Back in the early 2000s, when New York City rapper Saigon was signed to Atlantic Records, he used to spit about the ills of street life.
His songs were on the radio and videos were played on hot cable shows like Rap City.
However, 20 plus years later — as a man with more experience — he is a lot more critical of some people’s (and businesses’) decision to celebrate gun and booty clapping in spaces where young people might hear witness it.
The former “Love & Hip Hop: New York” cast member took to social media to blast people on TikTok for transforming the safe space for kids to a free OnlyFans knock-off.
In the image of the post he wrote, “I’m convinced at this rate, 10 years they’ll be airing porn on PBS.”
“We took Tik Tol(sp) from kids and made it a twerk/@ss clapping application,” Saigon lamented.
He then noted that he felt bad that he had to delete his daughter’s account because she has no clue about the dangers the app promotes. Saigon also claims that as a community we lack the “leadership” and “courage” needed to stop people from making the internet the “New Rome.”
He said, “Everybody ran and seen Cardi run and turn off the WAP song when her young daughter walked in the room, and it’s her song… She gets it…”
“Meanwhile Emmis Communications/Radio One etc pump the songs into millions of listeners on Urban Stations a day,” he continued in his caption. “Not Adult Contemporary s###. The s### the kids are into.”
“This overtly sexual society is like they new Rome… Thats why something as natural as sex, (which is how we all got here) can be manipulated and made to be.”
Saigon’s beef with TikTok’s content comes as rapper Erica Banks’ “Buss It” challenge has gone viral.