Hi Hater: Ashley Judd Blames Hip-Hop For AIDS, Poverty And Suffering

- By Bossip Staff

Just in case no one cares about her “woe is me, my childhood sucked and I grew up to be a wealthy, well-adjusted successful actress” sob story, Ashley Judd has decided to randomly throw Hip-Hop into her new autobiography.

Namely, she threw a charity under the bus for allowing Snoop Dogg and Diddy to try to kick some positivity to these young youths.

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.

“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? Those names were a red flag.

“As far as I’m concerned, most rap and hip-hop music — with it’s rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’ — is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny.

“I believe that the social construction of gender — the cultural beliefs and practices that divide the sexes and institutionalize and normalize the unequal treatment of girls and women, privilege the interests of boys and men, and, most nefariously, incessantly sexualize girls and women — is the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.”

Ashley has a new book coming out and just revealed she was a victim of incest. We are wondering if the culprit of this act was listening to “rap-rape music” before committing that act of sickness…

We’re not saying she doesn’t potentially have a valid point… but what the hell do Snoop, Diddy and Hip-Hop have to do with your life story?

And how is Hip-Hop more to blame for “poverty and suffering around the world” then all of the abuse and injustice that Black and Brown women the world over have had to deal with from White men throughout history?


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  • Tina

    She’s delusional.

  • if anything be noble

    Are there any white names we can throw around as being solely responsible for everything because I say Kevin Federline caused the recession, him and Mark McGwire. (However you spell it. He did it.) And we’re at war because of Snooki.

  • if anything be noble

    And gas is high because of Vanna White.

  • AndWhat!

    I feel the girl, all these two men talk about is sex, h0es, drugs and more sex… Not even leading by example, but want people to follow what they are promoting..smh.. dont down her because she is WHITE… Feel her because she is RIGHT!

  • AndWhat!


  • Ellie

    Well I disagree with her saying that it is the root to ALL the injustices around the world. I do agree that mainstream hip-hop has had a negative impact on society as a whole and in particular the black American community.

    Let’s be real many of these mainstream artists objectify women. This does nothing but contribute to the low self-esteem of young women. Why do you think there are women who dont’ care enough to demand that a man wear a condom? They don’t care about themselves. You also have black men who see women as objects and have children in all corners of the country, with no respect or care for their children.

    Hip-hop also glorifies money over just about anything. That’s why anytime some celebrity does something outrageous some fool will always defend them like “at least they’re getting paid”.

    I don’t blame hip-hop for everything and there are other aspects to take into consideration as well but to pretend it has no impact is ridiculous.

  • WithAllHonesty

    It’s a parents job to teach.#Period

    I listen to Wayne, yet I have no baby mama’s and have no preference for light skin over dark skin.

    I listen to Jay, and I couldn’t even tell you how much crack cost.

    I like the works of Easy Z, and I don’t have HIV/AIDS

    Why? Because my parents taught me right from wrong. This is all content, subject matter, and entertainment like anything else.

  • if anything be noble

    And I wish they’d come do something about all this Jerry Lewis traffic because it’s workin a nerve. Whitefolk — and particularly white women — need to STOP. Chile gave her life story (AKA Barbara Walters) and rather than stay on the subject of HER LIFE STORY, she’s naming Black men when she can’t take the heat of her own life. Woman, aint nobody ask you to write about you and Snoop sho nuff didn’t ask to be in it. Yall are old as dirt with your stuff.

  • WithAllHonesty

    Hip-Hop isn’t helping the overall state of the Black Community but it is NOT the reason for it’s state.

  • UnderCover Brother


    EAT a D*CK !

  • http://www.bossip.com 5150

    Truth hurts

  • Blackskin

    Wow! She’s a piece of work so who’s the blame for police brutality among black people ? Just saying wow I mean certain artist with the big crowds can send a positive message but to put hiphop responsible for Aids poverty etc she needs to stop Damn she went hard

  • YokoDMV

    from what i gathered – she feels ‘social construction of gender’ and the things that come along with it is the root cause of suffering – hip hop maybe more than any other type of music continues to push the agenda of women being seen as ‘less than’…its a good point and despite many hip hop heads feeling like ‘its just music’…these things affect our society, especially the bored middle schoolers who are the artists main demographic…how many girls still with a no good dude because ‘ride or die chick’ used to be the shizz??

  • Mike Nike

    Someones been reading feminazi novels. You live in North America where Men and Women are equal. My ears are closed to complaints on this issue. If you want to talk about third world and the middle east, then yes, I will listen.

  • ItsWhatever


    Promiscuity is the culprit! That Becky needs to get a clue!

  • if anything be noble

    Yoko, I hear the ‘social’ aspect of her discussion, it’s just that hiphop is not powerful enough to do what’s she as$igning to it (that is, being the primary force of the social construction of gender), like there was no worldwide misogyny and sexualization of women and girls before hiphop, 50 years ago. The social construction of gender is 9 million yrs old and has been altered in bits and waves… sometimes backwards/ sometimes forward… with each generation. White women would like sexism to trump racism so they can be in the number of Victim, but I say, female suffering has many components. If she’s talking about women in impoverished countries and wealthy countries alike, go off on world leaders who set economies and unequal pay scales. Talk about policies and governments and cultural beliefs that routinely devalue women and glorify obnoxious male behaviors. It’s far more systemic and entrenched than her as$ertions and it’s lazy and predictable at best and racist at worst to lay the blame of centuries’ old beliefs at the feet of identifiable pop culture symbols, since she knows she wouldn’t as glibly be inserting, let’s say, George Bush or Margaret Thatcher’s political ideologies as the foundation of thought that transformed cultural, social and sexual worlds.

  • Northern Cali Honey

    Thank you! Will somebody please let that bytch know!! What a stupid thing to say.

  • KenaSipoy

    Shes not blaming hip-hop shes saying it makes it more common and acceptable when you hear people you may look up to talk about it. Just as she says it normalizes treating women as trash and calling them hos. Just as if we see violence everyday on the news when we see it in real life we become numb to it and accept it. Seriously before you act like an idiot by calling her racist and stupid you need to check yourself and understand what she’s talking about first.

  • Sanriobaby =^.^=

    Ashley Judd has a point, but it only goes so far. Can one say that the lyrics in Rap/HipHop music CONTRIBUTE to the degradation of women in our society- yes. Is it solely responsible- no! She could have extended her point to include that the media in general has become very sexualized and that it’s even more important to counterbalance that by teaching our children to value thier morals and bodies through education, safe sex, and self respect. At the end of the day, it’s up to the parents to “set the bar” at home. A child that is raised to learn respect, common sense, and a strong sense of self won’t be easily influenced by outside forces (tv, advertisements, music, social media, ect). They can listen to the music w/o taking it to heart and most importantly, they will grow up to be responsible parents who will teach thier own kids the same thing.

  • swap meet louie

    puff daddy beats women and snoop was on girls gone wild. more like herpes gone wild. not role models…so true.

  • 0_o

    I blame country music for inbreeding


    Ummm… you blame black men for 99.99999999% of the world’s problem…

    Quick Question: Um what music was responsible for systemic racism??

    Rap music’s popularity has exploded in last few years, yet the Uniform Crime Report released by the FBI says that crime is down all around the board with black men, but is increasing among whites, crack epidemic = meth epidemic

  • Ashely Judd is on point

    Everything she said is on point and if you’re mad it’s most likely because she is talking about you.

  • WithAllHonesty

    Isn’t helping**

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