Why is Lil Wayne’s “How to Love” Being Overlooked?

August 25, 2011  |  

Lil Wayne has a new album coming out Monday, August 29. Thought I’d let you know just in case you were wondering why he’s been all over the blogs, Twitter & Facebook these past few days. Well, that coupled with him threatening to kidnap Jay-Z’s “Beyotch” and hold her for ransom money in a recent song WITH Drake and Jadakiss called “It’s Good.” Hey Jay, when you call your wife a Beyotch trust that others will follow suit. (I’m not saying its right, I’m just saying!) But I’m afraid in the tumultuous life that Dwayne Carter lives, one of his most prolific visual aids yet, to his song “How to Love,” will be overshadowed by rap beefs and whatever else we consumers can conjure up rather than discussing real issues.

Somewhere in the middle of Tuesday night, MTV premiered “How to Love,” which is far from the display of t&a we often see in hip-hop videos. If you haven’t watched the video yet (you can click the link), I’ll give you a quick synopsis.

How to love starts off with a visibly shaken woman on an operating table; doctors hovering over her attempting to relax her, presumably before an abortion is performed on the woman. At the last minute she decides she’ll choose life for her child rather than death and runs frantically from the doctor’s office. What follows is a chronicle of her daughter’s life which is filled with strife. An absentee father, she witnesses her mother being abused and then finds her own self sexually abused, a story that is all too common and that young women experience everyday.  It was painful to watch this horrible reality played out on the big screen. Because of it, she turns into a promiscuous teen, single parent to a few kids, and then stripping and resorting to prostitution as a means for money. In the climactic scene of video, the same doctor who was going to abort her tells her that she has tested positive for HIV.

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