Bring On The ‘Bitches’!!!

Expect to get your bitch on this Sunday night when you’re watching the Oscars. The Academy, in preparation for Three 6 Mafia’s performance of their (I still can’t say this shit without laughing) OSCAR-NOMINATED song, “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp“…

…has given the rap trio permission to get bitchtastic when the song is vocally presented on the big gilded night.

Per AOL News:

There will be no F-word or N-word, but the word “bitches” will be heard by television viewers during the first-ever rap performance at the Academy Awards Sunday.

At the request of the Academy and ABC, which is broadcasting the Oscars show, the composers of best-song nominee “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the film “Hustle & Flow” have substituted less offensive words for the song’s profanity-laced lyrics.

“As long as the Academy approves it, it’s cool,” said rapper Jordan “Juicy J” Houston, a member of Three 6 Mafia, which wrote the song for the film and will be performing it.

But he said he was told by actress Taraji P. Henson, who performed the song in the film, and will sing onstage with Three 6 Mafia, that the show’s producers were letting her keep the word “bitches”, in the chorus. “Taraji said the Academy told her she can say ‘bitches,”‘ said Houston.

Hotdamn, y’all, I’m loving this!!! The Oscars is about to get cruuuuunk!!!

This is either The American Dream or The American Nightmare. There is no middle ground here. I’m just happy it’s happening in my lifetime. I love myself some good tv.

I truly hope Three 6 Mafia wins. I can’t wait to see what these brothers look like with itty bitty Oscar icons in their gilded grillz.

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35 thoughts on “Bring On The ‘Bitches’!!!

  1. >this ain't april first, is it? are you serious?…i'm LMAO right now…hell naw, i don't believe it!!!!three-6-mafia? makers of "hit a muthafucka" and "neighborhood hoe"?oh shit, betta call SWAT now!

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  2. >Lance, this is so real it's unreal. I cannot WAIT to see it!!! This makes up for so many things at once, it's too much for me to tick off. I somehow, though, have the sneaking feeling like this might be a first/last, if you know what I'm saying. Grand opening, grand closing. Three 6 will perform, to the horror of the stiff Hollywood crowd (and the delight of their all-things-urban jocking offspring, as well as folks like myself who are all for seeing diversity at these types of events). Still, the powers-that-be will get their panties in an uber-bunch, and, like David Letterman, it'll be the last time we'll see the likes of this at the Big O again. (But ooh-wee, it's gonna be so much fun to watch the camera pan the audience as they gleefully chant, "Whoop that trick!!! Whoop that trick!!!")

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  3. >Go Juan!! I'm right behind you!! If only we'd known about this two days sooner, we could've gotten that $100 off special Custom Tooth Grillz had running through Feb 28th!!!

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  4. >Do you mean the NAACP that gives lifetime achievement awards to R. Kelly???? Is that the NAACP you're talking about? The National Association for the Advancement of Colored Pedophiles? Is that who you mean? (Guess that just ensured I'll never be nominated for anything, huh? Oh well…)

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  5. >was that before or after the video? damn, if it's after the video, hell, the NAACP will have a front row seat at the oscars.the academy gotta have someone to blame when the "dick-holding-on-stage starts"…. (;-0 hahahaha!!!hey juan. go on' head and get yo' grill, dawg. you gon' be down-n-durty, krunk, like muh-fuck main. i'cuh see you nah, wid juan blingin' in yo gold grill teefths. smile fo' duh camera, main…"click"

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  6. >was that before or after the video? damn, if it's after the video, hell, the NAACP will have a front row seat at the oscars.the academy gotta have someone to blame when the "dick-holding-on-stage starts"…. (;-0 hahahaha!!!hey juan. go on' head and get yo' grill, dawg. you gon' be down-n-durty, krunk, like muh-fuck main. i'cuh see you nah, wid juan blingin' in yo gold grill teefths. smile fo' duh camera, main…"click"

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  7. >Taraji P. Henson will be performing with them singing the hook "Ya no its harrrd out here for a pimppppp" (see below)One Singular SensationTaraji P. Henson will make a historical debut at the 78th Annual Academy Awards on March 5. The “Best Song” nominated track ‘It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp’ –from 'Hustle & Flow' —holds the distinction of being the first rap song featured on the awards show. As pregnant prostitute Shug in the John Singleton -produced film, the Washington, DC born single mother left an indelible impression on theatergoers and critics alike, and has become a darling of Black Hollywood. Henson was named Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Feature Film at the inaugural Black Movie Awards.What do you have in store for the big night?“I’m just going to be me and let my soul speak like I do in all of my characters.”

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  8. >I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying as I type this. I step away from the computer for a few hours, and it's mayhem up in here…MAIN!!! ROFL!!! And yes, Vickie, Lance is right…we're already America's Nightmare. May as well see it through to its logical conclusion. (Whatup, Ettevy!!)

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  9. >Lance, I'm not saying that we're America's nightmare. This is actually our nightmare. (It will be America's joke) The images of us are so few…and on the heels of Madear and Big Momma, I hate that this is the next portrayal of our men. I'm sure there was not one African American involved in the decision to have Three-6-mafia perform at the Oscars. This is a decision made by the powers-that-be who know exactly what they're doing.

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  10. >I agree with Victoria. We are not America's nightmare. (It's been a long time since any of them have been afraid of us!) America sees us as a joke at best (look at the movies financed) and invisible at worst(I know you're tired of hearing this, but Katrina proved that.) I'm sorry, this is supposed to be a fun filled site, but this makes me sad. Very sad.

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  11. >mmm, it's getting hot in here.Vickie, my dear. The "powers" and for the sake of keeping it basic I will say "the folk" who are responsible for nominating and voting (I think I am right here) are the members of the academy. While there are a significant number of "non-folk" who are members, the folk are in majority. That said, the folk have an easier time embracing a pimp, a hooker, a ho, a crack head, et al because that is what they perceive and "know" the non-folk to be. They are comfortable seeing us in that light and will lift it up and honor it and scratch their blonde heads when we protest because they just don't get it. They don't get us and I am certain they never will.So, until we control the purse strings we can make changes in subtle ways. While I want to see my people working, if there is a film, show, or music that you find offensive then don't support it. When I was a kid there was a play called "A Day of Rest". The theater company was DC Black Repertory Company, founded by Robert Hooks. The premise of the play was that all Blacks stayed home from their jobs. I think the era was the 40s and it was set in the deep South. By the third day "the folk" were leaving notes on brooms saying, "I miss you" and crazy shit like that. This one woman didn't know how to change her baby's diaper. The play was hilarious to me then but I never forgot the lesson that if we collectively withhold our contribution (whether it is time, talent, or money) then we will be heard. Now, I saw this play over 30 years ago but I remember it as if it were yesterday.So, if we, as a people collectively withheld our buying power for even a week, we will be heard.Yes, it's hard out here for a pimp, but it is equally hard out here for a people trying to press on and up.Sorry for the rant, but every now and again, we got to be still and think.Loving this exchange though.JuanP.S. Should I get diamonds in my Grillz 🙂

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  12. >Juan – I saw a similiar play in New York called, A Day of Absence. It was this play that sparked a small movement. When I was growing up in New York on the Monday before Election Day each year, "we" stayed home from school and work. I remember one year wanting to go bowling – after all, I had a day off from school. But my parents explained the purpose of the day – to withhold our contributions in all forms for this one day. My parents, sisters and I wouldn't even leave our house. I can't remember how many years we did this, but obviously, it didn't catch on nor last. But it is with that kind of heart that I look at all of these situations. I agree, if there is something that offends, I will not support it. I was just responding to these posts, giving the other side; the side that's not so funny. (BTW, does anyone else find it interesting that "bitches" is the word that passed THEIR test?)

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  13. >great post lo, 'cause i wouldn't have picked this up anywhere else.wow…..ain't this a record for comments now? juan and victoria make excellent points and led me to conclude something that's been on my mind for some time now. when the state of south carolina was going thru it's rebel flag debacle, why didn't the black folk of the state just refused to pay state taxes til that flag came down? i keep thinking of the boston tea party, when the call of the revolt was "no taxation without representation". i'm sure as hell, that flag ain't representin' us, but a few crackers hanging on to the old south mentality of keep us down. the flag eventually came down in 2000 via a boycott, but why did it take so long for anyone to do that?are you listening mississippi?now that we have chaos from the katrina catastrophe, should we begin to boycott the gov't by not paying federal taxes til they start fixing the mess and quit bullshitting. we have the congressional black caucus, doing the best they can, but are they going to chance their political careers in a filibuster on such a revolutionary stance? think of the power of eight working million (est) black people (maybe more) taking a financial stand of this government's abuse and neglect on this tragedy. keep your money, don't pay taxes, see what happens.

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  14. >lance,I agree in theory with the don't pay your taxes movement, but in our great Country you really don't have a choice. What comes out of your check bi-weekly or however you are paid you can control the amount to an extent but when it is time to settle up (April 15) is when you run into trouble. If you file taxes (not filing presents another problem) then the amount you owe is then determined and if you don't pay it eventually they will start attaching (garnishing) your shit and that ain't pretty. Vickie, I love the Day of Absence idea. There are so many other opportunities that we can make our voices heard. I have taught my kids to always do something constructive on the King Holiday because I am sure it wasn't Martin's dream for them to be in the mall with white kids spending my hard earned money (which I reluctantly pay taxes on because I don't want the gubment taking my shit).I typically don't watch the Oscars and I think I won't break with tradition this year, but I am sure I can count on you guys giving me a full report.Peace,

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  15. >good point juan, but you know, i was wondering can an individual opt out of paying taxes, via some paperwork the gov't has? i'm thinking of self-contracting or something similar. just have to do my research on that.but yeah, victoria has a good point. how about june 19th as that day. JUNETEENTH, OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY. considering the lies and promises of hope after slavery (40 acres and a mule)inequality across the board in housing, employment, medical services, reparations, etc.we'll start if off by doing it something simple. like not buying ONE item for ONE day….then as time past (3 years) and SHOW people with RESULTS, the power of empowerment, we'll jump to TWO ITEMS for ONE DAY. like the old adage goes, "the proof is always in the pudding"some won't do it. mostly, individuals who are insecure in their own environment as they know the government is their "big daddy". but, as our voices become stronger, not exactly louder, i think AMERICA will begin to learn not to underestimate us.

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  16. >lance, I am far from a tax advisor but an individual can sign a W-4 indicating they are exempt from taxes. In this case social security taxes would be taken out but no federal taxes, HOWEVER, their income would still be reported to the IRS by way of the W-2 at year end.An independent contractor can float below the radar as long as no one who pays them issues them a 1099 which they (the payer) file with the IRS. I know of instances where people pretty much have "cash" businesses and pay hardly any taxes at all. In a law-abidding society, independent contractors pay estimated taxes quarterly.This reminds me, I have to do my taxes :-)But for the more important matter, maybe we can convince someone like Tom Joyner or Tavis Smiley to adopt the Juneteenth "withholding" agenda. I am a big fan of either of them but they both have a platform to reach many. We should give this some more thought.

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  17. >yo vick…it just hit me, but you brought it up first. BITCHES! now days with rap videos, young black women equates to hoes & bitches.they won't call an older black woman a bitch or hoe, reminds them too much of "mama". think about it.whoa!now, where is OPRAH at now? she's a member of the academy, so did she vote or thought it was "cool" to have "us" pimpin' and hoein' dem bitches in a rap song?hmmm…maybe she was busy figgin' out how to profit on that BARPRAH doll.go figure.

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  18. >no doubt juan, let's keep formulating some ideas. i'll do some computer work on tom and tavis and see what happens.this ain't just about juan and lance. y'all pitch in too!

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  19. >I love the idea of "A Day of Absence." Almost every black family in my neighborhood participated. There weren't a lot of us, but the point was made, especially in the schools. As far as Oprah's outcry…I don't have a problem with the song being nominated, I have a problem with the song being performed. (Lo, is that one in the same? I don't know. I seem to remember a song from 8-Mile being nominated, but not performed, but I could have totally made that up in my mind!) ANYWAY, my problem is with the performance, with being represented in front of America this way and accepting the fact that we have no problem with our women (because as Lance pointed out the word refers to us) being called Bitches. I GOT A PROBLEM WIT DAT! But you know what? I'll still be watching. It's like a train wreck and I have to have something to talk about on Monday.

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  20. >how about the day AFTER june 19th, to celebrate the day of absence. while you're online, check out juneteeth.com looks like every state has some sort of celebration on that day. soooooo, since we would have everyone attention at that time, june 20th could easily be pushed to fulfill the need for empowerment.

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  21. >This train is gaining steam.I think June 20 is an appropriate date. But let me throw out another idea I was batting around last year. I think we need to encourage family dinners. I remember when I was a kid that was where we found out what was going on with each other.My original thought was to have Tom Joyner launch it on his cruise or it could also be down through the Black Family Reunions that Dorothy Height hosts but I think we need to get in touch with each other again. I think the one thing I liked so much about the movie Soul Food was the Sunday family dinners.So, that's my agenda. A day of absence and a day of coming together.Let me know your thoughts.

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  22. >as i was at work last night, sippin' on a pepsi, natch! it just dawned on me…WE, BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE HOES AND BEING PIMP'D BY THE ACADEMY!!!!!think about it…THE RATINGS.'member last year it was about CHRIS ROCK hosting the oscars. why? to boost the RATINGS. they know they could use a little boost in the ratings, other than seeing JAMIE FOXX win for RAY. WE care a helluva lot more about chris & jamie and also, the surprise win of MORGAN FREEMAN. they KNEW chris would attract, especially US. now ONE YEAR LATER, here we go with THREE SIX MAFIA, performing a RAP song (a historic first!), FROM A controversal film that really, in a sense, denigrates THE BLACK COMMUNITY more so anywhere else. not gonna take away from the performances of TERRENCE HOWARD OR TARAJI P. HENSON, but in this film, other races, WHITE, HISPANIC/LATINO, ASIAN and others can't relate, just ONLY to us. until three-six-mafia, it was all about BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, now it's "WHAT IS THREE-SIX MAFIA GONNA DO?" will the oscars turn in a SOURCE awards fiasco? are they gonna be dressed in tux and gowns or look like they came outta the gutter? WHO is it go reflect on, US? so, as we all gather around the TV set to watch the oscars, hollywood has pimp'd us once again to help bring $$$$ for ratings and t.v. ads.

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  23. >I agree, Lance. The Academy knows this will bring that most desirable of demographics—the yung'uns—and if that means they gotta pull out the Three 6 to make that happen, so be it. Why else would they allow them to say 'bitches'? I'll betcha The Academy's only regret is that they couldn't figure out how to get Kanye in the mix in all this somehow, seeing as he's so red-hot these days.

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  24. >good point lo…i totally forgot about kanye. but did he have a song nominated for an academy award? that's the hook for three six, their song was nominated for an oscar.

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  25. >No, Lance, he didn't. That was actually my point. Because Kanye had no song in anything that was nominated (nor did he have a song nominated), they couldn't have him perform on the show, but that's probably the only reason they didn't go to him. I'll bet they would have if they could.Funny, my word verification for this post discussing Kanye is:egoabcgc

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  26. >Kanye couldn't be invited because he has adlready proved that he does not "play well with others." So, to invite him to do anything would be a complete slap in the face to "convention" and the academy ain't got balls that big. But not having a song isn't really an issue, remember Beyonce sang all of the nominated songs (was that last year) and she didn't have a song nominated.3-6 creates buzz. Buzz because they are a first and buzz cuzz you can't be sure what they may do and I don't think the delay is more than 10 or 20 seconds so something is bound to slip.(lwlzso)

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  27. >Wow, Juan, you're right…I forgot about Beyonce' performing all those songs last year, despite the fact that she had nothing to do with any of the the films or the songs that were nominated. What a coup that was her camp pulled off!!

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  28. >all's well, that ends well…..i hope.didn't make the jazz set last night, didn't feel like makin' that jaunt to the city, but i'm going to see DAVE CHAPPELLE TODAY, 'fore the oscars tonight!

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