“B*tch Bad. Woman Good. Lady Better…”
-Lupe Fiasco, B*tch Bad
Lupe Fiasco shines on his latest track “B*tch Bad.” The Chicago native aims to dead the derogatory term that is casually uttered in conversation in the present.
Sadly, many black women now use the word as a term of endearment, while men use it to disparage women.
The term has become so intertwined in today’s urban vocab that women have internalized the term thinking it adds value to them.
Lupe paints a vivid picture for listeners describing the horrors of the term and how it clutches the youth at a tender age.
Adolescent girls, he said, go to the Internet to look up women they regard as “bad b*tches.”
“Yeah, now imagine a group of little girls nine through twelve on the internet watchn’ videos listenin’ to songs by themselves,” he raps.
These young women, he says, “don’t see a paid actress, just what makes a bad b*tch.”
Lupe continues his narrative as he describes how a young boy comes to view women as the term. The loose nature of some of today’s women causes a young man to view these women as the term.
Lupe raps, “Momma never dressed like that, come out the house hot mess like that, a**, t***ies, breast like that, all out to impress like that.
The song is a must listen. Reality television, arguably, is destroying the image of black women. On popular reality shows, such as the Basketball Wives and Love and Hip Hop, the b word is thrown around casually.
B*tch bad raises a valid topic that must be discussed with today’s youth regarding the image they present themselves as to the world. As the youth grow into adults, they will continue cycle of mental degradation that will soon be passed to their children.
Hopefully, this song will spark a discussion that will change the culture and community for the better.
Listen to B*tch Bad Below