When I signed on to Twitter today, one of my favorite Tweeters @ToureX was talking about the “joke” Asher Roth tried to make while tweeting at an event at Rutgers University. He referred to the people he was with at the time as “Nappy Headed Hoes”. The tweet was OF COURSE deleted. No surprise there. However, people screen captured it before that happened so the proof still remains – click here for one of the many sites that has posted the screenshot.
Of course he apologized (or something like that) — “Totally just making fun of Don Imus – Sorry Scoot, not trying to be offensive … I’m extremely apologetic to anyone who took offense to my immature, bad joke.” Now the apology is also gone from his feed. Surprised? I’m not. He’s on Universal/Motown. Sylvia ain’t having that. I hope she docks his pay. Bamma move, bamma. *shaking my head*
Um, don’t bring up the name of Imus at a time like this. We don’t need you to tell us where you got “nappy headed hoes” from. Where else would your white, frat boy self get aquatinted with such terminology? We know you’re not the type of white rapper who hung out in the hood with “the homies” learning ghetto slang and what not. Right, Assho…I mean Asher. You’re like Eminem, right? If he went to private school and had a trust fund, right? Um, no.
Whatever, I didn’t even know who this kid was till like 3 or 4 weeks ago when I flipped to MTV and saw him performing “I Love College” during the spring break madness. Should I really dedicate a post to this One Download Wonder?
Well, I am. Even though black people are not likely his target audience (He’s not looking for street cred, folks.) he should be careful of how his words can quickly effect his record sales. Black people ARE popular culture right now…and you’re bread and butter is something we created. At least respect hip hop culture enough to understand that words have Power. I need Professor Griff or somebody to school him.