Let’s Keep the “Thug” Ball Rollin’ – Part II

Slim Thug's Black Girl Diss

In My Opinion

Slim Thug recently participated in an interview with Vibe where he disclosed a bias he has towards black women. In this interview he states: “My girl is Black and White. I guess the half White in her is where she still cooks and do all the **** that I say, so we make it. She just takes care of me and I like that.” However despite this controversial comment he continues and manages to pick up the dirty laundry he threw on the floor by saying, “White women treat they man like a king and Black women feel like they ain’t gotta do that *****. Black women need to stand by their man more. Don’t always put the pressure of if I’m ******ing with you, you gotta buy me this and that. Black men are the ones that mother****ers need [but] I think a lot of them need to step it up too. A Black man who gets a little bread will go make it rain in the club and be broke the next day or instead of him going to invest in a business he gonna go buy new jewelry or a new car and still live in the hood. Black peoples’ mentality is real ****ed up in general [and] it’s affecting everything.”

On my first read, I couldn’t make out half of the argument because every other word was a curse word. He’s right: the world does NEED more black men however; we NEED black men with an extended vocabulary and proficient writing skills – in other words EDUCATED.

I am not here to degrade any ethnicity because that would be counterproductive; however I will say that certain people are born into wealth and therefore a job is not a requirement. Things mean a lot more to you once you have worked hard to get it and some people do not have to work at all to get what they are given in life. Also, black men and women need to start investing their money to gain wealth.  Everyone wants to be rich, however wealth is where the money really is.

It’s shocking and a shame that black men think like this and to be honest, I am grateful that Slim Thug did have the balls to call it like it WAS. We need to change this negative idea society has of black women being loud, nosy, rude, aggressive and, for lack of a better word, “ghetto.” However the image of black men needs to change too. We need to change the gang banging, baby daddy, no job having, high school dropout image. Black women are slowly progressing to change this image and we need a strong black man beside us. Why would we bend over backwards for someone who won’t make the effort to bend? If you think looking for a black man with an education and a stable job, who can afford to not support but spoil their girlfriend or wife is too much, then you have some soul searching to do. If you tend to attract gold diggers then you need to be extra careful about the company you keep and the decisions you make.

3 Comments on "Let’s Keep the “Thug” Ball Rollin’ – Part II"

  1. SBrewer Jun 10, 2010 · 7:27 pm

    Get ‘em girl!! Who was YOUR English teacher? hahhaha No but you have quite a few great arguments and you stated your point with determination and eloquence. I love your second paragraph and appreciate your stance on discussing race. Investing would be a great option for those who have well-establish credit. Blacks seem to be falling short in that category although few would argue money and wealth give fuel to success. This question hits the nail on the head: “Why would we bend over backwards for someone who won’t make the effort to bend?” Your outlook is very refined for such a young writer and I look forward to your next post!

  2. Mforte Jun 15, 2010 · 12:57 pm

    Ashley, well said and written. Of course the references to wealth and the acquisition of wealth through education are abundandtly clear – as you stated. I guess, my issue would be with the young brother’s stage name: Slim Thug. We must question a record industry that would invite and then gratiate a young Black man who would reference himself as a ‘thug’. Too many people outside our group already describe us this way, even if we are in a business suit, or a classroom teaching.
    I applaud this blog. More of us need a venue to express our frustrations and journeys toward inner peace.
    As for the comments he made about White and Black women…well, women are dupped into competing against each other, when we live in a sexist society. The focus should be,” how can women support women to the extent that women will not settle for anything less than being treated as they should be – respectfully.
    Love to women all over the rainbow.
    Keep writing. This is very important work!!

  3. Daniella Apr 27, 2011 · 5:28 pm

    I love it! well written and definitely on point.

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