Could Lord Jamar’s comments about Kanye feminizing hip-hop be the cause of ‘Ye requesting all the images of him wearing a skirt removed from Getty?
Kanye West is known to be quite bold with his fashion choices. But it seems as though one fashion choice he wants removed from the internet and in our memory. Getty Images confirmed that they were asked to remove several photos of Kanye from December’s benefit concert where he wore a kilt to the Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 benefit concert at Madison Square Garden.
This could be from the helm of Lord Jamar’s (member of 90′s political rap group Brand Nubian) diss record aimed at Kanye titled “Lift Up Your Skirt.” Jamar spits lines like:
Somebody mad at my hashtag
Black man lookin’ half a fag
With a blazer and vest
I’m just amazed at the mess
Pioneer of this queer shit is Kanye West
He introduced the skinny jeans to the rap scene
Then he wore a fucking skirt on the video screen
Then he wore it again at a memorial
I can’t pretend that this shit ain’t deplorable
I bet this nigga thinkin’ he looking adorable
Your music’s good but your ego is horrible
I rebuke all this gay shit
Some are scared to say shit
You might lay and take this
But I’m not to be played with
In an interview with SOHH he went on to say:
First of all, it’s not just jabs at Kanye West. It’s anybody promoting the feminization — of the Black man in hip-hop culture. Anybody that I see out there, rocking dresses and all of that type of shit, I might shoot a jab at. But Kanye is one of the ones right now that’s representing that movement. He’s one of the first ones that you see in a skirt. Now you got other people following suit and rocking full-out dresses or they’re trying to rock kilts. We’re not Irish. We’re not Europeans. Rocking kilts and all that is just another excuse to introduce that skirt style. You understand what I’m saying? And I’m not with it. This has nothing to do with sexuality, who they choose to be with and all that, I’m not even talking about that. I’m talking specifically about, what is hip-hop? And that’s not hip-hop. Rocking dresses with mean faces, that’s not hip-hop.
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After the jump, listen to Lord Jamar’s “Lift Up Your Skirt.”