Thursday, October 18, 2007

Notes on the BET Hip Hop Awards and Shame on the Jena 6 (some of them)

Jesse, Al, come getcha boys!

Hopefully all of y'all caught the BET Hip Hop Awards last night. Trust, it was much better live than what it looked like on TV. Anyway, there were a few things that bothered me about the show, but none more than when Bryant Purvis and Carwin Jones took the stage to present the Video of the Year award. One of them said he wanted to "thank the fans" for their support of the "Jena 6." Umm...since when do these dudes have fans? They're wilin! I was first disturbed by Mr. Purvis when I saw him at the rally in Jena. He just looked too excited. He was walking around shaking hands, taking pictures and signing autographs. Where is the humility? The "Jena 6" situation is no laughing matter and what these young men did isn't something most people commend. I think most were protesting the continued injustice of black men in the judicial system. Someones mama needs to step in before theses dudes become regulars on Ocean Avenue and the Playboy Mansion. Sadness.

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