Recently, Jay-Z, writer of "Big Pimpin'" and "Can I get a fuck you?," proclaimed that he is "deeply disappointed" in Rihanna and Chris Brown. According to this article, "Jay doesn't understand how a man could ever lay hands on a woman; it just goes against who he is and about.”
So I guess I'm just wondering, Jay-Z, what is it that you're all about? Because according to your song, "Money, Cash, Hoes," it seems like you're also about making a profit whilst degrading women. You can't understand how a man could ever lay a hand on a woman? Well, they do that when they feel like women are beneath them. For example, when they treat women like "hoes," as you would say. So, I'm sorry, but I'm not sure your philosophies about women are any more honorable than Chris Brown's.
But, Jay-Z isn't the only hypocrite here, so are the fans of this kind of music. It's hard for me to understand how anyone can be upset about the Rihanna/Chris Brown collaboration when they are the same people who value all of the other over-sexualized, mysoginistic pop music. How is this song any different than those sung by Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Lil' Wayne, Lady Gaga, etc., etc., etc.? Maybe that's the real problem.
You can't advocate for female empowerment when you support an industry that continually exploits women.