Feb 14, 2012

Rapper Too Short sat down with XXL magazine for an interview in which the rapper called himself delivering some 'Fatherly Advice'. What ensued is some of the most sexist, exploitative nonsense I've heard in a very long time.

People wondered how middle and high school kids can gang rape 11 year old girls or how a Dunbar Village attack could transpire, but if you listen to Too Short's advice you can see exactly how something like that could happen. The fact that Too Short was even given a platform to say such nonsense is the biggest offense of all.

Here's how TheGrio is reporting the story:

XXL magazine teamed up with rapper Too Short recently to give "fatherly advice" that involved teaching middle-school-aged boys how to "turn girls out." Calling it a process of "mind manipulation," the aging rapper advised boys to digitally stimulate girls to get "whatever [they] want." While the video has been removed from the XXL site, the fact that it was published at all is still drawing outrage.

"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 said 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, the 45-year-old rapper, whose real name is Todd Anthony Shaw, asks women off camera to "cover their ears" to avoid being offended. Short then describes a scenario in graphic detail. "You push her up against the wall," he continued. "You 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."

It's one thing for women to call Too Short out, but I'm curious to see if any men are going to call him out. That is what it's going to take to change the mindframe of these men. Other men have to call these fools out.


  1. XXL should be shamed for publishing the article. The editor should be disciplined because that is just ridiculous. he is clearly addressing minors...middle school children. It shouldn't have been published even if he were addressing adults. No regard for the female in the situation. I do not want to falsely accuse anyone of anything but this is alarming in more than one way. The mere fact that this is in his psyche to a point that he shared it in magazine with national, perhaps international, distribution lets me know that something else is wrong with him. My children, nieces, and nephews wouldn't be around him. This is a serious red flag.

    I also agree that men should be calling him out too. I do not know if that will happen. I have never purchased an edition of XXL magazine and do not ever recall reading one. The last time I read any music magazine I was a teenager crazy about New Edition. But this will serve as a reason not to ever buy it.