Rapper Ja Rule, had the following comments to say about MTV and their portrayal of homosexual relationships:
“Lets talk about all these [expletive] shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can’t watch this [expletive],” Ja said. “Dating shows that’s showing two guys or two girls in mid-afternoon. Let’s talk about like that! If that’s not [expletive] up America, I don’t know what is.”
GLAAD released an official statement and had this to say about Mr. Ja Rule, and his comments:
“No fair-minded person can look at JaRule’s interview with Complex Magazine and believe for one second that his children could be more harmed by what they might see on television than by the vulgarity and prejudice that comes out of their father’s mouth. Now that media have seen JaRule’s intolerance unmasked by his own words, they have a responsibility not to provide in the future a platform for his ugly, vulgar displays of prejudice.” [Source]
MG Says: It’s not like Ja’s record sales can hurt any more than they already are. This may actually backfire on GLAAD and help Ja Rule sell more albums. Ja Rule has a point, the only problem he targeted gays when he should have said, that MTV needs to take all sexual laced programs targeted at teens off the air. Play more music as Justin Timberlake suggested. However, Ja Rule’s misogynist lyrics and his expletive filled tirade is just as harmful as over-sexed teen programs.
MG Says: I have to say that I am proud of the young adults today of this so called lost, hip-hop generation. Although certain leaders have taken the spotlight on this issue, I know that young black bloggers aided in spreading the word, and was a strong force in bringing international attention to this case. [Source]
Mychal Bell, 17, was scheduled to be sentenced next Thursday for his conviction in the beating of a white high school schoolmate. He was found guilty of aggravated battery last June by an all-white jury and faced up to 15 years in prison.
But a Louisiana appeals court ruled late Friday that Bell, who was 16 when he committed the crime for which he was charged, should not have been tried an adult. The three-judge panel overturned the conviction. Bell has been jailed without bail since his arrest.
The Academy Award-winning actor got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday.
In his acceptance speech he paid tribute — as he usually does on such occasions — to the grandmother who raised him.
“My grandmother’s gotta be spreading her wings and flying around in heaven, just so happy,” Foxx said. “This is one of the most amazing days of my life.” [Source]
Rappers clean up well when they have a pending court case. I remember the transition of Lil Kim into a black Jackie Onassis, during her federal trail. If only female rappers can look like this more often, they may actually sell more albums.
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