Originally Posted by Randy
When did I question why rap is so big? It's pretty obvious with MTV force feeding crap music down guillable kids' throats why it is popular. The issue was that rap lyrics for the most part are violent and misogynistic.
Imus was fired for one nominal, semi racist and misogynistic remark and now he's fired, while the whole time MTV and the radio are playing songs with equal or more offensive lyrics with little to no protest. That's the issue.
Cite/list songs please.
MTV and Radio havent had sponsers yank themselves off airs because of songs and its lyrical content. Sponsers did with cbs/msnbc. Not only did big sponsers pull thier commercials, others threatened to take them off if he was still around. So what do you think the next move was? Yup you guessed it in your head...Imus has to go in order to get those sponsers back who pump bigtime $$$$$$$ out. Thats the only reason Imus was canned like some peas. So your beef should be with the sponsers who forced the hands of the big wigs who cut off Imus head. Ask them why they dont do the same with mtv and radio stations and then get back to me.