Video: Lupe Fiasco – ‘Bitch Bad’

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco sparks a conversation with the powerful video for “Bitch Bad,” the latest single off his upcoming album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, due September 25. The outspoken MC contemplates the long-term psychological effects of the word “bitch,” by weaving together a narrative of a young boy and girl who are both exposed to the degrading language.

“Whether right or wrong, some things need to be said in order to start a conversation … that’s all I try to do with my music,” Lupe told MTV News.

He dedicates the Gil Green-directed clip to Paul Robeson and the “many black actors who endured the humiliating process of blackface in America.”

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117 Comments

  1. Trey

    It’s definitely a bold and raw video. It’s effective, but I know alot of people that people may write off this video.

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    Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop) Reply:

    @Trey, This is horrible. I’m disapponted in this clown! He will likely not sell any records this time around anyway. He’s a disgrace to the hip-hop community, doing anything for attention.

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    Ryan Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), haha you’re probably just like the girls he’s describing in this song and that’s why you hate it.

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    Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop) Reply:

    @Ryan, No you’re wrong. I’m a lesbian so that’s far from the truth!

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    dymnasty e Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), And that means nothing lol

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    Nesha Reply:

    @dymnasty e, Trust me, Jasmine isn’t worth arguing with.. she is a true chicken head, she defends chickenheads all of the time.

    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), sweetheart again you have been misunderstood, this song relates to everyone even if you arent black or like boys !! The meaning to the song is beyond describable

    I Have played this song over 30 time since this video came out !! If I am the only one that is comprehending this thats a shame cause this world is going out of control
    *excuse my bad spellin’

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    SmartGuy Reply:

    @iBzThuggin’, Preach, people just dont understand smh

    blah Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), LOL, wow where is your mind at? This song isnt for you to get hype too its to listen and learn from whats going on around us in our generation.
    Grow up, this is hip-hop

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), Oblivious your a Nicki Minaj fan and you have been offended by the why he basically degarde your favorite aritst by put that female in the video that looks somewhat of Nicki’s features

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    dame Reply:

    @Ryan, that’s what’s poppin

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    Meg Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), There is so much I can say to you, but in reality you are an idiot who is incompetent of holding a conversation. While I understand your opinion is something your allowed a disgrace who will not make it would not have multiple CD’s and singles that have gone gold and platinum

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    Os Reply:

    @Trey,just like how they turn that word n-@ger/n–gga in to a positive,so why not turn the word b-tch in to a positive even though i hate both words but why knock one and let the other slide…it,s the same way with n1@ger it depends on the way you use it white use it it,s bad…two blacks is fighting they use the word n1@ger as a curse words[in my opinion it is] in anger,just the same why they use it when greeting in a positive way to a friend are family…lupe could have used the word n1@ger in this song too it would have fit in very well…because both b-tch and n1@ger is bad depends on the way you use it….so for him to make it seems like some women are stupid for calling there selves a bad b-tch is bias….i just saw him on up there talking about he do songs like this that go,s against the grain…if that is the case why didn’t he do a song about the word n1@ger that all most every rapper…and black people use in a positive and negative way…no he won’t because everyone and there pets would be going in on is @ss..but no the word bad b-tch is safer for him so bias…people is co-signing him and failed to see what is bias @ss is doing….

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    NiaKait Reply:

    @Os,You see, you have downed him without even knowing all of his music. You probably one of those who only hears his music on the radio, or the stuff that stirs up controversy. But you haven’t listened to “Dumb it Down” where he talks about the entire rap game, and the word “n*gga” please go listen. I really feel people like you and whoever this girl is at the top are not listening to everything. you can hate the song all you want, but I didn’t see you in anyway say what he said wasn’t true…just listen to the song before you comment on this.

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  2. E53

    =/ Hmm… This dude confuses me with his image…

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    Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop) Reply:

    @E53, He’s a bum. Don’t worry his time is up this year anyway. On his way to has been status.

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    Rassie_Schmits Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), i’m assuming you formerly went by the name @MinajRules2012 lol

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    Will Reply:

    @Rassie_Schmits, Lmao i was thinking the same. Thats definately @NickiMinaj2012 she changed his/her name because this video takes shots at how fake and misleading that bitch is (Nicki Minaj). It hits home doesnt it @Jasmine Matias (Woman Of Hip Hop) otherwise you wouldnt have changed your name.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Rassie_Schmits, Bitch keep my name off your comments!! You didnt think I was going to come for you hoe!! I assume you wont respond to this because your library time is at 28 minutes, 2 minutes left bitch!

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    Cmonson Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, What are you going to do come kill us through the computer screen. Dumbass hoe.

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    Rassie_Schmits Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, pure entertainment :D i can’t possibly keep your name out of my mouth, such an easy target ;]

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    edson domingos Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), Quit hating on Lupe you Dyke and get yourself a man.

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    dame Reply:

    @Jasmine Matias (Women of Hip-Hop), you don’t know music

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  3. Dave

    Love it! Especially when he explained it on Rap Fix, when he talked about the black painting, on how African American’s had to paint their faces black to performer, & or African American’s couldn’t perform in front of Caucasian’s, so Caucasian’s had to paint their faces black to perform as African American’s since African American’s couldn’t do it themselves. I learned that in Theater class.

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  4. Yup

    Great video. We as black people are ruining ourselves and society is laughing at us while we do it. We went from slaves to segregation to “imma bad b*tch” and basketball wives and love an hip hop. We stay losing, and this time it’s our fault.

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @Yup, You seem to only see what part of African American experience that the media shows you. Come to think of it, that’s what people believed about African Americans for all American history- what the media portrayed and stereotyped. And it was black people and actors doing the portrayals then then to. It doesn’t mean the portrayal is accurate.

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  5. Sarah

    it says the video isn’t availabe in my country. HELP. I seriously gotta watch the video

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  6. abdullah

    the best rapper, song, lyrics, message,video :)

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  7. YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5

    Lupe, Hang it up
    you ain’t hot since ‘Hip Hop Saved my Life’

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    Trey Reply:

    @YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5, your obviously not getting the point of this video. It’s not another radio single.

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    Nathan Reply:

    @Trey, It’s a troll. Please don’t feed it.

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5, This video is just what us black people need to put our life in check and the saddest thing about it is that only three hip-hop artist that are actaully involved in the movements
    Wale
    Lupe Fiasco
    J.Cole
    Hip-hop and R&B has taken a wrong turn and nobody cares, thats why people rather make the stupid people richer and the people with the message poorer.
    No wonder why most people didn’t like Tupac cause he was all about bring the same message lupe is showing in this Song and Video
    If everybody thought i and a handful of people this would get a awar, but agian we the black people or Blind !!!

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    $tayTrippy Reply:

    @iBzThuggin’, I think ur basically on point my only confusion with this is J. Cole, im not a fan of his so i havent heard many of his songs but therefore the ones i have heard aren’t in anyway towards a positive movement. BUT with that said you should include Hopsin into that category because what he speaks is the absolute truth based on whats perceived through hip hop in a negative way.

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  8. Realist

    LUPE NEEDS HELP!!!! He can’t be the only rapper out there trying to do something positive.

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    kelly Reply:

    @Realist, I know what happend to kanye he use to be positive

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    Suzie Reply:

    @kelly, Kim Kardashian is what happened… :-/

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  9. FACTS

    1. The black face thing. Shouldn’t have been done it was used as a mockery towards us (black people)… Don’t dedicate anything to them. They’ve gotten their dedication and justice by seeing us black people win oscars, other awards and build legacies for our work…

    2. Stop with this. This is an underlying marketing approach to get the masses talking. If you want them to talk bring out great music and stop trying to preach. You can not help anyone by trying to preach, you only can help by relating and helping them adapt to something better.

    3. I don’t respect any BLACK person regardless who they are who calls my BLACK president a terrorist. You should have kicked that terrorist shit, when Bush was in office. When he was running around like a thug, starting wars and killing people without a care in the world.

    4. You’re a mason. You’re still a puppet. You still will be used to make profit. So trying to go deeper conversations as conscious rapper won’t earn you anymore cool points than what you got in beginning. Your first album was a classic, why? Because he was about you, your struggles, and how we all could relate to it.

    Lupe let’s try again. I understand you’re trying to HELP black people. But what regardless of what you think people are going to take this video with a grain of salt. And going to forget about it.

    Go back to the old you from the first food and liquor. The would be great.

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    truly enlightened Reply:

    @FACTS, well first off yes blacks have won all those accolades but he dedicated this to them because it seems people have forgotten what blacks did and reverted back to ig mocking what they have done with new age black face also he did speak against Bush Obama continues the same Trend if you research past he’s half black also Lupe is a Muslim not mason and if you can understand the type of person he is If he can reach one to stop to foolery hes happy

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    kelly Reply:

    @truly enlightened, i agree with every thing you said…

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    deelee Reply:

    @FACTS, u sounded so ignorant. u are trying to throw shade on someone and making yourself look bad. i dont even like this dude’s music but i at least know facts.

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    Zor Reply:

    @FACTS, 1. The black face thing is just a metaphor for what we are doing to ourselves now in music video’s. Towards the end you see the two actors who are now grown-up in the 3rd verse removing the black paint from their faces.

    2. Underlying market approach? He’s just speaking the truth.How many little girls,5-10, do you see popping it and acting “grown” around your way? We both know this song will never get any radio play. O and the something better is his music.

    3. It’s called freedom of speech. The fact that he SHOULD never talk about the black President, because Lupe is black is ludicrous.

    4.Please don’t tell me you’re one of those Illuminati conspiracy theorist. To think a secret organization that controls banks and businesses wants anything to do with rappers blows my mind. His first album was mostly story telling, please take a second or third listen.There’s barely any songs about him. What are you talking about?!?! There’s a reason why Nas is his favorite artist.

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    LoverOfFashion Reply:

    @Zor, *claps* Exactly!

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    SoOdd Reply:

    @FACTS, I really can’t agree with any of your point. I know that’s my opinion, but I have to say none of your make sense.

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    j to The B down to the Dear Sorreey Reply:

    @FACTS, What the Hell U Defintely Don’t make Sense @ all. STFU U dumbie BUm & Go back to school

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  10. truly enlightened

    Video couldn’t have put it better

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  11. Morgan

    Not a huge fan of the guy, but this video is telling the truth. It’s not “cute” or “fly” referring to yourself as a “bitch” and putting “bad” before the insult does nothing but enhance the ignorance. As for the blackface … let’s not skate around it. Minstrel shows happened. Spike Lee’s film, Bamboozled, with Damon Wayans and Jada Pinkett-Smith was denounced by Hollywood as being “too heavily satirical” but it is a masterpiece. If more black people — particular hip hop artists especially — would sit down and LOOK at this film, perhaps we wouldn’t have as much foolishness and degrading lyrics prevalent in rap music today.

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  12. Miles

    deepest vid i seen in a while. I never really paid attention to the meaning of the song forreal. I only listened to it once before now honestly

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  13. TEAMLILKIM

    IS IT THE WOMAN’S FAULT OR IS IT THE MEN’S? OR THE PARENTS? MEN HAVE BEEN CALLING FEMALES NAME SINCE I CAN REMEMBER CALLING THEM BAD AND BITCHES AND LUPE WAS APART OF THAT AS WELL BUT THEN AGAIN YOU CAN’T ALWAYS BLAME THE PPL ON T.V WHO IS ALLOWING THESE TEENS TO WATCH THESE THINGS? PARENTS, IT’S A THREE WAY STREET.

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  14. May

    Someone watched bamboozled

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  15. SoOdd

    Best video I’ve seen in a minute. This video exposes the coonery and bufoonery that is Hip Hop. Rappers need to learn to respect themselves, instead of chasing a buck. It’s not all about money. If you gone sell out to make a dollar, at least man up when you are called out. Hip Hop is full of Jiggaboo nggaz.

    Top Ten Jiggin N Grinnin Award
    1. Lil’Wayne_ talks about nothing relevant
    2. Rick Ross_ his whole style is fake(good beats)
    3. 2′Chainz_ his life is the strip club
    4. Meek Mills_ Anybody make a song call “Amen”
    5. Big Sean_ Says nothing relevant
    6. Nicki Minaj_ Me Me Me Me Me Me My booty
    7. Young Jeezy_ Selling dope remixed 5million times
    8. Waka Flaka_ Fake hood dude, grew up in the burbs
    9. Gucci_ I realy like Gucci as a man, but his music SMH
    10. Wale_ Dis dude crazzy as a mofo

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    Miles Reply:

    @SoOdd, Cosign 90%

    I wouldn’t give Rick Ross credit for having good beats because he doesn’t make his beats. I give the producers the credit for good beats
    And Wale doesn’t belong on that list. His music has dumbed down since he joined MMG though

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    illerbrown Reply:

    @SoOdd, TELL EM

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @SoOdd, what you saying about Wale
    If you have heard his mxtape he has been saying all of ths things over and over

    In Lace frontin’ he actaully is saying that Women wear fae nails,eyes,hair,booty andyet they say they want real men !!

    Do you homework before you put Wale’s name up there
    besides that I totally agree

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    maza Reply:

    @iBzThuggin’, co-sign. talk di tings dem!

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  16. mama

    I liked it. very cleverly displayed. He’s telling the truth, that boy said, “kids understand the internet more than their parents” television, is an illusion. teach your children better than Wocka Flocka

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  17. Peaches

    Yeah, so Nicki said she wanted to sell records without taking her clothes off and now Lupe is clowning her by showing a bitch with a Pink Wig looking like a stripper. You know he’s clowning Nicki. HAHA Got that girl is a Pink Wig gyrating while “little girls” watch her. Oh yeah, Nicki. Somebody figured you out and ain’t impressed with your money. Lupe holding your a$$ accountable.

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  18. Truth

    lmaooooo the end makes fun of rapper Plies i was dying laughing.

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  19. KT

    Wow. Real Hip-hop…

    … where have you been?

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  20. kelly

    its about time some speaks out… RAP is back with meaning and Lupe is leading the way

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  21. Leaveit2me

    Many blacks endured the humiliating process listening to Black rappers use the N-word. Now run and tell that.

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  22. Peaches

    HAHA He clowning Nicki and 2Chainz. He even showed the green wig (Beez in the Trap.) 30-year old Nicki acting and dressing like a little girl just to get their mommie’s money. Stupid people call that being smart. Smart people, Lupe, calls it manipulation and terribly irresponsible.

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  23. Middlefinger

    Too real, not for the shallow minded at alll!!

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  24. TBH

    Wow at him dissing Trina. Her lines were

    “You want a bad bitch? Trina’s the baddest. And I’m thick and fine from the cornbread and the cabbage a savage.”

    He said “….I’m a bad bitch far from average. And other words like cabbage and savage.”

    Smh. But I like the idea behind it.

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  25. Tbozfan10

    Everybody watch the movie “Bamboozled” by Spike Lee. This certainly seems influenced by it.

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  26. j to The B down to the Dear Sorreey

    Nice

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  27. TheDreamer

    Love the concept and message. A lot of rappers need to sit down and watch this video.

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  28. K.Dot-Cole.World

    This track is a lyrical masterpiece….. If you black and male u shld take a lesson 4rm “Bitch bad” coz dat can change the direction the youth lifestyle is takin!

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  29. matteo

    he looks like Dj Quik lol.

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  30. Truth

    Whoever is a fan of Nicki Minaj, Plies, 2 Chainz need to watch the video. This video shows everything thats wrong with Hip Hop today. Misleading people. This is hands down the best video of 2012 so far the messages in this video are just astounding. Not for the narrow minded at all.

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @Truth, So what about fans of lil kim, DMX and hardcore rap of the 90′s that was just as, if not more harsh and disrespectful then rap of today…..This image portrayed in rap is a lot older then the artist you named above…..Hip hop has needed a wake up call for damn near two decades now!!

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    Peaches Reply:

    @DenimJunkieKidd, Yeah, but Kim and DMX didn’t promote their music towards kids. They didn’t run around on colorful skateboards, pink tuts, large suckas, and dollhouse clothing. Kim and DMX concert didn’t consist of 6-114 year olds.

    That’s the real point of him showing children playing in front of Nicki while she strips and poke out her booty.

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    rup Reply:

    @Peaches,

    Nicki Minaj doesn’t promote her music towards kids. Her music happens to be appreciated by younger people. It has been addressed before.

    The directional difference is different.

    It’s unreasonable to assume that adults are not allowed to wear colour, or that any adults that wear colour are “promoting their music towards kids.”

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    RDK Reply:

    @Truth,and that is coming from you a kim fan you are one f-cking bias b-tch f-ck you you,er comment is f-cking void.

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  31. Will

    Im glad Rap-up hasnt posted anything new for a while let this video stay at the top of the page it deserves it. Lupe Fiasco is a Genius and this just goes to show you what Hip hop has become. Lupe is really trying to show that the Media and people behind these labels are making money off releasing nonsense and misleading young girls and boys into thinking that being a bad bitch, being a thug is the way of life.

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  32. tony

    Anyone who suggests lupe was previously a part of the negative needs to have their facts checked (including wack ass DJ envy). Lupe made “harder” records before he got put on but no one has heard those songs. Since lupe got put on in 05 and released his debut album he has been preaching a positive message.I listened to every album (even lasers) and in no way does he ever glorify women let alone call one a bitch

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  33. mikkey

    i actually love the video, fit perfect with the song, the visuals even broke down the lyrics, all he said is very true. but i still like artist like jay-z , kanye, drake, nicki minaj(sometimes), the old lil wayne, etc., but at the same time lupe still the truth, he’s kinda like a younger Nas in a way.

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @mikkey, No he is almost comparable Tupac and half of Nas
    Tupac was trying to bring the same type of message to the world with his track
    ” Wonder Why They Call You Bitch ”
    But because everybody was jumping to conclusion they didn’t see what Tupac was but rather where he came from and how he was disrecpectful towards authority
    *Excuse my spellin’

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  34. Peaches

    If Nicki Minaj is the true lyricist she claims to be, let’s see her come back on Lupe.

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @Peaches, Nicki doesn’t have the lyrical to even comeback at nobody let alone Lupe

    I see no disrespect her !! Can you please tell me why must she get mad ???

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    WTRW? Reply:

    @Peaches, She could but she wont, she has no reason to diss him, he’s stirring conversation. From my understanding Nicki is the little girl…

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  35. SandraDee

    The Barbz are pretty quiet now. If Lupe was a female rapper than they would be going off about how Nicki is tearing up the game regardless of her content and how she disguises herself as an adult child to make $$ from all audiences. Lupe is smart enough to see it as greed, the ultimate sell out.

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  36. Shalanna

    Alot of people cannot handle the truth .This video is the truth whether you like the song or not .Little girls know Nicki Minaj Lyrics.Girls call their friends “Bit&%es”Its FACTS .Whether Lupe said it or not its the TRUTH.

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  37. FyahFyah

    Great Video , Great message, Respect Lupe: Bitch bad, Woman God (but) a Lady is better

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  38. DC

    U notice the people getting offended are the people who either refer to themselves as “bad bitch” or calling other people “bad bitch”. Lupe is just bringing awareness to what’s going on. Our generation is settling for alot of foolish stuff being played on the radio and being spun on 106&Park. And we wonder why we cant find decent young men and women to be with because they are misguided by the mainstream hip hop being exposed. It’s actually been going on for a LONG TIME in hip hop. But Im glad somebody is bringing awareness to it.

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  39. DC

    LADIES take a second and think about it. How would you REALLY feel if your HUSBAND referred to you as his BITCH to strangers instead of his wife? FELLAS take a second and think about it do you REALLY truly want a BITCH as a WIFE or do you want a LADY?

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  40. Ale

    See, these are the things most rappers dont talk about it. We need more of this! I applaud you Lupe!

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  41. LevelNexter

    Beautiful Art.

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  42. Phoenix Wright

    LOVE IT

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  43. jms

    This is why I buy and support Lupe!! Raw Truth!!

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  44. hannibal

    This is a kind of song hiphop needs and its right

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  45. mythoughts

    I actually do like this. But in my opinion, women referring to themselves and each other as bitches is no different from us blacks referring to ourselves and each other as niggas. I also feel like artists should be able to fully express themselves bearing no limits. They make music for the appropriate audiences. How about we make a song called “Parents Bad” to aim at all the parents who allow their children to listen to the socially explicit music. I mean, that was the start and foundation of this song/video, right?

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    the_diligent_thought Reply:

    @mythoughts,the foundation of this song is not parents allowing their children to listen to explicit music,
    plus today’s generation can’t be limited off such things…most of them don’t listen with their parent’s permission or knowledge and there’s nothin the parents can do. today’s generation goes after such things and their mind gets polluted and they grow up make up an evil generation. Only people like lupe can save them…or at least some of ‘em….

    excuse my language.. =D

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    mythoughts Reply:

    @the_diligent_thought, I understand what your saying. But that’s just like saying “my son saw a porno even though I didn’t give him permission”. It’s not the porn stars fault that the child got a hold of that video.

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    justsaying Reply:

    @mythoughts, I agree. The blame is not limited to the artist, but then when songs like birthday sex or starships are played on the radio, the blame is easily split. A young family member said she heard and liked starships by nicki and looked up the video which is mostly the equivalent of porn. Should parents also include the radio and music videos as porn?

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  46. Outspoken

    What’s so funny is Nicki has been in 3 of the latest videos released dressed just as stripper in this video lmao. #deadon

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  47. Dre

    I overstand you Lupe, TEACH !

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  48. rin

    are nicki minaj stans that DUMB! first and foremost this song/video had nothing to do with her… but if the shoe fits i guess you all can wear it.. Second this type of track is what we call conscious rap in the hip hop culture. ALot of you all need to get a clue….. smdh Bigs up to Lupe for this song and video AWARNESS!

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    mythoughts Reply:

    @rin, Barely a damn comment is in defense of Nicki Minaj. You’re pressed and just wanted to bring her name up. #StopIt5

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  49. /jb

    great video /usage / reference to black face.

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  50. Pure

    Good food 4 thought.

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  51. Mama He da love of my Sound(there's no damager in my eyes)

    The Music Video is The Truth and Amazing Beat

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  52. RoyalTprod

    Really gud video i thnk i is great cuz it goes perfectly with the song…lupes doinghis tang man

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  53. hood

    looks like he talking bout nicki and plies.sad thing is artist like him preach self improvement but he probably call his girl a bitch every day

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  54. Peaches

    Why are the Barbs tryna deny that the Pink Hair represents Nicki. Usually, they’re the first to say the Pink Hair is a part of Nicki’s brand. Trust me. Lupe is talking about how Nicki flaunts of terrible lyrics in front of Sophia/Grace (little children.)

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  55. sammy

    Lupe better win a grammys and awards this is REAL HIP-HOP I have learnt something because of lupe I was A lil wayne fan i am ashamed it much worse when girls listen to young money

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  56. Nicole

    This is a great song, with a great message. Lupe’s a genius . After watching the video a few times i completely understand the concept. Putting on “Black Face” used to be a way for white people to humiliate Blacks . But now Blacks are in a way applying “Black Face” to themselves, by humiliating eachother through music, and becoming the stereotypes that others are setting for us. As a black teen living on the dangerous southside of Chicago, i see young black men and women falling into the stereotypes everyday. Constant violence, gangs, and innocent people being killed. It has stop, we have to help eachother and show that the rappers always talking about violenece, and degrading women aren’t the ones to look up too. WAKE UP!

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  57. Red

    This song made me cry… It’s absolutely true and I think about my little sister growing up in these times and it’s extremely disturbing when music is usually a child’s perception to the outside world

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  58. quiet storm

    Tell’em Lupe…. lol…. I love this song & video ! ! There will always be critics in this world…. can’t always please everyone….. I’m a bi-racial woman who enjoys all types of music from the old school to the new from all categories…. I just love it especially if the song has a hot beat to it & dope lyrics which this song has both…. Lupe, just be yourself & let the haters do what they do best hate….lol…. I love any artist who stands out from the rest & you do a good job doing just that standing out….. I have a son who is in the music game & honestly the boy is bad (meaning good) :-P makes his own beats & all & been doing it since he was about 12. He just recently entered a contest & changed up his style for the site he was on fire but I was really disappointed in the fact that he strayed from his true self because he felt like he had to to win the contest & actually the boy was the best up there but got some replies referencing him to check out other under ground artist cbecause his lyrics weren’t like those clowns….. REALLY? ? ? When does being different, not using profanity & just having fun making good music make you a wack artist? ? ? What has this world & industry came to… smh where is all the good music because I’m sure as hell tired of hearing the same shit all day on the radio Damn near every station…. bitch this bitch that nigga this nigga that mthrfckr this mthrfckn that I got this amount of money & that new car I just copped & so on just like all the drug use being glorified in these friggin songs…please give me a break ! ! ! Grow up people ! ! ! Keep up the good work Lupe ;-)

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  59. Shanice

    Speechless…This video and song is absolutely phenomenal. We need powerful music…Amazing job Lupe

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  60. ajb

    far and away the best at rapping with a message. one of two rappers i will listen to the other being the extremely underrated B.o.B

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  61. SteveNY

    A powerful message, wrapped in truth, rapped in art, delivered for effect. I can’t understand why the larger community, with the Hip Hop community cannot sustain support for these messages. I certainly cannot fathom hostility toward these messengers in defense of “bitches” and “Hoes”. I will admit being entertained thoroughly by both. Al Jolson, I’m sure, had his fans amongst the ridiculed. However, this is not about simple choices. Answers to questions of cultural significance are being sought in this video and song; a call for a moment of evolutionary thinking. Who perpetuates the images cloaked in gangsta- pimp-silk, “Us or “They”? Why do “Bitches” and “Hoes” dominate in all measures; revenue, popularity, power…etc. And Why would the Hip Hop community tolerate (and /or support) hostility toward the message in “Bitch Bad”?

    With Lupe thinking retirement in the wake of a mindless threat, another reality continues to be sustained. From “Arrested Development” to “Common” to Lupe Fiasco (many others), these voices seem to quickly fade beneath mountains covered in base stereotypes calling generations into the tragic shadows of the valley. Remember, “They” take great pleasure in this cycle and increased enjoyment in the fact that now the shepherds are from the same valley.

    To such a wise man, I can offer little wisdom, but hope and understanding. It leads me to ponder one more poignant question though; How will the Hip Hop community respond?

    If Lupe Fiasco takes a bow, we lose a vigorous and poetic intellect that gives voice to the tough realities and hope to what is achievable.

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  62. Juan

    This song/video inspires, the youth these days is out of control and no one is listening. Lupe you did it my boy, you stood up for what others would call nothing wrong. I love ladies, not bitches.

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  63. adam

    i just want to know the humiliation process of the blackface history can someone get me some information please

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  64. Jea

    This song is perfect. Lupe is standing for what he believes in and it’s something if substance which is getting more and more rare in the hip hop community. I have 2 daughters and my husband and I are always talking about the music these days and all the explicitly sexual lyrics and its scary to think about the influence that it will have if it infiltrates their young minds. and just like what Lupe is saying the young men and women interpret it differently….. Our generation needs to take respinsibility and protect our children!!! Pay attention! You only get one shot at raising your children…. THANK YOU LUPE!

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  65. Shi luv

    This song is doing EXACTLY what Lupe wanted….get people to discuss it….everyone on here has an opinion about it food or bad so he has accomplished what he wanted….regardless this song is great….it’s him trying to get you to really think….anyone fool can come out with a song sayin they love strippers or they want a big booty girl for their birthday….only a true artist can diagnose the long term affects of being exposed to the word bitch…Lupe is a great artist….

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  66. ralph

    Lupe is totally awesome

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