WOMEN

What Do Kendrick And Kanye Owe Women Listeners?

On the Grand Scale of Misogyny in Hip-Hop, lyrics like “That pussy should be holding exclusive rights to me,” and a call for “turbo thots” to liven up a party (thot is shorthand for “that ho over there”) are not particularly egregious.

Rapped by Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West in “No More Parties in L.A.,” they are the kind of flyby verses that give every conscientious hip-hop fan a second’s pause, before she hits repeat and chuckles over the line about Kanye’s assistant crashing his Maybach just after getting its windows tinted.

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