On Asher Roth & Nappy Headed Hoes

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009


(Please see the update below)

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the other day on Twitter white rapper Asher Roth made a “nappy headed hoes” comment/joke while at Rutgers University for a performance. The shit quickly hit the fan, and the tweet and a subsequent apology tweet were promptly deleted.

Now there’s all this back and forth bullshit about whether or not the kid is racist and should be lynched¬† for a tasteless joke. I think any rational person would conclude that the kid isn’t a racist, and anybody who labels his comments as ‘racist’ is either a moron, or is looking for a reason to start controversy.

It seems pretty obvious to me that the comment was meant to be a funny reference to the fact that dude was at Rutgers, the epicenter of the 2007 Don Imus controversy. So then the question becomes, what was the nature of the joke? Was Asher jokingly implying that he was going to Rutgers to hang out with the predominantly African-American women’s basketball team, or was he taking a swipe at Imus and his comments?

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