Hip-hop was built on the social subjugation of the black community, and its music raised awareness of the hardships, racism and everyday struggles it faced by selling its stories to the mainstream.
Hip-hop continues to be one of the most popular music styles of today, but it’s also one of the most homophobic and misogynistic genres of the industry. What’s even more upsetting is that its biggest stars continue to take pride in that power shift of moving away from oppression and becoming the oppressors.
Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown – two of hip-hop’s heavy hitters – are coming under fire for the transphobic remarks they recently made against Caitlyn Jenner.
On two separate accounts this week, Snoop took to his Instagram to blast Jenner because of her newfound lifestyle. On June 3, the rapper posted a meme that’s been circulating the interwebs that refers to the starlet as a “science project”.
Just two days later, Snoop brought his hate to the next level by posting a pic of a transgendered woman with the caption, “WHEN YOUR MONEY AIN’T BRUCE JENNER LONG …..” which makes reference to those who can’t afford the ultra expensive surgeries to look as good as Jenner, who happened to shell out $70,000 for her transformation.
As for Chris Brown, it looks like he’s ruined his friendship with Kylie Jenner after his Instagram post blasting her father.
Everyone’s favourite idiot uploaded a meme that depicts rapper Akon and his solar electricity plan for Africa, and it reads “I’m really upset that this isn’t major news but that science project bruce jenner is. #society”
In response, Kylie wrote, “Not very nice to say about your friend’s dad,” before elaborating on her Twitter with, “State what you want about the world without bashing others. Leave a positive impact.”
Dear Chris and Snoop, when the Kardiashains are more civil than you, it’s a clear indicator that something needs to change about your attitude.