Kanye has been struggling with the B-word lately. Thinking out loud on Sunday (perfect day for reflection, eh?), 'Ye tweeted: "I usually never tweet questions but I struggle with this so here goes... Is the word B---H acceptable?"
He continued: "To be more specific, is it acceptable for a man to call a woman a bitch even if it's endearing?"
As his mind roamed for answers, he shifted the conversation to the other, other controversial word, the N-bomb. "Has hip hop conditioned us to accept this word? Do we love this word as much as we love the word N---A in an endearing way?"
Then: "If n---a is such a positive word, why do we feel so uncomfortable for white people to say it, even with a hall pass?"
Uh, I'm not sure what Ye means by "hall pass," but let's keep thinking. "What if there was no profanity...," he wondered. "What if we decided to legalise profanity in a sense? In France they play songs with cursing on the radio." You mean "N---as in Paris" sans the dashes? Yeah, that's not going to happen in the U.S. of A. Dream on, Ye.
Nineteen tweets later, Kanye West still had no answers. Just questions. Then came this moment of revelation: "I will admit that I sometimes go back an omit cursing from my records. I like to use profanity as a tool and not a crutch." Oh?
Fittingly, Ye ended his soliloquy with a link to Lupe's "B---h Bad" video, which shines light on the confusing nature of the B-word. So there you have it, a peek inside the mind of Kanye West on a Sunday.
What's your take on the B-word and N-word debates?
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