My Experience with “Boy Pussy.” (No mom, I’m straight.)

“Yeah, I see you over there twerking
That ass got my attention
I hit your ass with this dick
Send that ass home limping.”

The lines above would not be out of place in a variety of hip hop tracks. They’re obscene, overtly sexual lyrics, written by an African American male, and spit over a trap-influenced instrumental. They’re exactly what millions of moms hate about hip hop. But this song contains a biological element that to this writer’s knowledge, has yet to be addressed by the MC’s of the world.  Boy Pussy. Enjoy.

“I’m ’bout that his and his.”

Boy Pussy – Often associated with homosexuality, the boy pussy is the male anus. The more you know.

Before yesterday, I was completely oblivious to the existence of homosexual Houston MC, Fly Young Red. He entered my life as background music to a socializing session that also included the following songs: YG’s “My Nigga” and “Who Do You Love?,” Lil Wayne’s “Believe Me,” and Wiz Khalifa’s “We Dem Boyz.” And just so we’re clear, I did not have any say in the selection of these particular songs, nor do I particularly like any of them, with exception of the last 30 seconds of “Who Do You Love?” But I digress.


In the midst of this Hood-Ass Power Hour, was Fly Young Red’s “Throw That Boy Pussy,” a song that simultaneously has been called “revolutionary,” and compared to “What What (In The Butt).” But my inspiration to write this piece, comes not from Fly Young Red’s sexuality, nor the controversy surrounding him, instead it sparks from my peer’s semi-humorous, but totally spastic reaction to it:

Picture my African American weightlifter roommate dancing to this song; when he asks, “Who is this!?” At the exact moment the words leave his mouth, the testosterone drops out of his face. He meets eyes with Fly Young Red as the computer screen is consumed in twerking males. He then frantically exclaims, “NOOOOOOOO!!!!” before fleeing the room in a fashion that he himself would describe as a bitch. The uproar of laughter that followed was further intensified, because this sudden realization occurred while gyrating inside of a closet.

Although I understand my roommates reaction – a computer monitor encompassed by wobbling male buttocks can be startling – I think that his line of thinking has serious implications. Generally speaking, hip hop culture has always treated homosexuals with fear and disgust. Rap is filled with hard, dominant males posing as kings of the urban environment they call home. Being associated with, or even approving of, male homosexuality makes one appear feminine and weak. Calling someone “gay” is a constant criticism. With that thought deeply embedded in rap’s psyche, a gay rapper is threatening not only to the individual’s credibility, but to entire persona of the genre.

Recently, I saw the clip below depicting hip hop purist, Lord Jamar dismissing Macklemore and his pro-gay smash-hit “Same Love.” Jamar disgruntedly remarks, “I now have to separate hip hop from rap,” meaning homosexuality doesn’t belong with genuine hip hop, but is excepted by the fiscal-centered, mainstream rap. As a whole, the video is an interesting, but surprisingly closed-minded, point-of-view of hip hops evolution. Watch it if you get a chance.


This video leads me to final and most encompassing thought. Will these ill feelings towards the gay lifestyle lead to the end of hip hop? In recent years, we’ve already seen a massive drop in hip hop’s popularity, with the new mainstream music becoming EDM. Is it coincidental that this is occurring at the same time as the recent uprising of feminist and pro-homosexual agenda? I’d like to think not. I’d like to think women are tired of being referred to as objects. I’d like to think men are realizing that being considered feminine isn’t a negative thing. I’d like to think that hip hop realizes that the times they are a changin’, and if artists refuse to change, then time will pass them by.

“Throw that.”

 

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