Juicy J $50K Scholarship Twerk Contest Prompts CD Boycott
As with anything else, the competition attracted mixed reviews. While some believed the contest was a great deed on Juicy J’s part, others were disgusted by what they perceived as another method of exploiting black women. Seeka the Teacha of the Hip Hop Liberation Army, Abena Afreeka and Sis Tricey are so angered by the contest that they’ve organized a boycott of Juicy’s newly released CD, Stay Trippy.
“There’s no honor in getting a scholarship for shaking your behind….I think its degrading. Why would you want to get a scholarship for that when there’s a lot of intelligent women out here who use their brain. Why don’t you give them some money?” Seeka the Teacha told Miltant Radio.
“I know Juicy J [is] probably sittin’ back laughing at all the women that’s gonna come and shake they A$$ for this money. It’s all a game,” she continued.
“I think that this contest is only symptomatic, and that any discussion about this that ignores the larger picture of the systematic sexploitation, objectification of Black women is basically an incomplete discussion,” Sis Tricey added.
“Is this going to be a trend? Are we going to have more rappers throwing in and saying ‘hey, we’re doing some positive things for the school.’ How many sisters will even want to continue to go to school once they get a taste of that.” she questioned.
Listen to their interview on page two. Thoughts?