Brandy needs to collect her little brother, again. Ray J has decided to stretch his 15 minutes of fame by releasing a new single that bashes his ex and sextape partner Kim Kardashian. The song, titled “I Hit It First”, set the internet ablaze on Friday. I was on the bus when I found out about it and I’m sure the guffaw that came out of my mouth made the other bus riders think I was a wacko. While Kim Kardashian definitely has her faults, I don’t think I can twist my mouth up to say she deserved having an ex talk about her as if she was something to be owned or claimed. If you click over to Lame J’s Twitter page, his bio reads “I DONT HANG WITH STARS, I CREATE THEM!”
It’s obvious that he has a bone to pick with Miss Kardashian and although people generally consider Ray J to be wack for this stupid song, plenty of people don’t like Kim simply because of how she got famous: her sex tape. I’ve seen the same vitrol thrown at Amber Rose because she used to be a stripper and other famous women that became famous in similar manners. Rose and Kardashian both seem to have found happiness and it seems like a lot of people hate them for it. But, why?
The treatment these women receives remind me of the Scarlet Letter, the story of a single mother that is accused of being an adulteress and is forced to wear a big red A on her clothing to remind people of her supposed adulterous deed. Every time Kim Kardashian sneezes. people feel the need to remind her that she made a sex tape with Lame J. If Amber Rose posts one too many happy pictures on Instagram, people love to name drop Kanye for putting her on. I am not saying these women are infallible but this type of behavior reeks of virgin/whore dichotomy. People are under the impression that since Kim K and Amber Rose did not get rich the “right way” they need someone to bring them down a few notches. Amber Rose has even experienced physical harassment and attacks from Kanye fans.
“I have people throwing things at me in the street because they’re fans of Kanye,’ she said before getting upset. “I’m just crying because I don’t deserve to be bullied like that. I’m a nice girl, I don’t bother anybody. I keep my mouth shut because I don’t want any trouble. To be bullied through music and stuff like that, it’s not fair to me — I don’t deserve that, and I’m sick of being bullied.” (RapFix)
Now Kim has this monkey on her back in the form of Lame J’s latest single. It’s just sad. No one deserves this type of treatment. People are entitled to their opinions but they are not entitled to making someone else’s life miserable even if that someone is rich. They’re still human.
What do you think? Do women like Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose deserve to be attacked? Leave a comment!