Now, let’s start this off with I’m not a Oprah fan. I do respect her hustle, her company and her influence. With that being said, here we go.
If you don’t realize the power that Oprah has over the media, than you have not paid attention to anything that she has done over the past ten to fifteen years. What other BLACK woman can say “I won’t eat red meat” and the stock of cattle DROPS? You know she got sued for that right? What other BLACK woman can support a black president and his approval rating skyrocket in less than a week? Only Oprah. Did ya’ll not watch the Oprah Effect? Oh you didn’t? Wait. Here’s a trailer.
So now, we understand what type of Power Oprah has. On twitter (follow me @My_T_AFROdite…shameless plug…lol), we discussed how Oprah had to “warm up to” hip hop and why she was such a rabid fan against it. It, as in the conversation, was basically said that it was not Oprah’s job to find positive rap artist and introude them to society.
So wait? You mean to tell me the QUEEN of Agenda Setting…the QUEEN of FRAMING….didn’t know how to go out and find the CORRECT individuals to give hip hop a more positive face? Are you serious? You are really trying to pass this off on me? And then to say “well, you should forget that because she paid for men to go to Morehouse”. Okay. That’s fine. But if the “images of Hip Hop and the black man” are so bad BECAUSE of hip hop, it’s not going to matter that he went to Morehouse. Why? Because he still a “nigga in a coupe”.
Still don’t understand Framing? Did you see Luda’s interview? Do you understand WHY Luda was SO MAD? Oh you don’t? Well, let’s review:
True, in the end, they resolved their differences, but how much damage was done by what she did? And Luda was not and is not a “Fuck you bitch hoe” type of rapper.#ThinkABoutIt And don’t come at me with “But she interviewed Jay Z!!!” Yea. AFTER he was a successful business man. AFTER he bought the Nets. AFTER his rap career had all but quieted (this is not a Jay Z knock…but it’s the truth. His hustle isn’t really music anymore) They talked Hip Hop, but they mainly talked…well Jay Z.
So…talk me down if you can. Could Oprah have placed a better image of Hip Hop stars in the minds of the American people?