My favorite wingnut response to the Trump tape is “it’s no different than what you hear in hip-hop”.
If you ever repeated the words to a rap song, you've said much worse than Donald Trump. You're all hypocrites.
— Sandra Rose (@SandraRose) October 8, 2016
I have to ask: are there really that many hip-hop songs that you might hear on the radio that condone sexual assault? I can’t think of any except maybe that one line from “Hypnotize”.
I don’t claim to be an expert of any kind here, and I’m sure there are all kinds of awful hip-hop lyrics out there somewhere, but I doubt there’s many middle-aged political operatives and national political reporters who have sung along with such lyrics recently. Am I wrong?
I racked my brain to think of a line from any song of any kind in any genre I’ve ever heard on the radio that feels similar to Trump’s comments, and the best I can do is the title for this post. (Some of you will say “Baby It’s Cold Outside” but I maintain it was just a very strong drink.)
It seems to me the winger assumption here is that since many hip-hop artists are black, it must be that all hip-hop is about sexual assault.