leash1Take a good look. What is wrong with this picture? It’s funny that my first post in 2014 is about addressing this disrespectful ratchetness that took place in a nightclub on the Northside of Atlanta. What’s up with buddy holding the chain around this girl’s neck. She is “stuntin'” on a leash… Wowzers…  To be honest, I don’t know who is worse, the man or the woman in this situation. Peep the facial expressions too, they think they: hard, gangsta, cute, fashionably forward… Pimpin’…  “Ignorant” is the word that comes to mind at first glance. We MUST do better, Aman.

When I look at this picture, I can’t help but think that they can’t possibly have a mother, or grandmother. What was the feminine structure like during their childhood. How could anyone think that this is acceptable? Using “controversy” as a marketing ploy is cool but, come on. This is too much. Not to mention, the distastefulness is on another level.  When I look at this picture, I can’t help but think, “Wow, this is how they look at themselves”? This is the black unit, today? The fact that this brother feels that putting a woman on a leash and parading her around like a B!tch leaves me…. Still in an indescribable state. I don’t know how to quite call this feeling… When I look at this sister, I can’t help but wonder, does she view herself in this manner? A B!tch: One that is leashed at the neck and is therefore a slave to a master? WHAT IN THEE WORLD IS GOING ON?

Oh wait, you see the microphone… Someone’s an “artist”. Ah yes, I now see the marketing scheme perfectly… This is supposed to be a rapper with a bad B!tch…. …. …. {Moment of silent} This is tired. R.I.P. “Bad Bitches” everywhere. We have enough of that going on in the mainstream music scene already. Now, we have the indie “rapper” (I use that term very loosely) showing off how “hard” (again, very loosely) he is. I guess the days of making music that truly inspires is long gone. At least, in hip hop. I can’t help but feel that way when I look at a picture like this and see an indie rapper doing this. Like dude… Who are you? I hope they are NOT parents. How do you explain this?

I just want to know what kind of powder, molly, ganja, heroine, wet, or whatever did they have before they went to the club that night. I hope that these two in particular read this post, recognize the wrong and wackness of this situation and do better. As a woman, my heart hurts personally for this girl. I wont sit here and paint her out to be a victim. Clearly, she is not. She allowed herself to be placed in this position. The phony gangsta mug on her face co-signs. She is obviously happy with how she is portrayed. I will say ask this though: How is her self-esteem?

Before I close this article out, I will say this: To the dude sporting his B!tch on a leash, how would you feel if your mother or grandmother carried themselves in this manor? Realistically, would you respect them? Would you get mad at the master? Remember, you come from a black woman. You were planted and nurtured in her womb for 9 months. You most likely have her mannerisms and some of her physical features. What in your mind deems this behavior as acceptable?