B*tch Bad…They Misunderstood.

Ashley Caprice

Often times, words that once seem offensive and oppressive are altered in meaning and used as a term of endearment. This is true for the word, Bitch. There has been so much controversy over the word, especially in the music industry. In 1994, Queen Latifah released the Grammy-Award winning single, “U.N.I.T.Y” in 1994 from her album, Black Reign. Her single spoke out against the disrespect of women in society, domestic violence and slurs against women in hip hop. In 1996, 2Pac’s All Eyez on Me album dropped, featuring the track, “Wonder Why They Call You” which is a response to C. Delores Tucker, a civil rights activist and politician who took a stance against rap music because of its misogynistic lyrics. During the same time, third wave feminism reclaimed the word bitch, making sure girls took the word and made it their own.

Since then, female rappers have released tracks such as  Trina’s 2000 single, “Da Baddest Bytch”; “Queen Bitch” by Lil’…

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