I’m not precisely a culture warrior, but this ‘pushback’ on what is rapidly becoming an infamous YouTube video of a highly profane thirteen year old Chicago rapper does deserves special note:
Director P. Noble said Mouse’s mother and adult uncles were on the set, he made sure “Mouse did not have any guns and drugs on him,” didn’t realize there was a gun in the video because there was so much going on in front of the camera.
I count at least three things, myself. In order… First, bluntly? If you don’t want to be a father, don’t f*ck[*]. Second: …somebody had to check to see whether a thirteen year old was holding and/or packing? Third, if your lifestyle is such that somebody packing heat can more or less randomly wander into your music video, then (to mangle a classic) you may be having tremendous difficulty with your lifestyle.
*I had a rant here, but I’ll distill it down to this: show some damned self-control. No, do it anyway. And yes, birth control is a marvelous thing, but it’s no substitute for not letting your penis do your thinking for you.