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Ashley Judd Explains “Hip-Hop Is Rape Culture” Diatribe

Submitted by on April 25, 2011 – 9:44 amOne Comment
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Actress Ashley Judd appeared on the Tavis Smiley show recently to shed more light on surprising comments made in her recently released memoir All That Is Bitter & Sweet regarding hip-hop being about “rape culture” with “insanely abusive lyrics.”

Calling rap music the “contemporary soundtrack to misogyny,” Judd offers up a somewhat weak and roundabout explanation of her words to Smiley, mentioning her recent dialogue with Questlove as some sort of saving grace. In the words of Jay-Z, you need more people. Check it out:

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  • Matthew says:

    I’m not surprised. Generally, artists who immerse themselves in one single genre and never allow for expansion are not the brightest regarding intra-genre commentary. At the end of the day, this is par for the course regarding artists who need publicity: make inflammatory comments towards a genre that is often misunderstood and vilified.

    The fact of the matter is, most of these critics tend to want to apply pseudo-scientific, cut-and-dry, generalized accusations without having scientific proof. It’s always evident, as when you call them on it, they revert to the “bulletproof” defense of “It’s my feelings.”

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