Former Little Brother producer 9th Wonder and The Roots’ Questlove have weighed in on the controversial remarks Hollywood actress Ashley Judd made toward hip-hop in her new memoir, All That Is Bitter And Sweet.
Writing on his Twitter page, Wonder directly called out Judd’s labeling of hip-hop as a “rape culture.”
“@ashleytjudd if u would like to get educated on what the TRUE essence of hip-hop culture is, there are ways you can be enlightened….,” he tweeted April 8th.
“@ashleytjudd your opinions is based off what u see on television and in the media…which is a very warped sense of reality”
“It is proof positive that racism is some form or fashion still exists in dealing with Ashley Judds comments”
“Ashley Judd has basically called all of us criminals and savages in one fail swoop.”
“I’d rather Ash Judd just called me a nigger….that would of cut to the chase … In case u are just joining us….Ashley Judd called hip hop a “rape culture”
“So I guess the man who molested Ashley Judd was listening to Doggystyle while he did what he did”
“Ima say this….anybody trying to DEFEND what she said…..u might as well unfollow me….or be blocked…” (9th Wonder’s Twitter)
Questlove also hit up Twitter to share his reaction to Judd’s remarks.
“hmmm. at least i got my answer as to why ash judd didn’t give us so much as a nod on her last visit. im a criminal:http://bit.ly/gfeFhF,” he tweeted April 8th.
“see. Ash’s “Rap is rape culture” statement would be like me hearing this http://youtu.be/Aq344ks1ieg & lumping these guys together.” (Questlove’s Twitter)
Judd unleashed her fury toward the urban culture in her newly-released memoir, which dropped last Tuesday.
Talking about her work in AIDS awareness, Judd makes her opinion crystal clear when it comes to the activist organization YouthAIDS choice in spokespeople for a past campaign, singling out Snoop and Diddy. “YouthAIDS created hip, public service announcements for TV and radio using popular local and international celebrities and athletes and was participating in the MTV World AIDS Day ‘Staying Alive’ concerts,” she writes. (Radar Online)
She further elaborates on her negative views of hip-hop culture within the memoir.
“Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by rap and hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message … um, who?” the actress reportedly says. “Those names were a red flag…as far as I’m concerned, most rap and hip-hop music – with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’ – is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny,” she argues. (New York Daily News)
Check out some recent 9th Wonder footage below: