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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Three Six Mafia Proves Pimpin' Ain't Easy At The Oscars

Yes, ladies and gentlemen.

If there was a moment while you were watching the Academy Awards ceremony and suddenly just asked yourself "What the fuck ?", then you indeed witnessed Three Six Mafia singing their nominated song "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp." The song is from the Film "Hustle and Flow," about DJay, a pimp and drug dealer with dreams of making it big as a hip hop artist.

Those watching the Oscars, usually a high-brow ceremony known for its conservative nature and over-the-top celebration of movie stars, were treated to an earful of rap artists singing about the hardship, trials and tribulations that pimps must face in life.

I can just imagine how most people in the audience felt at that time. Anyone who wasn't familiar with or particularly fond of rap music must have instantly shat themselves once the song began.

Just the chorus alone must have caused some panties to get bunched:

You know it's hard out here for a pimp (you ain't knowin)
When he tryin to get this money for the rent (you ain't knowin)
For the Cadillacs and gas money spent (you ain't knowin)
Because a whole lot of bitches talkin shit (you ain't knowin)
Will have a whole lot of bitches talkin shit (you ain't knowin)


Later Jon Stewart pointed out that Martin Scorsese, one of my favorite fillmmakers of all time, hasn't won any fucking Oscars (can you tell I'm bitter ?), but Three Six Mafia won one tonight. What the fuck ?

Anyway, I don't know what seemed more out of place at that moment during the Oscars: the song itself, or the extremely white guy that was dancing around members of Three Six Mafia during the performance.

I can't wait to see what kind of fallout there might be from conservatives and the Christian right. I can't imagine that there won't be at least a small group of people bitching and writing hatemail to the academy about its decision to showcase "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" during the Oscars.

Still, that might be a good thing though. I would really like for this to become an opportunity for people like Jerry Falwell to make fools of themselves again. Following up his infamous remarks blaming pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays and the lesbians for the 9/11 attacks, and his recent request for Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to be taken out, perhaps he will complain about how the academy is responsible for the corruption of America's youth and the desecration of wholesome family values by allowing Three Six Mafia to sing during the ceremony.

Hopefully we'll be reading about backlash in the news in the next few days. I would love it, because it'll just give me more stuff to write about.

Also, I hope someone bitches about it around me, so I can just say,

"So what you gonna do about it ?!?"

"..."

"Oh, that's right ! Cause they is nothin' you can do about it, bitch !"

Lyrics: It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp

YouTube: Video Link of Live Oscars Performance



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