Lord Jamar is speaking out in hopes of keeping the Hip Hop Man alive. That’s the exact identity the Brand Nubian lyricist says people like Kayne West are making obsolete — the Black man in Hip Hop culture. Know why? Because Lord Jamar says by sporting a skirt, Kayne is promoting the black man’s “feminization”. And, the last time we checked…that’s NOT Hip Hop! Don’t believe me.. Ask KRS-One.
Here’s what Lord Jamar had to say about girly-man rappers:
“First of all, it’s not just jabs at Kanye West. It’s anybody promoting the feminization — of the Black man in hip-hop culture. Anybody that I see out there, rocking dresses and all of that type of sh*t, I might shoot a jab at.
But Kanye is one of the ones right now that’s representing that movement. He’s one of the first ones that you see in a skirt. Now you got other people following suit and rocking full-out dresses or they’re trying to rock kilts.
We’re not Irish. We’re not Europeans. Rocking kilts and all that is just another excuse to introduce that skirt style. You understand what I’m saying? And I’m not with it. This has nothing to do with sexuality, who they choose to be with and all that, I’m not even talking about that.
I’m talking specifically about, what is hip-hop? And that’s not hip-hop. Rocking dresses with mean faces, that’s not hip-hop.”
Here’s what Lord Jamar recently Tweeted:
“Y’all Cee where the Kanye sh*t is takin us right? #halfafag.”
Are rappers like ASAP Rocky now following in Kanye’s footsteps, wearing a dress only to be rewarded with the #1 record on Billboard Hot 200 albums? Of course. Don’t believe me? Ask Lil B.