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Monday, September 25, 2006

Re: Bad Buju

Posted by on September 25 at 14:30 PM

Here’s the offending song and lyrics written by the gay-hating dancehall star who Neumo’s is bringing to Seattle on Wednesday. What is Neumo’s thinking? We’re in the process of finding out.


World is in trouble / Anytime Buju Banton come / Batty bwoy get up an run / At gunshot me head back / Hear I tell him now crew

(Its like) Boom bye bye / Inna batty bwoy head / Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man / Dem haffi dead / Boom bye bye / Inna batty bwoy head / Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man / Dem haffi dead

And here’s the Associated Press on the cancelling of a Buju Banton concert in LA a few days ago due to his homophobic lyrics.

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Many Hip Hop performers are accused of Homophobia by racist gay males.

Check out this "list" of supposedly homophobic lyrics and you'll see how phony
these claims of homophobia are.

This is a joke right? Those lyrics don't actually make sense in the slightest, never mind homophobic undertones. How can there be undertones of any sort?

Or am I so ancient that I no longer understand the lingo?

Wasn't that performer slated to perform at an AIDS awareness event? I can't remember what happened with that.

You have to take note that Buju Banton is Jamaican, so, of course, only his fans can understand what the fuck he's saying.

I plan on writing my congressperson to urge him to support legislation that would forbid scientists from combining bat and human DNA. That shit ain't right by Jesus.

just because you don't understand the lingo doesn't mean it's not homophobic. Read the lyrics a bit and you can see the gay bashing. Although in the pic after the linky it looks like the singer is about to give a lesson on blowjobs.

From Wikipedia: "he refused to apologize, citing his Rastafarian religion, citing the Bible (Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13) as the basis for his beliefs".

We know what Leviticus is all about. How many of you know what Rastafarianism is all about? It's not a happy hippy peace'n'love religion; it's hard core, and anti-woman, anti-gay to the extreme. I'm sure Banton would be appalled if homosexuals or menstruating women appeared at his concert, since he shuns both.

But then, right-wing religious kookery is only offensive when it's ridiculous southern white guys like Jerry Falwell; when it's counter-cultural Third World idols of color like Banton, all is excused.

Ummm, sounds like most of these people aren't excusing him, fnarf.

Yes, Anne, you're right. I'm guilty of doing what I accuse others of doing -- extrapolating too readily from one view to "you people". I shouldn't do that. I appreciate being called on it, too. Sorry!

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