OJ, ODB, Kanye And Other Bad Moments In Black History
1 year ago
Historic events that we try to not pay attention to
You know the saying "all money isn't good money" right? Well, all black history isn't good black history either. While we love to celebrate our biggest accomplishments during the month of February, we can't act like their aren't any defining moments that we turn a blind eye to.
In case you wanted a couple of reminders, Loop 21 figured we'd share a few of them with you. Feel free to list some of your own moments in the comments section.
Wu Tang Love Da Kids
At the 1998 Grammy Awards Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Diry Bastard went down in the history books when he jumped on stage during a presentation to remind us all that he spent a lot of money on his suit, and that "Wu-Tang is for the children." While we all felt where he was coming from, it did feel like we were watching that one family member that we all know not to invite anywhere. Of course you know every black person that went to work the next day was asked "who was that guy in the red suit?"
Pimpin' Aint Easy
You always love to see black folks win. But some awards we kind of wish we didn't. In 2006 Three Six Mafia won an Oscar Award for Best Song with their track "Hard Out Here For A Pimp," from the Hustle & Flow soundtrack. While it was endearing to hear the guys thanking Jesus and their mothers, you can't act like you didn't hide your face a little bit in the living room. Years later, it's still hard out there for a pimp. Black films don't get nominated for Oscars and according to George Lucas, Hollywood doesn't want to support them neither.
The Glove Didn't Fit
You should still be a-damn-shamed of yourself if you jumped around in the street or ran up and down your high school hallway after you heard OJ was not guilty. It's sad that this is one of the only times that black folks actually felt like justice was served. Looking back at the video, it doesn't look like OJ or his lawyers (except for Johnny Cochran) can actually believe that they won the case. Oh yeah, in case you forgot, OJ still never showed up at any Soul Train, Essence, NAACP or BET Awards after this either.
Don't Trust a Man with a Beard