West Coast rapper Game is letting a certain New Jersey town know he is not down with its anti-baggy pants law and said it places too much control on people’s freedom of expression.
Along with Game, rappers Mac Miller and Bizzy Bone have spoken out.
Now, several rappers are speaking out against the law — Game tells us, “N***** should sag down to their socks out there. They trying to get people to not sag, please. Can’t tell people how to wear their f***ing clothes. What time are we in? This ain’t the f***ing slave days. F*** that.” He adds, “I am with the sagging movement. First five people to get fines, I will pay their tickets … I will go there and sag cause I am a sagging Sagittarius.” Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony tells us, “Are they talking about black people? How can they do that? This is racist and ridiculous.” (TMZ)
According to reports, there are hefty fines and community service punishments on deck for offenders.
A new law banning saggy pants on the Jersey Shore has pissed off a bunch of famous rappers — including The Game, who tells TMZ, the anti-sag movement is racist … and tantamount to SLAVERY. In case you didn’t know, the city of Wildwood, NJ just passed a law that prohibits anyone on its boardwalk from wearing pants that sag 3 inches below the hips, exposing skin or underwear. First time offenders are subject to fines ranging from $25-$100 … and after that, the fines go up to $200. 40 hours of community service is also a possible punishment. The law’s scheduled to go into effect next month. You’re welcome, Larry Platt. (TMZ)
Back in 2011, New York rapper Saigon talked to SOHH about countries outside of the United States adapting to hip-hop culture’s trendy saggy pants.
“Come on, what are we doing with this sh*t? What are we doing as a people? What the f*ck are we doing? We got the most powerful weapon in the world. I been to Australia and there’s n*ggas with their hats turned back with baggy pants sagging trying to look like us. China. Everywhere I been in the world. This hip-hop sh*t is something that started with us so why are we f*cking using this music to promote liquor companies and clothing lines? What the f*ck is wrong with us? Is it just me? Am I bugging? Sometimes I feel like I’m crazy for not just following suit and being like, “F*ck it”. If that’s all I had to do in music, then I’d be rich as a motherf*cker. I’m just a different kind of person.” (SOHH Guest Star)
A few years ago, West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg poked fun at Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am rocking notably tight pants.
“Still I am, tighter than the pants on Will.I.Am/Backthrow, back still, I have a pound in my backpack/Next to where the swishas at, smoking presidential” (“Kush”)