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Too $hort, Hip-Hop Mag Apologize For Controversial Love Advice

(AllHipHop News) XXL Magazine has issued an apology of a controversial advice video he recently released via the site.

Too $hort released a video with the magazine, which doled out advice to young boys one how to “turnout” young girls.

The rapper, who has been known to release sexually explicit songs throughout his career, offered the advice to teenaged boys.

“When you get to late middle school, early high school and you start feeling a certain way about the girls. I’m gonna tell you a couple tricks,” Too Short says in the video. “A lot of the boys are going to be running around trying to get kisses from the girls. We’re going way past that. I’m taking you to the hole.”

Then, in graphic detail, the rapper offers some steps that young boys should follow to win a girl’s heart.

“Take your finger and put a little spit on it and you stick your finger in her underwear and you rub it on there and watch what happens,” the rapper said.

The petition calls for the dismissal of XXL’s Editor-In-Chief, Vanessa Satten, for promoting the rape of young girls.

“The minds and bodies of black girls are continually under attack,” the petition reads. “Those in charge at XXL, particularly Vanessa Satten the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, value the security of young black women so little that they chose to trade it for pageviews. Let them know that we will not sit and watch while they wage war.”

The video has since been removed from the XXL website and Too $hort and Vanessa Satten has apologized for the offensive video.

“I want to apologize to anyone I may have offended with the XXL video interview I recently did,” $hort stated. “When I got on camera I was in Too $hort mode and had a lapse of judgement.I would never advise a child or young man to do these things, it’s not how I get down. Although I have made my career on dirty raps, I have worked over the years to somewhat balance the content of my music with giving back to the community. Just coming from a man who wants to see young people get ahead in life, I’m gonna do my best to to help and not hurt. If you’re a young man or a kid who looks up to me, don’t get caught up in the pimp, player, gangster hip-hop personas. Just be yourself.”

Vanessa Satten, XXL’s Editor-in-Chief, also apologized for the video’s release.

“There has been some recent controversy surrounding a video interview with Too $hort that posted on XXLMag.com last week,” XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten said in a statement posted on the magazine’s website.

“Many readers found the tone and content of the interview to be offensive and were angered that it was allowed to post on the website,” Satten said. “I agree with their perspective. I do not see all content before it goes live. When I saw this video, I was truly offended and thought it crossed the line. I had it taken down immediately. I am disappointed that an employee decided to post it and I am putting internal procedures in place to make sure content like this does not go on the site. The video goes against my value system and represents poor judgment on behalf of the individual who posted it.”

XXL Magazine said they were making internal changes to ensure that content that is so offensive does not make it to publication.

  • as an adult, no matter who you are, u have a responsibility to help the youth, not hurt them. thats why it makes me sick that people cant see that rappers are only doing it for the money; at the expense of ignorant, impressionable, young people.  If i was a kid, and im 35 now, so i grew up on Too $hort, and if i heard that advice, i would’ve tried it. no lie. Because it never crossed my mind to ever do that.

  • TimeWillTellu1

    Oakland BITCH! 

    • AnnaRenee

      I’m from Oakland, and Oakland is so much more than this shit.  You must not hella luv Oakland like I do.  Fake Oakland wannabe.

  • Roberto Ciamora

    Wow, even Too $hort shoula known better then that

  • Dre Thompson

    i respect wiz because not a lot of people wil come out and do something like that admit there faults and keep it moving that shows growth as an artist. A lot of my homies like the old wiz that star power flight school shit ! cabin fever was the shit ! everyone has the own lane just gotta do you !

  • BibatheDiva

    Sad… sick and sad.  

  • yeah short was wilding

  • 11thKenpachi

    lmao that nigga too short went into rape mode

    • AnnaRenee

      You ought not be LYAO, because when a black man goes into “rape mode”, it’s your mother, sister, cousin, auntie, grandmama, and sister friend that he’s raping.  Dont be ignorant – these brothers getting turned out to be rapists by fake azz playa like Too Short are just putting mo money in Too Short’s pockets, not theirs.     Too Short is playin the young brothers who are simple azzed wannabe playas.    When will we ever learn?

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  • My thing is why does the media give these disgustingly overly tattooed little retards a forum to speak in the first place. If the money hungry idiot record executives (who have no idea of what real talent is) didn’t promote and try to shove that crap down our throats, most of these half wits would be in jail, in a mental institution, or on some corner selling crack. The black community should ignore these freaks.  They have no substance.

    • AlbertoRipRon

       C’mon bruh.  They speaking in the rap game.  They speaking on internet websites.  They speaking on cigar advertising campaigns.  Radio.  Viral ads.  Primetime television.  Grammys.  It has nothing to do with the record execs because they go after the dollars, which come from consumers.  So who do we really got to blame bruh?  It’s us!  We support this crap!  We watch those idiotic television programs.  We constantly listen to that crap music.  We buy the vodka or whatever the rapper is promoting.  You say black folks should ignore this because of no substance.  Well, black folks don’t support what IS about substance.  Black folks support that stay fly, swagga, I’m a boss, dope dealin pushing, violent, “my city is hard because the crime rate increased” and pimp crap EVERY DAY b.  Black folks need to check whats real instead of all that surface crap.  Black folks can’t build a nation because they don’t think like one.  Individualistic, selfish ignorant affairs that have nothing to do with community growth or sharing.

      • You C’mon bruh. Too Short and his ilk promote filth and violence and are worshiped by the little half wits that are running around the hood causing mayhem. Stop making excuses for bad behavior.

      • AlbertoRipRon

        Making excuses for bad behavior?  So Too Short is the absolute reason why kids are sexually active?  So Too Short is the absolute main reason why violence is popping off?  What kid listen to Too Short music anyway?  You see b, get out that box dude.  An excuse is a statement one would give to downplay his error.  What I did was make a statement in my post b.  I acknowledge the entire problem.  It doesn’t just have to do with Too Short.  Dumb Americans like you get pissed when one person gets persecuted with the smoking gun.  Meanwhile, while you dummies gasp and point, we got others running around doing the same exact thing that no one is caring to stop or bring to the public’s attention.  In other words,  when you look to kill a tree, you don’t pluck its leave…you kill it at the root.

    • … These people you are talking about are entertainers, there JOB is to sale their image, thats what pays bills, and there is obviously a high demand for these sort of artist. The same way Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Undertaker must publicly maintain a certain image, so must rappers and other entertainers. 
      More focus should be issued towards other more important issues.  Hip-hop music today is very vile, so expect the literature to be hand in hand, and monitor your kids websites & watching’s, cause tho this particular video was removed, there is still so much nasty natured material on the net. 
      My final point is Too Short (the retard you are reffering to) made the word Bitch famous.  He has a recent platinum selling song “Dont act like a Bitch”, and his lifetime of lyrics consist of Pimps & Hoes, Why Would We Expect Anything Different In an Interview??? He has cleary displayed what image he wants to portray, so we cant fault him for it when they request him in the lime light.

  • Elowwole

    How can he say he wouldn’t advise a child or young man to do these things when that is IN FACT EXACTLY what he advised?  He’s not sorry.  He’s sorry for the backlash.

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  • AlbertoRipRon

    No, here’s the problem.  XXL brought in an artist known for his pimp
    imagery to give “love” advice.  Stupid stupid call.  It’s like that
    pornstar reading to the compton kids.  You can’t put a cucumber in a
    pickle jar and call it a Claussen pickles.  I’m not excusing Too Short
    but I’m addressing the root of the problem.  Because what Too Short said can be found in rap videos, on WorldStarHipHop…it can be found everywhere.  Which leads to another point, why are we getting upset when a fire erupts at one location but not at the others?  In other words, why do we, as a society, always point the finger at one person or company when this certain knowledge is being passed around throughout other resources?  Kids aren’t just reading XXL magazine for the lessons.  We got songs by the name of “Quickie” but flipping out about this one thing?  C’mon people, you leave a couple of windows cracked during winter time, everybody in your house can catch a cold.  Closing one doesn’t solve anything.  Westerners are so choosy on what they want to beef about.  But westerners never look at the whole problem, just pick and choose a specific folly while others go on unnoticed.

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  • Stop whining,my gawd! By 14 or 15 guys are already bangin chicks, nobody said anything about rape. Stop being so damn sensitive. How about people start getting sensitive about the VIOLENCE in our community?He should NOT have apologized.

  • marv1977

    this is nigga is sick!!! he must have cancer in the brain. thx for promoting rape tactics 2short and xxl… smh

  • mahosadha

    “XXL Magazine said they were making internal changes to ensure that content that is so offensive does not make it to publication.” The first “internal change” XXL needs to make is to fire XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten. In her “apology” she did the typical pass the buck routine by blaming the whole thing on “an employee” and saying she doesn’t “see all content before it goes live.” Woman please! You gotta do way better than that. And maybe you can starting doing better while in the unemployment line.

  • outdasticcs1

    If your kids are getting love lessons from XXL, then you have failed as a parent!

  • L.A.

    Todd Shaw reminds me of some of the guys in the hood I grew up in…sexual predators from the get-go.  He’s basically telling boys how to rape a girl, and it sounds to me that he’s speaking from experience.  I worked in the music industry; it’s always been a sexual place, but hip-hop ‘artists’ like him, have really gone too far.   Talking so cavalier about it?  Disgusting and scary. 
    He needs to retire like he did in 96, stay retired, and seek serious mental help before somebody changes his name to “Too Hurt” …Nevertheless, his apology is NOT accepted.   I’m making sure every young woman, young man, mother and father I know read his words.  We’ll see how that ripple-effect goes (btw, I work at a university)..  AND Vanessa Satten; your apology is NOT accepted, either.  All you did was pass the buck and as a woman, I’m embarrassed by you.  A man would have stepped up, taken the bullet, quiety demoted or fired someone, and moved on…but you wimped out.  You were like the captain of that cruise ship:  Worthless in a crisis.  You need to be fired.

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  • AlbertoRipRon

    Let me guess Lee Jazz, you are whiter than powdered donuts.  And Call of Duty shows kids how to kill people.  And House of a Thousand Corpses made, so called “crazy” (man, them white boys were lame) look cool.  Axe body spray commercials tells young boys, if you buy their product girls will react sexually towards you.  You get the point man?  Too Short isn’t the leader of the problem you idiot.

  • Jvh_3

    I am OUTRAGED!!! What demon has possessed you adults (all of you involved) to allow something this vile to be exposed;or is it money? This is straight from the pit of hell!!! There is nothing noble or uplifting about adults teaching boys how to sexually abuse young girls! Vanessa Satten you allowed your magazine to be a teaching tool for perversion and you need as much help as Too $hort does probably more.Any woman that accepts this behavior as normal for children is sick and must loathe herself (btw this is against you too) and any man who would contemplate perpetrating this on a child is sick and despicable. And to say you don’t see all content before its gone live. You’ve just told the world that you are incompetent at doing your job. Any leader should hold themselves to a higher standard for the job they represent and to the people they lead. Take responsibility for what you’re allowed to happen under your authority. You are not fit to lead, you are a disgrace to society.

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