Raven-Symoné put herself under fire after she co-signed a lengthy speech, essentially calling out numerous rappers written by hip-hop group Arrested Development. Read on to see why TI is sounding off…
Arrested Development obviously didn’t get much attention on their social media, but when Raven-Symoné reposted it, the hip hop community was PISSED.
“A group of so-called ‘successful’ Black men (minus [DJ Khaled] racially) who became rich and famous from perpetuating the worst Black stereotypes to the ears and eyes of the whole planet like drug dealing, pimping, murdering other Black men and disrespecting Black women.”
He added in the comment section of his post:
“#KEEPPERSPECTIVE I listen to many of these brother’s art and I respect certain things about them. But it is imperative that we don’t lose sight of the simple truth – these men were CONGRATULATED by a white supremacist culture for degrading black men and women, portraying us as disposable as a cockroach within their lyrics. They taught and glorified the drug, pimp, prostitution, stripper and gang game, and led many impressionable people down a path that they have paid heavily for, while these “successful dudes got paid! This is not a Diss, it’s a reminder, that all that glitters ain’t gold! True black power is not this, its despite this!”
Why, Speech was speaking truth about hip hop, but nobody wants to acknowledge the truth, which explains what happened to Arrested Development. Too Woke! Hip Hop claims to be #WOKE, but when called out on it, they attack?
“Our sins ain’t no greater than yours ma’am. The air must be thin as hell up there on that high horse you sittin on. Somebody please let me know…WTF up wit shawty?”
Raven posted this on Instagram after the negativity was not something she wanted. It seems freedom of speech gets bullied silent. #SMH