Rapper 50 Cent says there's a double standard when it comes to using the word "bitch." He points out that no one censored Britney Spears on her single "Gimme More." "I guess they have their rules that apply individually to each artist separately: 'Oh no, he can't say that, 'cause he feels like that about that person,' " he says. "But it's not a rule that applies to everybody else. Matter of fact, my next single, I'm going to start it [with], 'It's Britney, bitch!'" Well, there's a difference between Britney's throwaway line and referring to women as bitches exclusively, Mr. Cent, but whatevs. [MTV News]
I have to say that while I don't like Fiddy or his music, or really most of the hip-hop culture at all, he's got something of a point in there.
Here's a small chunk of what's allowed on the radio almost every day:
Pink Floyd : Money
Money, its a hit.
Dont give me that do goody good bullshit.
Dire Straits : Money for nothing
See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup
Yeah buddy thats his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot hes a millionaire
Pearl Jam : Porch
What the fuck is this world
Running to, you didnt
Leave a message, at least
I coulda learned your voice one last time
But My Chemical Romance gets "shirt" bleeped?
Digital Underground can't say "Got busy in a burger king bathroom" but they CAN say "but in the 69 my humpty nose will tickle your rear"
WTF is up with that? I know these examples are old but for contrast between was was allowed and what is allowed it makes sense.