By: Taren Vaughan
Trey Songz’ new single, “2 Reasons” has been on full blast on the radio and in numerous night spots. And as many might bob their heads to the track, not everybody is all hyped up over the club banger featuring T.I. due to Trey throwing around the b-tch word one time too many. Although people are coming down hard on him for flooding the song with the word, Songz doesn’t really see the problem with using it as women have essentially made it okay for people to call us b-tches anyway:
“The second single is just a fun record for the club. The way I view it is women have kind of made ‘b***h’ a word of empowerment amongst themselves,”
He continues by saying that women who refer to themselves as “bad b-tches” are doing it because we have turned it into a phrase of positivity, something to stand proudly behind. And those are the type of chicks that he goes after:
“For example, they’ll say ‘I’m a bad b***h’ — that’s not bringing their character down, they’re just embracing what been so fought over for so long. So I came for the bad b***hes and the drinks, believe that. The thing about doing music, you’re in a public space so you have to be prepared for people’s opinion. I make a lot of my music for people and the same amount for myself, so there’s a bit of truth in every song.”
Worst of all, Trey Songz’ comments have led some of his devoted younger fans to believe that walking around calling yourself a b-tch is cool, because he said so:
RT @BriaSongzz: @TreySongz said he used the word b-tch as a term of empowerment 🙂
Is it our fault that Trey Songz and others like him got this notion that women get a kick out of being called b-tches?