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Slim Thug Back Tracks On His Controversial Comments On The Black Woman

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Slim Thug hit up Big Tigger's WPGC 95.5 Morning Show in D.C. today to back track on his recent controversial comments in VIBE about black women mainly being gold diggers and needing to lower their standards, white women, and black men.

 

After TwitThuggin' about how much he stands by his words and anyone who disagrees can suck a sick d**k, the rapper now implies that his comments with the mag were "taken out of context". Audio and such when you read on...

In the 15 minute clip, Slim claims that he would like Vibe to release the full audio of the interview.  He says he and the interviewer were originally speaking about a comedy skit he had done with Comedy Central, and it led into this specific discussion about why black women are single.  He also said "I've never dated a white girl in my life".  *eyebrows raised*

As soon as the story broke, though, Slim went in on twitter adamantly defending everything that came out in the VIBE interview and even debated his followers on why he is right and said he wouldn't back down.

On this call with Tigger, Thug also said people are treating him like he's a role model.  And insinuated that he's not.  Sounds like he's now back tracking to me. 

Slim also debated with well known professor and writer Marc Lamont-Hill.  Professor Hill wrote this open letter to Slim as a rebuttal, and the two sparred a bit via Twitter after.  Slim told Hill that they deal with two different kinds of women.  Thug commented that he's a rapper, so he deals with groupies and women after his money.  Not the same women Hill deals with.  Anywho, here's the Professor's letter:

Slim,
 
A few days ago, you made comments in Vibe magazine that have caused a great deal of controversy. While I appreciate your willingness to offer your opinion in public, you made several statements that were not only unfair and untrue, but deeply damaging to our community. Normally, I would reach out to you privately, but since your comments were made in a very public place, I feel compelled to respond in the same manner.
 
As an artist who is respected by millions of fans, particularly young ones, I found your comments to be hurtful and irresponsible. For good or for bad, our children follow the lead of you and other artists for everything from fashion and slang to self-esteem, body image and relationships. Imagine how a young black girl feels to hear from you, her role model, that her “standards are too high” and that she should “bow down” and “settle for less.” Consider the pain that our beautiful brown skinned babies feel when Yung Berg says he doesn’t date “dark butts.” Think about the self-esteem of our community when Nelly refers to our mothers, sisters, and daughters as “Tip Drills.”

As celebrities, your public comments are not just your own. Instead they influence the choices, beliefs, and lives of an entire generation of young people who look to you for direction.
 
Of course, you have every right to say things that you think are true. The problem, however, is that there was very little truth in your comments.
 
In your interview, you talk about how much better white women treat their partners than black women. If what you’re saying is true, why do Whites have the highest divorce rate of any group? Do white men get tired of being treated like kings? In reality, it seems that you are buying into (and selling) a stale but dangerous ideal that constructs White women as ultra-feminine, loving, queens, and Black women as angry, selfish, and untrustworthy hoes.

Even more disturbing was your comment that “Black women gotta start being down for their man more.” Since slavery, Black women have had to withstand rape, torture, and humiliation (from both white and black men) in order to sustain their families. Now, in 2010, 1 in 3 Black men between 20 and 29 years old are incarcerated or otherwise under criminal supervision. Every day, Black women are raising children without men in the house, working multiple jobs (for less pay!), and supporting brothers as they finish their prison bids.
 
With Black male unemployment as high as 50 percent in some cities, sisters are often holding down households without child support or other financial assistance. Black female incarceration rates are skyrocketing, partly because Black women are “riding” for their men, hiding guns and drugs, operating as mules, and refusing to snitch to authorities. In addition, Black women are the group most likely to be victims of domestic violence and the least likely to be married. Still, in spite of all this bad news, Black women are less likely to date outside their race than Black men.
 
How much more “down” do you want Black women to be?

I agree with you that both brothers and sisters have work to do. Over the last year, we’ve seen countless TV shows, movies, and bestselling books telling Black women how broken they are, how ugly they are, why they don’t have a man, and how they need to  behave. Instead of adding to this pile of pain and ignorance, I would encourage you to turn the mirror on yourself. How does the image of the pimp/player/baller/dopeboy promoted in your music help to create the “gold diggers” that you badmouth in your interviews? How might your own admitted failures at monogamy undermine the type of loyalty that you find missing in Black women? Criticizing the vulnerable is easy. Working on yourself is the difficult part.

The world is watching. What will you do?
 
Your Brother,
 
Marc Lamont Hill

 
I hope you don’t take this letter as an attack, but as an act of concern and love from one brother to another. Through your fame and wealth, you have tremendous power. You can use it to hurt or to heal, to injure or to inspire.

 

Interesting.

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tape..might as well calm

tape..might as well calm down. Rappers are not role models, parents raise your kids. Its not their job. I love rap music but I know how to turn it off. Its entertainment. Teach that crap to your kids and
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e type of educated brother

e type of educated brother ladies need to deal with. I mean come on just look at Slim Thug, is this the type of dude that you would want to marry or even date, that would
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maybe becaue 1 out of 3

maybe becaue 1 out of 3 black men are incarcerated that the statistic of the white race having the highest divorce rate means that there are less black women available to black men. therefore leading to them not getting married and making it seem as if us white men are divorcing all over the place. come on now go to a normal white houshold and you will see more than likely a mother and a father "raising there children together" maybe we hold the whole marriage thing to a higher standard than most want to believe. whatever people. professor or not when i step outta my house i see normal people doing normal family activities. when i goto the city i see it totally different. i dont have a problem with what slim said. like the saying goes "if the shoe fits" well in this case it does and to most they will have a issue with it. and to all this nonsense how when a black male or female says something about there race how it set te community back, thats BS. knowone in the hood cares what dude thinks. parents or parent should raise there kids to think for themselves and not to worry about what celebs are blogging twittering or anything else. and to th professor, i think you need to worry about the bigger picture and help people that are in need and stop trying to get your 15min of fame. as a white man i can care less about what words come outta slims mouth. keep puttin out music homie and dont worry bout these fools. stay true pimp
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Mr. Caucasian man, it is so

Mr. Caucasian man, it is so odd that when the numbers do not add up positively for White people, you always seem to have a reason why. The truth of the matter is there are many more divorces in Caucasian households. Every single word that the Professor wrote is TRUE! There are countless numbers of successful Caucasian men all around the world married to gorgeous and classy Black women. I, for one, am a beautiful Black woman that men of all races pursue. There are also many Black men married to beautiful Black women. Why are you on this website worrying about Black people? Slim Thug is a degenerate who spoke garbage. I am so proud of the Professor for calling him out.
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Of course you are in

Of course you are in agreeance with slim thug, he's upholding the whites. But you don't address the fact that the shoe doesn't fit an entire population of Blacks. I'm married, educated and I wouldn't take that bull shit from you or slim thug the ignorant. I hear what they are saying about the black woman and of course their own mother, sisters and daughters. But I don't care. They are getting paid to be coons and to turn against their own race. So for you to be white as you implicated of course you agree. This way, the dumb coon ass rappers help you fight their own. Self-preservation is innate. Slim Thug. His name tells you that his goals are equal to that of an aimless fool and when he talks about Black women, he's basically just talking about his mother and sisters. I say this cause he hasn't ran across every Black woman. So therefore I conclude that his ideas are based off his own experiences with the aforementioned. To all the Black women. Stay up. If it weren't for the Black women, the Black traitors wouldn't even be here
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seriously, all other races of women are free to get the best man that they can and here we are being culturally conditioned by our own people that our race will be extinct if we don't take a black man?? But, not if they're not with us?? if there is a shortage of black men, shouldn't some of us be shopping around elsewhere? black men have got some of us so brainwashed! if the black man had to compete to get a decent woman with other races of men the way they compete with the other races for their women- they might actually respect us! not to mention the statistics.. black men are probably the worst fathers on the face of the earth! Black women can hold on to this little mental prison that black men have put you in but, I'm going to continue enjoying my life taking the beat man i can (usually not a black man!) wake up! it's sad
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Slim thug you're done let's see if you half white half black woman will be supporting your broke ass when noone is buying your albums. You definitely flopped with this one buddy so how about you get your apron ready to cook in the kitchen cause you bout to be a stay at home thug! LOSER
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Your a fuckin clown. Slim

Your a fuckin clown. Slim Thug was a millionaire B4 he started rappin. do some research idiot.
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Slim thug is an asshole.

Slim thug is an asshole. Maybe if u take those tired ass braids and beads outta ur head then the classy, professional sistas might give u the time of day. Grow up and stop being so ignorant. And remember black women r like precious jewels that should be cherised
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thank you mr lemont,slim

thank you mr lemont,slim thugg you need a reality check
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We must BOYCOTT/ PROTEST/DESTROY all IGNORANT "BABY BOY" RAPPERS BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!!!!They are out of line and out of control! Black women must teach their daughters to identify and avoid these selfish/unappreciative/ignorant "baby boys". No more riding for these TRAITORS!!! You must escape and run for your lives once you realize you're dealing with these SELFISH "BABY BOYS"! Do not sacrifice yourself for these "baby boys", they will not return the favor!
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It seems like Slim Thug

It seems like Slim Thug surrounds himself around golddiggers and this is all what you know. There are black women out here that is very successful, very educated and brother truly holds it down. Before you make a negative statement about black women look at yourself. Whatever you been through with your golddiggers not every black women is a golddigger. There are black women who have a great heart, loving , kind and career oriented. They don't need a man's money to make it because they got their own. I guess you haven't met a woman like that "hum".
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Thank GOD for Prof. Hill. I

Thank GOD for Prof. Hill. I would also like to include the rise of HIV in black women in all age groups including MARRIED due to cheating black men. The COON Slim Thug cheated and had a baby while dating Letoya . Did he expect her to stay with him and risk her health? Why don't ppl bash Lil Wayne for having 2 babies months apart puttiing the lives of women at risk? Don't forget the women that didn't get pregnant. Why don't ppl bash Snoop for all these years of cheating on his wife and putting her health at risk?
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I'm glad that I stopped to

I'm glad that I stopped to read and listen to this insert, because intially I skipped it and then I came back to it. I was disgusted frm what I heard on our local radio stations down here and the different blog sites, instead of putting accountability for the actions of grown ppl (men/wmen) and children on celebrities, especially when you got parents and their kids on twitter, facebook, myspace, flickr etc. Why the hell mama and daddy not at the park, cooking,library or at the schools in the same fashion and urgency as these social networking sites. When will a ignorant persons actions be looked at as just that there ignorance choice we all have choices, so why do a vast majority opt to follow take the lead and be a role model in your community if that's what you choose to do, but start at home. Rappers are entertainers I've seen some things good and bad and if I choose to put on some booty shorts and a bra and share my life experiences with the world they'll listen because of the package and how it's delivered and now I'm a entertainer. Let me tell the same story to the youth dressed in professional attire and the chances are 2 people in the room will get the message the same message delivered in a different boring package. I like the blogs and at the end of the day this is entertainment too and they want hits. What I do appreciate about the YBF is that they included this spectrum unlike the other site MT*!
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Black men need to watch what

Black men need to watch what they say out there mouth especially in the media. Their egos make them forget they have black women in their families. Every negative or positive thing they say in the lime light reflects the black women in their lives. Just imagine the message its sending to their daughters. It pisses me off cause most of them probably grew up with just their mother holding everything down so how can you not know the true strength and struggles of a black woman and respect that to the fullest.
Anonymous's picture

I'm so glad an educated black

I'm so glad an educated black man finally stood up for the black woman. I'm glad he made it public so everyone can read the truth about black women and the struggles we go through.
Anonymous's picture

Honestly this whole issue is

Honestly this whole issue is a mess. Its not a new issue we face as black women but its coming to the forefront again only because a "famous" rapper had the nerve to say it in an interview. I think its unbelieveably sad that a black man would have such dislike towards his black women. Our race as a whole faces hate and sterotyping enough from society, why must we hate each other too? You may have had bad relationships or met these type of women in the past but these "gold digging" women come in all colors, not just black. I've had my share of bad relationships and met with no good ass black men. But I haven't written off all black men as "dogs" because of the actions of a few. Just as I haven't written them off because of the foolishness coming from slim thug's mouth. His opinion is just one man's opinion and if others follow suit because he is "famous" then we as black women don't need those men to begin with. We do not need a man that can be so easily influenced by the words of a few fools. A real strong black man has the good sense to form his own opinion, he is a leader not a follower and he knows the actions of a few do not define the many.
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WOW..... Okay, so... 1) Who

WOW..... Okay, so... 1) Who said that white women were better than black women? 2) Since when did black men start allowing black women to be judged by the color of their skin? 3) What happened to judging a person by their character? 4) What happened to equality? One would think that Slim Thug would have realized by now with all his money and fame that there are women out there who are: educated and also beautiful, black women that can cook...... But, then again any woman who is educated, beautiful, and black probably wouldn't want to cook for his sorry ass anyway..... I am a strong and smart, black beauty and I cook for my man because he deserves it. The only reason why I wouldn't cook for him is if he did the undo-able wrong: cheated on me, hit me, or treated me like I was beneath him and not his equal. I truly hope that Slim Thug's girlfriend teaches him a lesson and leaves him because it is not the color of someone's skin that determines whether a relationship will last. &&Thankyou Professor for your enlightening letter!
Anonymous's picture

hi..basically i would like to

hi..basically i would like to say quickly that for every stereotype out there in the big wide world,there's a high percentage of truth.whether anyone likes it or not...if you no your a beautiful black women that treats her man right and has got her head screwed on why are you worrying ? that's where i feel alot (far from all) black women fall behind.taking most things to heart...if he's clearly talking about black women that are not on point isn't he ? all in all i can say as a black person from england...(in my country) black people on a whole have to sort themselves out...most these kids out there just think there gangsters when we get free healthcare,benefits,clean water,free education plus more...they think it looks kool but it's not..posting there bullshit on youtube and facebook about gangbanging and they wonder why they get arrested...such sad idiots
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Hehe eat 'em up Dr. Hill.

Hehe eat 'em up Dr. Hill. The boy probably can hardly comprehend the damn letter.
Lacey's picture

well, i'm not a fan and it

well, i'm not a fan and it really does not matter what he thinks about black women, because i am who i am as an individual first and a black women second my race does not define who i am so when he said black women he wasnt talking about me.
Anonymous's picture

I agree. I don't get why he

I agree. I don't get why he felt the need to say that stuff in the first place. If he didn't like dealing with black women anymore, all he had to do was stay away from them. Not as if anyone should really care what he thinks anyway *shrugs*
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hi there have a quick look at

hi there have a quick look at my comment...and btw i think certain issues need to be looked upon...in my life iive found out most people are scared and hide from the truth..that's why they don't excel
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hi there have a quick look at

hi there have a quick look at my comment...and btw i think certain issues need to be looked upon...in my life iive found out most people are scared and hide from the truth..that's why they don't excel
dennis's picture

This media blitz against

This media blitz against black women has to STOP! I think rather than argue with this wounded black male aka slim thug. I would hope other stars would come out a broadcast how postively they feel towards black women and encourage other stars to do the same. The Broacast should be I love Black women. Black women are loyal to black men. Like the writer said we are least likely to date outside our race. If that does say hold your man down. I don't know what does. IT time to end the war between black men and black women. We want our race to continue and be strong. Not to be killed by dummies with a mic.
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I don't know...relying on

I don't know...relying on other stars to come and clean up someone else's mess just seems a little desperate. Maybe if it were just the women? There's nothing like seeing black women stick up for each other. It's a beautiful thing. I don't know. Some part of me just doesn't really give a damn about what the black man think or feels towards black women unless it someone who is important to me.
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whateva. your career's shot

whateva. your career's shot anyways
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hi black ladies! I am calling

hi black ladies! I am calling for an official boycott of not only slim thug but any black male rapper who has chosen to disrespect black women publicly -- in his songs or the media. Please sign my blog (or ANY black blog) and take a pledge TODAY not to support the rap nonsense any longer. Black women have a buying power of $600 billion per year!!! That's amazing. Use that power starting TODAY. Take care and keep rising up -- Tabby
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I only briefly read the

I only briefly read the comments, but I agree with a few of those I've read thus far. Who the f*ck cares? SOME men like to go on and on about how black women are this and that, we all know the stereotypes, but the real deal is get the f*ck over it. If you don't like black women, okay do you. But doing public interviews trying to degrade an entire group of people be they white, black, Jew or Gentile makes you look like an ignorant dumb ass. Period.
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First of all. this is kuming

First of all. this is kuming from a man who had one hit. i think the reason why he say that is because he knows us black women dont play that shit and we stand up for our self as for white women they dont so its easy for them to control them. not saying i dont like white women they just see our men and see $. like gettin a black baby is even better but we going to leave that alone lol. but black women keep your head we r everything. am 23 and i know what i am so slim work on u babe u will b ok. take care
Anonymous's picture

Q: In your interview, you

Q: In your interview, you talk about how much better white women treat their partners than black women. If what you’re saying is true, why do Whites have the highest divorce rate of any group? Do white men get tired of being treated like kings? A: White men dont file for divorce. They just kill their wives when they get tired of them. p.s. All women nag.
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very true. lol white people

very true. lol white people have the highest divorce rate because a lot of them fucking marry people they don't even like, then cheat on their spouses with the girl they DO like. and why? to please mommy and daddy, get that money, or whatever other reason. it's like, just be with who you like!
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What money? has anyone ever

What money? has anyone ever bought a slim thug cd or better yet can you name one of his songs?get a job and grow up Chump.
Sunny's picture

The only gold that fool has

The only gold that fool has to dig is in his mouth. Go sit down AND shut up.
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Again, who is Slim thug or

Again, who is Slim thug or whatever.
Sarita's picture

slim thug you are country!

slim thug you are country! your comment is foolish!, white women marry black men with dollars everyday! ask Kobe, Lamar, Tiger!
Anonymous's picture

Luda's girlfriend is a

Luda's girlfriend is a Doctor...enuff said...excuses are like a**holes...everybody's got one... I agree that rappers or whomever are not role models for your kids...but just because your child enters a phase where they are rebelling or choosing to test their limits with their parents by emulating these rappers or aspiring to be a video vixen does not make you a bad parent...truth be told just like we don't know what goes on in his backyard Slim doesn't know what goes on in other peoples backyard...so if he has kids...let him remember his statement when his son aspires to be like Lil Boosie or him smoking weed outside of the club or the day his daughter spreads her ass for Smooth Mag or EyeCandy Modeling...let's see if he marks the day or blogs or does a radio show...explaining why HE'S A BAD PARENT!!! Miss me with the egotistical BS.... Good Day!!!
Anonymous's picture

Hi All, I have never posted

Hi All, I have never posted before, but I was compelled to do so, this is just too crazy I think far too often we give other people way too much power over our lives. If SlimThuggga or any other black guy wants to date a neon purple, white, pink , yellow or green woman, step aside and allow them to do that. Why waste your valuable time getting wrinkles,? botox treatments are a bitch. I think when we as black women start loving the ones who loves us, then ,these fools will turn their way of thinking around. Since the beginning of time, people have always wanted what they can't have. As an example, a few years ago I was living in D.C, Georgetown to be exact, One evening my ex and I went out to dinner, a bunch of black men were out with their white girlfriends, because the only thing I’ve ever paid attention to ,was a shoe sale and fierce jewelry ,I wasn’t aware that these same black guys were looking at my ex with disgust, . it was only when we got in the car, was I made aware of what had transpired was it because my ex was wealthy? Was it because my ex was tall and good looking as hell,and treated me as if I was the only person that mattered?, Was it because he held my door open? Was it because he pulled out my chair? Was it because he treated me with respect? I don’t know, and I really couldn’t give a rats ass
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The next time you see a "neon

The next time you see a "neon purple, white, pink , yellow or green woman" please let me know. Please and thanks.
cosmanot's picture

I live in TEXAS and we dont

I live in TEXAS and we dont even bump his music. Just a 1 hit wonder who bit off more than he can chew.... screw slim in the brain thug.
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girl please, u aint from

girl please, u aint from texas, GTFOH
Anonymous's picture

hahahaha ok??? That comment

hahahaha ok??? That comment didn't make sense...she must be from El Paso or something.
LC's picture

is anybody still checking for

is anybody still checking for slim twig? don't nobody give shit about what he got to say. he could say black chicks naturally stick like shit and black chicks should not give a shit. he is no one, who cares?
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