Why the ‘Black collective’ as a whole would look to the entertainment industry to validate them is a complete and utter mystery to me. I have never once heard one note rapped by either of the two mentioned, nor do I even have an idea of who they are, but if what I read here is evidence of their dubious contributions, then I am the better for having been subjected to none of it!
Last weekend, much of the contemporary world became consumed with Bronx rapper Remy Ma’s diss track directed at rapper Nicki Minaj. Remy Ma’s vulgar and non-restrictive bars received abundant praise, many claiming that Martin “killed” Minaj with her verses. Remy’s verses proclaimed her as the Rap Queen and within seven minutes attacked Minaj’s credibility, her “ass” ets, promiscuity, earnings and even her affiliation and support of her brother who acquired sexual- assault charges last year. Many inquired “where to send flowers” referencing Nicki’s lyrical “death” following Remy’s track. However, I write to discount this feud as a smokescreen implemented to distract the black community from the more pertinent issues plaguing our community. Here are three reasons why this “rap battle” aggravates a wounded black collective.
1. Dismissing Fact for Fiction
Remy Ma released her track hours before the fifth Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. This proved disappointing because not only…
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