News: Nas Makes You Look Twice After Suspect Remarks: "Feminism - The Woman's Mafia"

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 10:11AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul Nas is known for stirring up debates with album titles like Hip Hop Is Dead and Untitled, but he may have crossed new boundaries with a feminism-related comment this week.

Nasty Nas made some stern comments in relation to feminism earlier in the week.

"The more expensive the wine don't always mean it's better.," Nas tweeted March 13.
"Feminism - The Woman's Mafia."
"I don't have to agree with you to respect you." (Nas' Twitter)

Since his comments, speculation on whether it was intended for good or bad has intensified.

Like some Twitter users pointed out, Nas appeared in a photo this week with Angela Davis, a woman he referred to as his idol and a hero of feminists worldwide. Also as some suggested, it's possible Nas meant the statement as a ill-advised compliment but without a follow up it looks rather suspect. (HHW)

Nas was spotted last weekend at a South by Southwest panel discussion.

The unlikely duo of Nas and Ben Horowitz served as a reminder on stage Sunday at SXSW that successful people flourish in part thanks to their ability to connect and learn from those they might appear to have little in common with. "Thank you both as a listener and a writer for your honesty. It's completely changed my life," Horowtiz said to Nas. "You changed my life too, man," Nas said. (The Washington Post)

Recently, Nas talked about why he ventured into a sneaker venture instead of more popular trends like electronics and beverages.

"Everybody was already doing all those other things and those things have those guys' signatures on them. We can all open sneaker stores, but who is going to care enough to do it? Everybody in the country, outside the country, loves sneakers. For me, it was something I wanted to do a long time ago; even before I met Nick. Nick was already doing his thing in the business, so the timing was just perfect." (Complex)

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