By: Taren Vaughan
The New Jersey saggy pants ban pisses off Rapper The Game? The skinny jeans craze made its way to into Hip Hop culture and has become a fashion style that some rappers have taken a huge liking to. But not all rappers think it’s cool to walk around rocking pants that they can barely move around in and would rather let theirs hang low instead. The city of Wildwood, New Jersey isn’t having that though as a law prohibiting anyone who gets on its boardwalk from wearing pants that sag 3 inches below their hips, exposing underwear or skin was recently passed there. And for those who have a problem following the law, they will have to come out of their pockets. First time offenders could face fines ranging anywhere from $25-$100, up to $200 for repeat offenders. Putting in 40 hours of community service is another punishment people could be faced with for letting their pants sag.
The news about the ban didn’t go over well with a number of rappers. The Game was one of them. Being the outspoken individual that he is, Game expressed his anger over the ban to TMZ and told the website not allowing people to wear their clothes like they want to is like taking things back to the days of slavery:
“N***** should sag down to their socks out there. They trying to get people to not sag, please. Can’t tell people how to wear their f***ing clothes. What time are we in? This ain’t the f***ing slave days. F*** that.”
“I am with the sagging movement. First five people to get fines, I will pay their tickets … I will go there and sag cause I am a sagging Sagittarius.”
What do you think about The Game’s comments?