snoop dogg does not regret his sexist lyrics
Though he did say he has learned to love women now.
We all know misogyny is rife in rap lyrics, with many artists unable to get through even one line of a track without shouting about bitches, whores, and the demeaning things they're going to do to them. Snoop Dogg is a serial offender; here's a line from Set It Off, from his 2000 album Tha Last Meal: "Shootin' the breeze, with a cute Vietnamese; or was she Lebanese? I think she Chinese; It really don't matter cause they all on they knees".
The Doggfather has cleaned up his act somewhat in recent years, telling Sky that, "I am more sensitive and more vulnerable writing-wise and accepting a woman for being a beautiful person, as opposed to me saying she is a bitch or a whore". He explains that, "As I grew I fell in love with my wife and started to love my mother, my grandmother and my daughter… I understood what a woman was and I started to write about and express that," concluding that, "Definitely, my attitude has changed towards women".
So does he regret his lyrics like "Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks" (on Dr Dre's Bitches Ain't Shit) or "Bitch, please! Now what you need to do is; Hem my coat, and roll me some dope" (Bitch Please)? Err, nope. Why not? "Because that was how I was trained when I first started, so I have no regrets." Which leads to the bemusing question: where exactly is this rap misogyny training camp? "I don't feel like you can be ashamed or mad about not knowing," he explains, adding, "If you don't know, you don't know." Well, at least now you know: women are human too. Now, how can we get this revelatory message out to all the other rappers?
Text Charlotte Gush
Still from Peaches and Cream