50 Cent Puts Master P on Blast, While T.I. and 50 Cent Respond to Hip-Hop Critics and Censorship
At a recent press conference Wednesday, May 16, both 50 Cent and T.I were asked or somewhat drilled about the criticism and call for censorship of Hip-Hop Lyrics following the Don Imus controversy.
At a recent press conference Wednesday, May 16, both 50 Cent and T.I were asked or somewhat drilled about the criticism and call for censorship of Hip-Hop Lyrics following the Don Imus controversy. Neither 50 Cent or T.I. took the matters of Rap/Hip-Hop censorship or the accusations made at the highly targeted form of entertainment as being lightly or politely.
As recently reported, a group of Hip-Hop leaders and politicians such as Russell Simmons, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP have all urged the music industry to censor the words "bitch," "ho" and the "nigga" from radio and hip-hop albums.
Following this controversy, some rappers have given in to the demand, such as the case with No Limit Records' founder, and father of Lil Romeo, Master P, who recently denounced explicit lyrics, as recently reported.
Well, at the recent press conference, when 50 Cent was asked would he voluntarily remove offensive lyrics from his music, the rapper took offense and responded, "Are you familiar with politics? Are you familiar with the President's No. 2 man? You're familiar with him resigning based on him using, maybe what we'd call a dating service? Maybe he's hanging out with hoes that we mention in the music."
50 Cent continued with