Rapper Slim Thug took to Instagram yesterday to say that he saves money by not wasting his cash on expensive designer clothes. Instead, he showed his 1.7m Instagram followers some $5.99 wear from H&M which he felt was just as good.
We agree that some designer brands are ridiculously overpriced and applaud anyone who wants to save their money. However… the performer then prompted backlash with his next comment.
“The 5.99 shirt…ya’ll be buying that designer, ya’ll be looking gay cuz all the designers are gay….and I be the one that’s standing there with a plain tee that cost me five dollars..that’s how I stay rich this long…”
Although many of his followers applauded his less-is-more approach to clothes shopping, the gay designers comment prompted a swift backlash.
“Is anyone gonna tell him that there are gay designers for @hm”, was a sentiment raised by many.
“Masculinity so fragile, jelly is stronger,” said another.
“I mean he could have said all of that without resorting to the ‘insult’,” said someone else.
As the comments began to pile up, Slim Thug, refused to apologize. He instead tried to clarify, saying, “For the gay ppl who are wondering what I mean when I say look gay I mean when a hood dude wearing a Gucci rainbow shirt and a man purse no offense to y’all tho 🌈🌈🌈”
Heralding from Houston, Texas, Slim Thug, 42, hit the number 2 spot on the Billboard album chart back in 2005 with his debut, Already Platinum. You may remember him from featuring on the Beyoncé hit, “Check on It”. He hasn’t troubled the charts in the last decade or so. It’s probably a good thing he’s being prudent about how he spends his money.
And that’s supposed to be a bad thing?
When he is in the club and those shorts start to rip I hope he has on designer underwear or he will be in trouble. I used to buy cheap shoes and believe me I learned my lesson.
And that beard makes you look like the Taliban.
Internet says he’s worth two million. In what universe is that rich? That’s barely enough to retire on these days.
Oh, that’s plenty enough. People manage it all the time.
Not enough if you retire at – say – 65 and live into your late 80s or even into your 90s.
How do you live that that, along with social security wouldn’t be enough?
Jon in Canada
Yawn. Just another wannabe thug rapper who thinks he knows what being a man is. They’re a dime a dozen and should be given all the attention they deserve, NONE. He’s homophobic garbage, treat him as such.
Even the Rapper wants people to refer to him as a thug doofus.
Really, rap wannabe Miss Gay-Panic Not-So-Slim-Thug? Actually, I liked the original porn Slim Thug better. I wonder if this possibly DL queen took that name after watching the porn star in action?
I am not into the expensive clothes and most of the items I have were purchased from thrift stores. I have a very utilitarian approach to clothes and to transportation.
Rapper Slim Thug = ugliest face on the planet. she belongs in a cat litter box.
Explain to me again why I should like rap? Clearly not every rapper is an ignorant thug, but this is the rap that rap has earned (and largely deserved).
Wellll, we gotta separate the art from the artist. Wagner was a total racist, but a brilliant composer, and left us incredible body of work.
Personally, I don’t like the insistence and aggressive, non-lyrical sounds and vulgar references of rap. But there are songs and styles in Rap that deliver a very different thing–a dry, rhythmic, “irregular regularity” that’s propulsive and entrancing, capable of amazingly subtle turns and unexpected emphases or pauses. These pieces are highly skilled and utterly innovative, and in the right voices, with smart texts, can truly rise to high art. And that’s true no matter the politics of the artist. The best rap, like the best R&B, cool or bebop, the best waltz, prelude or fugue, all share the same firmament pf excellence in human culture. I’ll put the best rap on the same cloud as Nina Simone or John Coltrane, the same star as Fayruz or Yma Sumac, the same sky as Tchaikovsky or Verdi.
Now Bach, however . . . is floating in another galaxy altogether, keeping company with Einstein, maybe, and our boy Leonardo . . . and that’s just gonna be that. Unless the future delivers a new hyper-genius prodigy of rare, thousand-year brilliance. .
No one said you should “like rap,” so you’re posing a false hypothetical, but hip hop and rap music are 50 years old now, it’s now a global musical form, and there’s a wide array of styles, artists, etc. so if you’re reducing it to “every rapper is an ignorant thug,” you’re showing the world your own ignorance. I assume you probably haven’t listened to much of it, but if you did, particularly some older hip hop from the 80s and 90s, you might have a different view. That is, if you’re open to one.
You shouldn’t. Disregard the moronic responses to you.
cRAP (the opening ‘c’ is not pronounced, lol) is a genre where the two most ubiquitous synonyms for woman are ‘b*tch’ and ‘ho.’
That sums up its artistic worth. The end.
Fragile masculinity is almost as boring as thinking that dressing like you got dressed in the dark at a garage sale is a flex worth bragging about. Next.
Another rapper who’s a Neanderthal bigot. Quelle surprise!
Probably says he’s a KAHRISTYUN too. LOL!