Bubba Sparxxx Responds To ‘Booty’ Controversy

Rapper Bubba Sparxxx

has responded to the growing controversy surrounding his new video and single,

"Ms.

New Booty."

A videoclip for

"Ms. New Booty," which features The Ying Yang Twins, recently premiered

on BET’s 106th & Park countdown show and quickly entered into the

Top 10.

The song was produced

by Mr. Collipark, the hit producer who has crafted hits for Lil’ Jon, The Ying

Yang Twins, Young Jeezy, David Banner and others is currently #5 on Billboard’s

Hot Rap Tracks single’s chart.

The video features

Bubba Sparxxx as a Home TV spokesman and door-to-door salesman "for a miracle

new product" that enhances a woman’s "booty."

"Ms. New Booty

to me, is about a woman who exudes confidence and does her thing with a swagger

that’s unique to her and only her," Sparxxx explained to AllHipHop.com.

"You take a woman, she’s a flower waiting to bloom. Sometimes you meet

a woman, a woman that maybe most people don’t see her beauty. You know with

some adjustments you can bring her beauty out."

Sparxxx explanation

comes amidst criticism of the song and an accompanying website that was being

marketed, www.msnewbooty.com.

The site allowed

18-and-up fans of the song to enter into a seven-week contest seeking to award

"Ms. New Booty" with a part in a new Bubba Sparxxx video.

The site, which

is currently down, allowed users to upload pictures to a "Booty Gallery"

for viewers, who could vote for "Ms. New Booty," as well as access

Sparxxx’s official site.

A widely read statement

titled Radio: The New Child Predator by Paul Porter and Lisa Fagers of

IndustryEars.com was circulated, criticizing the video.

IndustryEars bills

itself as "consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals,

dedicated to promoting justice in the media."

The statement labeled

the song and the marketing of the website as "another conduit to sex, pornography

and misogyny aimed at children."

"The government

fails to arrest or acknowledge these corporate child predators," Porter

and Fagin wrote. "The Federal Communications Commission states, ‘It is

illegal to broadcast sexually explicit content between 6am -10pm daily.’ Meanwhile

the ‘Ms. New Booty’ contest is promoted on radio between the most listened to

times for 12-17 year olds (6pm-10pm). The internet has pornographic websites,

now radio stations that target the youngest demographic help and direct children

straight to them."

Porter and Fagin

urged those offended by the video to contact FCC commissioner Kevin Martin and

voice their dismay.

"Ms. New Booty"

is taken from Sparxxx’s upcoming New South/Purple Ribbon/Virgin album, The

Charm, scheduled to drop on April 4, 2006.

The album features

production by Timbaland, Organized Noize Productions, Purple Ribbon label head

and OutKast member Big Boi, Heatmakers, Mr. DJ & Slimm Jim, Basement Beat

and Mr. Collipark.

So So Def CEO and

Virgin’s President of Urban, Jermaine Dupri, weighed in on the song.

"People are

just really overreacting," Dupri told AllHipHop.com. "It’s just feel

good music. We at Virgin are in no way promoting sex or whatever these media

outlets continue to print."

Sparxxx agreed

with Dupri’s assessment.

"It’s for

the clubs. It’s for females to feel good about. It’s for men to feel good about.

There’s nothing negative going on about it. I’m a little hurt that anyone could

take offense to this song. It’s all about that new chick that’s been hurt and

making her the best she can be. You put the word ‘booty’ on there and every

body says it’s disrespect."

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