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.