Rap music has a bad rap. It’s not just that some of the lyrics are disgusting or misogynistic or even violent (though they can be). Baby mama culture is also part of rap music, and it’s harmful to everyone involved: mothers, children, and society as a whole. Baby mama culture promotes the idea that women are disposable items in order for men to maintain their status as rappers and celebrities. But we all deserve better than this!
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Baby mama culture is a big part of rap music.
It’s true that baby mama culture is a big part of rap music. Baby mamas are everywhere in hip hop, and some rappers even have kids with them. But there’s something else: black women from urban areas have been traditionally associated with having babies out of wedlock—and they’re called “baby mamas.”
Baby mama culture has its roots in slavery times when it was common for slave owners to have multiple sexual partners at once (sometimes dozens), which meant that their slaves could get pregnant without being punished. Once freed, these women continued working on plantations or as domestic servants until they found husbands who wanted children but didn’t know how to take care of them (or wanted none).
Not all rappers are guilty of baby mama culture.
Not all rappers are guilty of baby mama culture. There are some who have a positive message, and some who have a negative one. Some rappers have mixed messages about baby mamas, but the message is still unclear. And then there are those who don’t even have any message at all (which is also kind of sad).
Moms deserve better than baby mama culture.
When you’re a mom, it can be hard to know what to do. Your baby is sleeping and all of the sudden, he wakes up screaming in pain. You rush him to the doctor—but then your husband turns around and tells you that it was just gas.
The next morning, when the little guy is crying again for no apparent reason, this time for longer than usual (and with more blood), you finally decide something needs to change: “I am going to take my son somewhere else today! I don’t want him stuck in this place anymore!”
And then everything goes downhill from there as everyone around you tries their best not only at ignoring but actively trying not even to acknowledge what’s happening right in front of them: “What are those people talking about? Why aren’t they paying attention? They’re acting like nothing ever happened before…”
Baby mama culture is hurtful and harmful to children, mothers and society as a whole.
Baby mama culture is a big part of rap music, and not all rappers are guilty of it. But the majority of them are. Baby mama culture has been around since the beginning of hip-hop, but it’s become more prevalent in recent years as artists have gotten richer and found themselves with time on their hands.
The children born from these relationships suffer from severe neglect at best; some may even die from abuse or neglect because their parents can’t afford to give them adequate care or attention during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This can lead to emotional issues for kids who grow up without proper love or guidance (or both). It also affects society as a whole because we’re all affected by what happens within our families: if you’re raised by someone who doesn’t care about your needs or happiness, then chances are high that you’ll feel frustrated or upset when people try talking down on your choices later on down the road!
Baby mama culture is a big part of rap music. It’s time for it to go. Not all rappers are guilty of baby mama culture, but many have contributed to this problem by encouraging the idea that having children with other people is okay and even desirable. By using their platforms as an opportunity for self-promotion.
These artists contribute in a very real way towards perpetuating this harmful behavior by showing young women that they can use having babies as an advantage over other women. We hope this piece has helped you understand more about why we feel so strongly against baby mama culture and why it needs to stop now!
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