. Referring to the women who make allegations against men as “b**ches” and “crazy hoes” is tantamount to bullying, shaming and attacking the alleged victims.
Do women lie that they were raped, assaulted, beaten by men? Of course, just like men lie that they didn’t do it when they did. But to rush in with judgement before we have all the information in either case seems like both Fifty and Lil Boosie live by a kill the messenger creed. That’s the same creed that keep sexual assault victims scared into silence and why we’re witnessing the rising tide against such practices in Hollywood. Both women could be lying or both could be telling the truth.
After “60 Minutes” aired Daniels’ interview, some viewers berated her on social media as a whore who was paid for her services while not acknowledging the culpability of their President who may have cheated on his wife mere weeks after she gave birth to their child. To say she was paid for her services implies they believe her, but they would still rather condemn her actions while condoning his.
The lawyer for the accuser in the Songz case responded to Fifty calling him “vile” for his “hateful post” supporting abuse against women. Believing and supporting his friend Songz doesn’t mean Fifty has to berate the accuser by calling women “hoes”…just a simple ‘I believe Trey’ would have accomplished that.
Not here to bash men, but by the same token, not signing on for shaming women either. Opinions are the right of every human being, but when you’re a celebrity, a person of influence or in power it’s best you wield that power with a lot of responsibility and a lot of common sense.
What do you think….should Fifty wait and let this thing play out in court instead of the court of public opinion? Is there a double standard here that says anytime a woman charges a male celebrity she’s a gold digging liar? Are Lil Boosie and Fifty right to call out these women? Or are both these guys doing the same thing they accuse the women of doing except instead of a “money grab” they’re making a “publicity grab”?