Thursday, November 6, 2008

Touré Puts Soulja Boy on Blast

Is it just me or every time Soulja Boy opens his mouth you do you wonder why he wasn't swallowed at birth?


Just me?

Well, either way anytime Soulja Boy opens his mouth I generally feel a sense of dread and concern about what frighteningly horrific thing he will say next. This shit tops the list. During a recent interview Soulja Boy said to Touré "Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we'd still be in Africa.”

Check out Touré's reaction:

Last week in Atlanta, I got to interview Soulja Boy Tell Em. I found out just how young he really is. He was one of about ten rappers I interviewed in one day for my BET show, The Black Carpet. I decided it'd be fun to give all the rappers part of the Proust questionnaire. I thought it'd be a way to get beyond image and into who they really are. Most of the guys gave good, thoughtful, intelligent, sensitive answers. I asked Juelz Santana, “How would you like to die?” He said, "Loved."

Then came Soulja Boy Tell Em. I asked him, “What historical figure do you most hate?” He was stumped. I said, "Others have said Hitler, bin Laden, the slave masters..." He said, "Oh wait! Hold up! Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we'd still be in Africa."

My jaw, at this point, was on the ground."We wouldn't be here," he continued, having no idea how far in it he'd stepped, "to get this ice and tattoos."

Wow. Never mind that diamonds come from Africa. Never mind that there were many generations of pain in between leaving Africa and getting diamonds. Never mind that the long-term cataclysmic effects of subtracting about tens of millions of young, strong people from Africa over the course of a couple of centuries is a large part of the reason why Africa now appears so distasteful to you. Never mind all that, Soulja Boy. You put country first.

1 comment:

nezua said...

yes, sadly he has absorbed white supremacy. but thats what happens when you make the dominant culture's capitalist tree your climbing dream. the poison sap gets all in your hands and hair. this is the Right Wing, the most vile part of the Right Wing's message to blacks: Be glad for slavery, it got you a better life. always sad to see those of color with this poison in their mind...