Too Short: 'I Don't Do Rape...I Love Black Women'
1 year ago
$hort Dog apologizes for 'turn girls out' comments.
X-rated rapper Too $hort has made a living off making dirty songs, but his comments in a recent video column for XXLMag.com have landed him in hot water.
In a clip where he was to give young boys "fatherly advice" on how to get girls he said "When you get to late middle school, early high school and you start feeling a certain way about the girls... I'm gonna tell you a couple tricks. A lot of the boys are going to be running around trying to get kisses from the girls... We're going way past that. I'm taking you to the hole."
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And that he did.
"You push her up against the wall," he says. "You take your finger and put a little spit on it and you stick your finger in her underwear and you rub it on there and watch what happens."
Almost immediately, people voiced their displeasure with the clip calling it inappropriate and a how-to video on sexual assault.
$hort (real name Todd Shaw) took to twitter late last night and this morning to apologize, at time seeming surprised that people found his comments so offensive, considering the source.
"When I got on camera I was in $hort mode & had a lapse of judgement. I would never advise a child or young man to do these things...It's not how I get down," he tweeted. "If you’re a young man or a kid who looks up to me, don’t get caught up in the pimp, player, gangster hip-hop personas. Just be yourself."
He continues, "All my explicit lyrics have always been on some comedy shit just like the stupid shit I did for XXL. I agree with most of yall on this one."
Then, he woke up this morning to a barrage of tweets sent overnight and felt that he had to address the situation further.
"The stupid joke was SUPPOSED to be bad advice but in this case it just wasn't funny. Rape & assault? Get the fuck outta here," he tweeted. "Sorry if it offended U not sorry for telling a bad joke. Have U ever really heard some old school 2Short songs?"
From there he went on to explain that he's always been a pretty foul-mouthed guy, but insisted that he's not down with raping women.
In $hort's defense, he does actually have a little bit of love for ladies. Check out his 2006 song "Sophisticated" where he gives props to women out there with "good ass jobs" who can be sexy without being slutty.