“Disclaimer: This rhymer, Lupe’s not usin’ bitch as a lesson
But as a psychological weapon”
Released on June 25th 2012 ‘Bitch Bad’ is the second single from the album Food Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, the song tackles misogyny in the hip hop culture and the use of the word ‘Bitch’ in rap music delving into the effects of its use in society and on developing children.
This though is not the first time that Lupe has addressed the use of the word early at the start of his career his album featured ‘Hurt Me Soul’ where he speaks of his ‘hate’ of hip hop due to the dismissal and degrading of women in lyrics.
“I used to hate hip-hop… yup, because the women degraded
But Too $hort made me laugh, like a hypocrite I played it
A hypocrite I stated, though I only recited half
Omittin the word “bitch,” cursin I wouldn’t say it”
‘Hurt Me Soul’ from Food Liquor
In the video below Lupe sits down with Rap Genius to discuss the definition of ‘Bad Bitch’.
Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood