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Nelly seems to suggest otherwise…

Posted in Music by Elliott Back on January 21st, 2005.

Nelly denies being a misogynist (one who hates women) despite evidence in lyrics to suggest otherwise.

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3 Responses to “Nelly seems to suggest otherwise…”

  1. daniel says:

    catherine, I believe the “pimp juice” beverage was introduced by the rapper ice t. Anyway myself being 5’8″ I now understand why I am single. Because I am unable to “guard and protect” women. Im curious as to your take on the plethora of women that run brothels and massage parlors. All in all good article. I definately do not agree with the way male rappers portray the treatment of women.

  2. catherine says:

    I didn’t entitle this post “Nelly hates women” – you did.
    I would entitle this post “Nelly seems to suggest otherwise…”
    Nelly’s lyrics (in his song “Hot in here”) talk about why someone who has reached celebrity status shouldn’t use it for their advantage sexually (“Why would anyone who is a celebrity not take advantage of his stature and not have sexual relations with super models?”)
    But the more well known an individual is in society, the more they should be of genuine service to others rather than using their celebrity status to exploit others.

    Nelly hot in here

    I think it’s wonderful that he’s started some charities (including one for his cancer-afflicted sister and one for underprivileged kids from the neighborhood but the introduction of his energy drink “Pimp Juice” glorifies the role of pimps rather than defining pimps for what they are: one who derives income from the earnings of a prostitute – so someone who reaps financial gain from planning the sexualy exploitation of others.
    Men’s roles should be one in which they guard and protect the women in their lives – not one in which they deliberately coerce women into repeated dangerous activities with no regard for the women’s health & lives. Pimps just value women for as long as they can benefit financially from them. When pimps cannot derive enough money from their prostitutes, or if their prostitutes are sick, they’re not interested in them anymore. That shows how pimps don’t really care about anyone but themselves.
    That’s not the lifestyle celebrities should try to glorify by naming a energy drink after.

  3. Elliott Back says:

    Of course, when they describe it as simply “disgusting, nasty stuff” without any rational, I have a hard time swallowing it. Where’s the analysis of Nelly’s songs and lifestyle?

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