Ok…suffice it to say I watched in segments: Frankie Beverly and Maze and Whitney Houston Tribute. Outside of the fact that I couldn’t understand the lyrics of the songs/raps new artist were singing/rapping, as well as the saggin’ factor, I can’t say I saw much of the show. Mr. and Mrs. Carter (aka Jay and Bey) looked quite obligatory in the front row. The true stock of R & B (Chaka, Chante Moore, etc.) as well as Hip Hop (a la old school, Busta, LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest – I’m hopeful) seemed to fade to black (as well as seated like less than royalty) I love new talent (emphasis on the word talent), but most of it looks like a production deal waiting to happen. Think I’m hatin’, let’s see if 20 years from now we’ll be singing “N&*%$ in Paris” verbatim, like we sang “Before I Let Go”!
ENOUGH! This has dredged through history for way too long! Kim Kardashian is a shining example of how some Black men regard White women as prettier, better and seemingly less trouble. Ahhhh so what she made a sex tape for the world to see, or that she married an NBA player for money and publicity – a Black woman would be referred to as a “ho” and a golddigger for less! But no, not Kim Kardashian. “She’s the queen to be”! WOW!
Yet Rihanna’s exploits turns some Black men’s stomach. She gets dissed like less than a “ho”. No one strolls her around at the BET Awards 2012 (more on that later). Kanye got Kim sitting up there with the likes of Jay Z and Beyonce (both looking like they were doing their ethnic duty, but once again, more on that later). Instead her history of physical and maybe even sexual abuse goes unnoticed. Yep, some Black men will sho’nuff hit it and quit it, then talk about her like a dog. But Kim, oh she’s revered. And we wonder why Black girls degrade themselves sexually – they believe the only way to get a Black boy’s attention is to be promiscuous because being a good girl (academic achievement, waiting until an appropriate age to engage in sex, etc.) seems to get you left behind with some Black boys.
Look, a “ho” is a “ho” no matter how you dress it up. But a “man” is a “man” – PERIOD. A real man would love Rihanna out of her madness. A real man would see Kim Kardashian for her madness, offer some reality of what a real man is and hope she gets it. For no matter how you slice it, they both suffer from the same madness: lowered self-esteem. I’m just wondering why White women get sympathy, and Black women get trashed…by their own.