istening to Lil Wayne pretend to explain his reasons for taking Nicki Minaj off of the Hot 97 Summer Jam line-up was probably the most annoying thing I’ve ever had to experience. And I refuse to experience it alone. Listen to his faux-explanation with me inside. Warning: excessive use of the word ‘female.’
Lil Wayne Explains His Executive Decision to MTV News
Let me preface my forthcoming mini-rant by unapologetically saying that– and I’ve mentioned this before– there was a time when my life kind of revolved around Lil Wayne and his music. The Dedication is not a mix tape, it’s a legend and Weezy F. Baby was a genius of the South in my book. That being said… I hope to never hear him explain himself.. about anything. Ever again. “First and foremost Nicki Minaj is a female.” ???? No. Nicki Minaj is a performer, first and foremost and she had a job to do. She didn’t do it because somebody made fun of her?
Nicki Minaj also attempted to ‘explain’ this decision to Hot 97‘s Funkmaster Flex and, although I didn’t make it through their entire discussion, it was far more interesting and more realistic than what Weezy had to say. Well Funkmaster Flex was more realistic. Nicki also talked a lot about being a woman, and I’m still confused as to how her gender had so much to do with this. But Weezy, with his 27 kids and 27 baby mamas (ok, it’s four kids and four baby mamas) would like me to believe that he believes “females deserve the ultimate respect at all times no matter, when or where or how.” Ok. Yeah. NO.
Now I don’t know what happened; I don’t know why Nicki Minaj didn’t perform. From what I heard, many people at Hot 97 were skeptical about whether or not she was actually going to hit the stage before the incident even happened (where Steve Rosenberg from Hot 97 “disrespected” her); so a lot of people felt like she used Steve‘s diss against Starships as an excuse to not perform. That, to me, sounds far more believable than the notion that Lil’ Wayne just has waaaaaayyyyyy too much respect for ‘females‘ to let one be disrespected. Because he respects females. Sooo much. Right. My Lil Tunechi is a lot of things, but guardian of the feminine mystique he is not. At least not in this moment. He was on This What I Call Her. Even though he uses the word ‘female‘ on that song.
Sidenote: you may or may not have noticed that ‘female‘ is a word that I loathe to hear; I seriously find it to be as obnoxious and derogatory as ‘bitch,’ depending on the circumstance. Not the word to use when you’re trying to prove any sort of love or positive affection towards women.
Side sidenote: I still love Lil Wayne. I just can’t with this.
Is it just me, or do many artists make asses of themselves the minute they start to ‘explain’ things? Or am I being totally unfair and clearly dealing with my personal Lil Wayne issues and disappointments (mainly concerning his decision to scatter his seed across America) via this Summer Jam issue?
Please guys, sometimes we just want you to make (and perform) your music. Even this kind of music: