Can You Black Men PUH-LEEZE Keep Black Women Out Ya Beefs

“That’s why I fucked your bitch, you fat muthafucka!”

This was Tupac’s opening lyric in one of the most notorious diss records in hip hop history, “Hit ‘Em Up.” Considered an iconic staple in hip hop culture, the song was a brutal takedown of East Coast rival Biggie Smalls. The line referred to then wife Faith Evans, a Black songstress whose vocals revolutionized modern R&B.

As much as I love Tupac, his usage of misogynoir to smear a Black man is a bloodcurdling and longstanding reminder that, in hip hop culture, Black women are often the vehicles with which Black men attack one another.

50 Cent’s beef with Rick Ross highlights this vicious motif. The Queens born rapper was ordered to pay the mother of Rick Ross’ child, Lastonia Leviston, an estimated $5 – 7 million after he released a sex tape in an effort to humiliate her, and by extension, his rival-of-the-month, Rick Ross.

And today, the pattern of dragging Black women in the middle of toxic masculinity continues with Kanye West. In a egotistical, disjointed Twitter rant against Wiz Khalifa, Kanye brought in Amber Rose — a woman who is (unfortunately) no stranger to his anti-Black misogyny.

I don’t care to detail how the Twitter joust popped off. Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas does an admirable job translating Kanye’s gripes to us mortals.

Most predictably, whilst coming for Wiz, Kanye brought in Amber Rose, a gorgeous Black woman he once loved, and mother to Baby Bash, Wiz’s son.

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But of course, Muva Clap Back wasn’t having any of it.

 

 

What more is there to be said? Black women and girls are the perpetual recipients of violence. But there’s an extraneous level of hardship, pain, and fatigue when our aggressors are our men. Men that we’ve raised, loved, and nurtured under the omnipresence of white supremacy.

In two tweets, Kanye reverted to the dangerous trope of displaying Black women as manipulative sexual savages unfit to raise children. And he did so with the sole intention of harming another Black man.

Yes, we know Amber Rose was a stripper. She’s told us. Repeatedly. She’s unafraid to live her truth, even though doing so amounts to backlash, scrutiny, and continuous punchlines.

And in a stunning example of “pot-calling-the-kettle” … Kanye has an awesome daughter and son with Kim Kardashian. Yes. Kim Kardashian. The very women whose face is plastered E!verywhere because of a sex tape. Or did Kanye forget?

If so … let’s remind him.

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Kanye … this ain’t you bruh …

I guess getting “trapped” by a sex worker is okay if she’s white.

Kanye (of course) deleted his tweets. But every blogger has the screen grabs. And Amber has a long memory.

 

 

Lissssennnnnnnnn …..

Black women always support Black men. This we know. And yet, there are some Black men who refuse to acknowledge the sacrifices Black women make to and for them. There are some who refuse to honor us as the ultimate survivors of white supremacist violence.

Instead, when chained to toxic masculinity — the very same form of masculinity that white supremacy uses to ravage and dismantle Black communities — Black women are the conduits Black men use to cause harm against each other. And in the midst, we are violated and humiliated; mongrelized before an endless platform.

photo 1Arielle Newton, Founder/Editor-in-Chief. Get at me @arielle_newton. Get at us @BlkMillennials.

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9 responses to “Can You Black Men PUH-LEEZE Keep Black Women Out Ya Beefs

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  2. I think that people should be for the most part avoiding these stupid beefs period. Male or female. I’m a big hip hop fan, but frankly, I’d rather see these guys get worked up about shit that actually matters instead of these dumb publicity-oriented beefs. That’s what I loved about “To Pimp A Butterfly”. Instead of getting mad about who fucked whose bitch, Kendrick went off about the system and lashed out against the power structure instead of finding a way to beef about something stupid

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  4. Yes. Yes. Yes. It never fails to astound me how there are very few safe spaces for black women to be admired, respected, and appreciated, even by the black men that have relied so heavily on the women in their lives. I think many black communities have the strongest female role models, women who are protective and nurturing and assertive, and yet this is so rarely realised by anyone else, both inside and out of the community.

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  5. I agree 100% on your article. The fact of the matter is Black Men will always denigrate, humiliate even kill their own half. But Black Women will not take their punches. Amber Rose even though she used to be a stripper, she’s taking care of her child no matter what. She’s doing her own thing by herself. Kim Kardashian, sadly started on just a sex tape with some rapper, influenced by her mother, they started an empire of trash television and now since their youth is wasted they are abusing Kylie Jenner on top of that. It seems to me that the worst people cannot be procreating in the first place to begin with. Let’s see… a douchebag who married a nobody who started doing a sex tape, that’s worst than a stripper who wanted to support herself and her family because of poverty.

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  6. I love this piece. I think there is so much truth to the overall point about black women caught in the crossfire.

    I do have one question. Is Amber Rose black? She’s stated that she doesn’t identify as black, at all. She’s Portuguese, Irish, Scottish, and Italian. As stated here: http://bit.ly/20wjL0x (Starting at 21:35)

    I used to be very quick to argue that Kanye only made statements about her because she is black. Given this information, does he consider her black? If not, I don’t know if it’s safe to apply ‘anti-Black misogyny’ to their scenario.

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