Snoop Dogg Is Dissing Iggy Azalea On Instagram And Neither One Of Them Is Worth Defending
Snoop Dogg (Lion?) has been taking to Instagram this week to rip on Iggy Azalea’s looks, call her a bitch and a cunt, and try to feed into the rumors about a fight between Azalea and Nicki Minaj. Snoop’s been repeatedly comparing her looks to Marlon Wayans’ character in “White Chicks” and put up a video rant in which he said he was going to “check” her, whatever that empty BS amounts to. Azalea told him she was disappointed in him for being kind to her face in the past and an “asshole” on social media now.
Before you jump on Azalea’s bandwagon, remember that she called a paparazzo a cunt and told him she hopes he dies of Ebola just a few days ago. She’s said plenty of racist and otherwise ignorant shit on Twitter. She’s not exactly classy, nuanced, considerate, or enlightened, she’s just ducking out of this fight because it’s totally pointless.
The great thing about arguments is that the majority of the time, you don’t actually have to pick a side. So in this case, you don’t have to defend either Snoop or Azalea; you can do like #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen’s Mikki Kendall and just not give a fuck about either one of them. Or you can be smart about it and consider the fact that black women in rap have been getting dissed and harassed in really disgusting, misogynistic ways for a long time and it doesn’t make the news, just like it doesn’t make the news when Black women are actually, physically violated.
We have been taking about hip hop and misogyny for decades but you don’t listen to us.Now that it’s a WW you are all anti sexism crusaders?
— Misniúil (@ReinaAtlantico) October 15, 2014
Moral of the story: Sometimes Twitter knows best, and there’s no high road between racism and sexism.
Give me a holler on Twitter.