Jay -Z and Beyonce are one of the greatest power couples of our time. Their support and love for each other is transparent -- and frankly it makes us jealous. But wait, didn't the rapper once croon about how a “bitch” ain’t one of his problems? And, who could forget that 90s love song, "Money, Cash, Hoes." Not exactly something he’d serenade Queen Bey with, methinks.
Rap is a genre filled with the type of lyrics that could make a grown man blush. But big booties, baby mamas and the strippers aside, these rappers often leave with some pretty heartfelt quotes on love and relationship.
That’s right, the same guys who are telling you women are [insert derogatory term from a lyric here] one minute sit down with Rolling Stone to share thoughts on feminism and much they love their wives the next. So what's the deal? Which is the real Akon? Rappers, you confuse us. We'll let you be the judge as we compare rappers’ lyrics to their quotes, yo.
Lyric: Women they’re good for nothing no maybe one thing/to serve needs to my ding-a-ling – It’s a Man’s World
Lyric: Can you control your hoe?/(You got a bitch that won’t do what you say)/You can’t control your hoe?/(She hardheaded, she just won’t obey)/Can you control your hoe? (You’ve got to know what to do, and what to say) – Can You Control Yo Hoe
Quote: Women are in a position now to voice their opinion...women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand. – BrainyQuote.com
Lyric: Yeah, beat that pussy up like Emmett Till – Karate Chop
Quote: I don't know what anyone else believes, but I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times no matter, when or where or how. I feel like a woman’s supposed to be respected at all times.” – Essence Magazine
Lyric: To all my second string bitches, trying to get a baby/Trying to get a baby, now you talkin’ crazy – Blood on the Leaves
Quote: Oh, that’s just all for love. It’s simply that. At a certain point, or always, love is more important than any branding, or any set of cool people, or attempting to impress anyone. Because true love is just the way you feel. – W Magazine
Lyric: Shorty was da bomb brown skin honey with the dough/found out she was a lil’ ho but still yo – Shorty Was Da Bomb
Quote: The day I will never forget is the day I married my wife, Tashera. Tashera is so special to my boys and me. Her energy is enough to put anyone on a cloud. Her dedication and care gives me comfort and ease. – BrainyQuote.com
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