Hip Hoppers are fond of imitating Gangsters in their videos. Some even imitate the Italian Mafia. However with the recent beating of Rihanna by Chris Brown. Many are questioning the depth and the breadth of Hip Hops ability to be self policing and in the least have the ruthlessness to control star talents such as Chris Brown who not only harm his bottom line when he beats up women but harm the whole industry. Actions such as P Diddy in inviting Chris Brown to his home after Rihannas beating further shed light on the falseness of the ruthlessness facade of toughness and Gangsterism.
If the Black Hip Hop world were truly like the mafia the consequences of beating such a big star and money maker as Rihanna would have resulted in swift justice for Chris Brown such as a broken leg or in the least a black eye. Instead the woman ended up with the black eye almost fueling fire to the homoeroticism rumours swirling around hip hop artists. Furthermore Rihannas mentor though issuing lip service to his disgust concerning the incident seemed to be powerless to do anything substantial before the publicly aired beating or after. The manner in which Rihanna quickly returned to Chris Brown leads me to believe that this was not Rihanna’s first time being beat at the hands of Chris Brown. If this is true this further sheds light on the weak individuals that are in the hip hop industry and are Rihanna’s friends and lovers. Even if Rihanna chooses to go back to Chris Brown it seems like someone in the tough guy hip hop industry does not have the balls to tell Chris Brown if you hit her one more time you’re going to be gone from this earth. It just goes to show cash does not always translate into power.
A southern father in a small town has more power than these wealthy hip hoppers. In my early twenties I took a cross country trip on the greyhound bus and sat next to a man who had just gotten out of jail. He wanted to talk and seemed to think that he had been framed by a southern gentlemen because he cheated on his daughter. He seemed to think someone had planted drugs in his car and sent him off to jail for three years making Bob Barker shoes. Whether this story was true or not this Southern Father did what it took to defend his daughters honor. In the meanwhile hip hoppers are getting Prissy on the runway and kissing each other in the mouth. You know who you are. They seem to have forgotten who the girl is. Are they beating on women to indicate to their secret lovers that the straight life is just a facade.
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