#MeToo Aiming to Say ‘Utoo’ to Hip-Hoppers
As it kills careers in the entertainment industry second only to the grim reaper, the
#metoo movement is expected to next set its sights on the target-rich music
industry, specifically rap and hip hop artists. That’s the conclusion of an
investigative report titled “Yeah, You’re Gonna Pay Now” in an upcoming edition of
‘Skeeter’, an urban oriented magazine.
According to a person familiar with the findings thousands of rappers large and
small, or even with just an Instragram account, are expected to be accused of sexual
assault or harassment in the coming months.
Not surprising, the anonymous source added, the report also asserts that defending
these artists could be the greatest growth industry to come along in a generation for
private investigators, divorce lawyers, civil litigators, blackmailers and jewelers.
Using empirical evidence, as well as eyewitness accounts, the report concluded that
for every one artist who has dropped a beat or a microphone there are about a
hundred and forty six women and/or men who may have cause to bring charges.
Says the source, “even marginally known players will find it necessary to appear in
court, social media or, as a last resort, on BET to deny or at least try to mitigate
sexual misconduct allegations brought against them.”
In an anonymous poll of rap artists, over 116% admitted to having believed that
when a woman said no, “it meant in just a minute”. The reason given for the
statistical anomaly is the willingness of many respondents to ‘vouch’ for deceased
musicians they knew.
“This brother was a dog,” said one of an artist who recently passed. “After a show
when we go out to eat or clubbing he’d bite the waitress like she was on the menu.
Those gold crowns ending up in his mouth didn’t get there just to make a fashion
statement, he had to fill in the gaps he got from a good right across his face.
Wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a copy of this dude’s dental records pretty much
everywhere we toured.”
Jamal Fellows, an attorney at the law offices of ‘Coldhard, Kash and Upfront’ says
that accusing someone and proving it are usually two different things. However, in
these cases “most of these guys incriminate themselves as soon as they release an
album or shoot a video. Whereas other genres, such as rock and country western,
have songs that may put the artist in a bad light, nothing quite says, ‘I’m guilty’ like