Since the birth of the Notorious B.I.C. Jigga-Man has decided to make some changes...one of them....dropping the word bitch from his rhymes.
"Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich,/ I didn't think hard about using the word B—-./ I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it/now with my daughter in this world/ I curse those that give it./ I never realized while on the fast track/ that I'd give riddance to the word bitch, to leave her innocence in tact./ No man will degrade her, or call her out her name/ the women won't despise her and call her the same./ I know it's gonna miss me/ cuz we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees/ when we all used to hang out front/ singing 99 problems but a lady ain't one./ Excuse me miss, can I be your mister/ cuz I can tell the difference from a little girl and a sister,/ She never grew up, her father left her alone/ I promise not to talk like we used to/ until Kingdom Come./ I'm so focused on your future,/ The degradation has passed/ I wish you wealth, health, and insight/ forever young you may pass./ Blue Ivy Carter, my angel."
That's great and all, but I've always wondered why he continued to refer to women as bitches when he started dating Bey. Sure, she's what we'd call a "down-ass bitch", but she's also a classy lady and am surprised she let Hov refer to herself as the "hottest bitch in the game, wearing [his] chain" and the "hot bitch in [his] home." I'm not a women's rights activist, but I guess I'm just old school and believe the word bitch isn't appropriate when referring to a female from a male's mouth.
However, Pink is the New Blog makes a good point, "We cant help but wonder if Jay will censor himself while rockin’ out live to “That’s My BLANK” on stage."