“Ay, where them yellow bones? I
don’t want no black b***h
I’m already black, I don’t need no black
Put your hands up if you a bad b***h.”
“That s**t is tired,“ 18-year-old college student Tracy Pellis says while
listening to Kodak Black’s “My Struggle” and rolling her eyes.
Her reaction mirrors the sentiment of many women who were appalled and
offended by Kodak Black’s derogatory lyrics on the song which was
released in full after Kodak’s recent release from jail on bond. But
Tracy isn’t upset because Kodak
demeaned women on the song.
“I’m salty ‘cause I need new words to shut these hoes down with. I saw he
said ‘nat’ on the Gram yesterday. I’mma use that when I’m walkin’
through the club. ‘Fuck from ’round me dusty ass nats!,” she
jokingly says while making shooing motions.
Tracy, who’s first CD was her “husband ” Lil Wayne’s Carter 3
album, doesn’t see the big deal about misogynistic lyrics in rap.
“I need a real n*gga. But don’t get me wrong I do like to hear
some love songs. I love when they show their sensitive side and do
love songs like “Rich Sex.” It’s like, be romantic! Tell me what
kinda purse you wanna buy me. Tell me you wanna put your thumb up my
When asked who her favorite positive rapper was, she said, “rappers
don’t disclose their status,” with a confused look on her face.
Tracy says that her mother “told me it was a time where rappers had
‘respect’ or whatever,” but she admits it’s not a major theme of
the music she hears on the radio. The way she uses air quotes for the
term respect makes that apparent.
“I grew up off Wayne, Future, Gucci, Meek, Boosie. I love them cause
they tell the truth. It’s women then it’s hoes. I was rootin’ for
Gucci to get free just to tell these broke hoes their place!”
When asked what the difference was between women and hoes, she paused,
before noting, “respect yourself.”
She was then asked what it means if a person deemed a “hoe” says she
has respect for herself–or how she would feel if someone called her a “hoe.” At that point, she chided her male interviewer for “wanting to have the last word like a female,”
and ended the interview.
Stacy says she plans to be at Kodak Black’s first show home, and pulled out
the shirt she’s going to wear. It says: “defile me.“