News: Talib Kweli Defends Slim Thug's Interracial Dating Blog, "The Things He Said Are Real Problems In Our Community"
Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 6:00PM
New York rapper Talib Kweli has come to the defense of Slim Thug after the Houston emcee penned a controversial blog this week speaking on the differences between black and white women.
Talib said he could understand why readers were taking offense to Slim Thug's blog.
"I think the people that are really angry are people who are taking the comments out of context and they're not really reading the whole blog. And when the commenters are reading it, they're really looking to see what's wrong with it anyway. Somebody hit me online and said what they got from it is he hates them and I didn't get that. What I got from the blog is here's a man who's confused about relationships and that wants to support the black family and that wants to see black relationships doing good. And at the end of the day when you take out all the generalizations, he's really saying that black men and black women have to have better communication and respect each other more. He's calling everyone to task." (VIBE)
Slim Thugga revealed his perception of women and their relationships with men in his blog post.
"My girl is Black and White. I guess the half White in her is where she still cooks and do all the sh*t that I say, so we make it. She just takes care of me and I like that. She don't be begging and I don't gotta buy her all this crazy a** sh*t...White women treat they man like a king and Black women feel like they ain't gotta do that sh*t. Black women need to stand by their man more. Don't always put the pressure of if I'm f*cking with you, you gotta buy me this and that. Black men are the ones that motherf*ckers need [but] I think a lot of them need to step it up too. A Black man who gets a little bread will go make it rain in the club and be broke the next day or instead of him going to invest in a business he gonna go buy new jewelry or a new car and still live in the hood. Black peoples' mentality is real f*cked up in general [and] it's affecting everything...Black women need to be more genuine and be more 50/50 [but] It should be a fair exchange in a relationship period or eventually somebody is gonna feel like they're getting f*cked over whether it's the woman or the man. I think that will help Black relationships out a lot." (VIBE)
In the past, Slim made headlines for dating R&B singer Letoya Luckett.
"I love it," Slim Thug told AllHipHop.com in 2006. "You know I was with her the whole time she was making the album [ Letoya ], so I'm happy to see that what we were doing came out good. We used to be together, she was my girlfriend - so I wish her all of the success...She's been working hard. She's on tour right now with Mary J. Blige. She's Houston too, we all gotta represent right." (Juicy News)
Earlier this year, Slim wrote via Twitter and explained why they broke up.
There's a Twitter companion called Formspring that allows users, both celebrity and non-, to send and receive anonymous questions. Yesterday, somebody asked Slim Thug why he and former girlfriend LeToya Luckett broke-up. Answer: I cheated and had a baby with another chick it..." (Hello Beautiful)
Check out some recent footage of Slim Thug below: