On sunday afternoon, Kanye West went on a mini-tweeting spree about the use of
the word ‘B-tch’ which had a few of his followers wondering if it was
really Kim that was tweeting from his phone.
I usually never tweet questions but I struggle with this so here goes… Is the word BITCH acceptable?
To be more specific, is it acceptable for a man to call a woman a bitch even if it’s endearing?
Has hip hop conditioned us to accept this word? Do we love this word as much as we love the word N-GGA in an endearing way?
correction, Here’s the age old question, would we refer to our
mothers as bitches? Would’ we call our fathers n-ggers or better yet
Is it ok to use bitch as long as we put BAD in front of it? Like you a BAD BITCH
Perhaps the words BITCH and N-GGA are now neither positive or
negative. They are just potent and it depends on how the are used and by
What if there was no profanity… What if we decided to legalize
profanity in a sense? In France they play songs with cursing on the
I was recently questioned about the use of the word BITCH in my music
and initially was offended by anyone questioning anything in my music
Stevie Wonder never had to use the word bitch to get his point across
I will admit that I sometimes go back an omit cursing from my records. I like to use profanity as a tool and not a crutch.
I’m not tweeting to say what we need and what we don’t… I just wanted to think out loud with you guys today…
This could all be a response to the criticism he received after it
was revealed he wrote a song for Kim titled, ‘Perfect Bitch’ on his
newest album. [A twitter vent followed by the release of the single
seems feasible]. Or he could have very well taken a listen to Lupe
Fiasco’s newest video for, ‘Bad Bitch’ (which he also tweeted a link
to), which influenced him to think a little deeper on the topic.
What do you think about his questions? Any answers?