Ho Sit Down: Gladys Knight Bashes Hip Hop Something Serious

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Hip-Hop Beef, Ho Sit Down, News

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Gladys Knight has hopped on the hip hop bashing bandwagon and said hip hop sets black people back.

When Gladys Knight was asked how hip-hop has changed the nature of black music she responded:

Well, it’s been good as far as giving young artists an opportunity to get out there. But, it’s been bad, in my opinion, as far as the quality of the music and the stories that they tell. It’s one thing to be raw about your history, but they took it to another level and it became vulgar. It has not elevated our industry musically, and it definitely has not elevated us as African-Americans because we show disrespect for our partners, men and women. I believe we have lowered our self-esteem with these performances and presentations.

We hate how people classify all artists of hip hop together.  What about the artists that are doing positive things and being creative and innovative forces in the hip hop world? Just a thought.

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  • asdgadg

    She speaks the truth :yes:

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  • asdgadg

    Maybe that’s why she refused to collaborate with Outkast and other hip-hop artists. :yes:

  • MS. PANAMA

    SHE ISN’T LYING… 🙂

    TELL EM AUNT GLADYS!!!

  • da darkness

    it has

  • Sanya

    How dare you refer to Ms. Knight as “ho”! She is one of the classiest ladies in the industry, and she is owed respect. Ms. Knight spoke the truth and you know it.

  • Whatyousay

    Let’s get something straight. Don’t EVER call Gladys Knight a ‘ho’. Ever. Losers. She can say what she wants to, she’s earned that. And most importantly she is right. Dumb crack heads work here and half the time, your stuff is misspelled and wrong and you want to call a legend a ‘ho’.

  • YES

    She’s right!!!

  • tb

    It’s not like she lying.

  • anon

    Hip Hop Does set black people back!

  • Chele

    TELL IT GLADYS! THE TRUTH HURTS, NO HIPHOP ARTIST CAN STAND NEXT TO GLADYS! PLEASE!

  • WHATEVA

    She should have taken it a step further & named names….Kanye, Lil Wayne, Lil Kim, BEYONCE! All that profanity, acting out & showing your goodies on stage is a horrible influence on the youth.

    Now there are alot of positive artists out there keeping real R & B alive ( Mary J, Whitney, J Hud) to name a few..

  • M2nite

    Even the white folks in the forum point out “US” blasting each other….this is truly a shame. Egh, shut this ish down!

  • Smart Guy

    Rap is different than hip-hop. I think this is where the problem comes in. People listen to rap music and qualify it hip-hop. Hip-Hop has a message, whether uplifting or not that is at the discretion of the artist. I truly believe the same people I.E. Oprah, Gladys, Bill Cosby, probably do not listen to real hip hop nor understand the message. Jay-z says so many real things, im not refering to commercial songs either.

  • I'm Just Me: KEEPING IT REAL SINCE 1983

    Jay-z says so many real things, im not refering to commercial songs either.

    ********************************************************

    He also says a lot of stupid things.

  • http://BOSSIP TIFFANY

    Tell Miss GN to please good to the hood stay there live there (you can afford it GN)and bet she will be makin hit records of what of she been through for that short time. GO THERE AND HELP OUT GN SEND SOME MONEY IN THE HOOD.2009 not 1940 gn!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lindz Nicole

    Yea, ‘HO’ to Gladys Knight?? Taking it WAY too far. She is our elder and meant to be respected. Hip hop right now for the most part 95% is WACK! Who cares about money, cars and clothes and hoes???

  • I'm Just Me: KEEPING IT REAL SINCE 1983

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, 90s r&b is where its at anyway!
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    PREACH!!!

  • CoCoa Gyal

    *music (not money)

  • Whaaaa

    The TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE Indeed. Saggin pants (by the way…reverse saggin), Mr. T Starter Kits, nekkid women, Foul words, poor english. What’s positive? What’s being taught?

  • DaHonestTruth ~ Turn My Swag On

    i agree with her a million percent! many black people agree with her. rap music does set us back and it makes no sense. even hip hop is becoming garbage.

  • Coop

    “hip hop sets black people back”???????????????

    Why is it that when a black person does something it’s and embarrassment to the race, but when a white person does it they just f*cked up on their own??? Unless they try to say the white person was influenced by blacks.

    Hip Hop should be judged just like any other musical genre.

    No Hip Hop does not set black people black.

    The belief that “Hip Hop sets black people back” is just away to have us hate ourselves.

  • I'm Just Me: KEEPING IT REAL SINCE 1983

    @ Tiffany

    WHo is GN

    FOOLISH CHILD

    Gladys KNIGHT

    WITH A K…before you start the trash talking

    learn how to spell….especially when it is already on the page. Show your elders some respect!

    SMDH!

  • why/

    THIS IS TOTALLY DISRESPECTFUL OF A BLACK WEBSITE TO CALL GLADY’S KNIGHT A HO. WHAT KIND OF F*CKN EXAMPLE ARE YOU SETTING FOR THE SAME PEOPLE SHE IS TALKING ABOUT?

    I AGREE WITH HERE, AND SHE WAS NOT BASHING HIP-HOP, SHE JUST MADE A CLEAR DAMN POINT THAT HIP-HOP TODAY IS NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR US, AND IT ISNT. REGARDLESS TO WHAT U FOLKS SAY, HIP-HOP IS DESTROYN THE MINDS OF OUR YOUNG BROTHAS AND SISTAS WHO HAVE NO ONE TO GUIDE THEM OR TEACH THEM BETTER!!!!!

    THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE IS PROBABLY SOME NEW AGE FAG WHO WASNT RAISED BY A FATHER!! YOU ARE JERK FOR SAYING THAT!!! IMMA PUT THIS SITE ON BLAST!!!

  • Coop

    @DaHonestTruth ~ Turn My Swag On

    Many blacks disagree with her. And I’m sure she doesn’t hate the money Hip Hop brings to her waffle house.

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