I loved Michael Jackson (no homo). Actually, I didn't love the ni**a cause I didn't even know him, however, I did Idolize him as a kid and still think he's the greatest musician ever. This being said, I know a lot of you are saying "what the f**k is Show doing hopping on MJ's posthumous d**k? (pardon my profanity.) To those of you thinking this I simply say "f**k you...go eat a semen sandwich garnished with broken glass and foreskin flakes." Wierdo or not, I know Michael didn't molest those children in the same way that I know R-Kelly did. Where I come from a Michael Jackson joke will get you f**ked up quicker than a 'yo mama joke, as we believe in two things...Jesus is lord and Michael is King.
This post, originally titled "Just like Music" was started about a month ago at the request of my boy Wah-gwan. The intent was to compare modern musicians to the old school musicians the've basically become caricatures of. Soljah boy was the new M.C. Hammer (aka dancing fool devoid of lyrical talent who spends his money recklessly), Kanye was the new prince (aka half a homo) and Lil Weezy....Well, Weez'y's the new Michael Jackson. I can hear all the WTF's as we speak.
I was told by many people to just trash the post rather than risk speaking of the dead. F**k that. I don't bite my toungue for anyone...and besides, I love mike and Weezy...what could possibly go wrong? (Says the man who wore a red leather Michael Jackson Thriller suit the 2nd day of Kindergarden and Lil Wayne Esque leather pants at High School graduation.) God help me...
Lil f**king wayne is the modern day Michael f**king Jackson
While I could start with the obvious similarites ( i.e shiny diamond glitter glove, shiny diamond teeth), I think I'd rather start with the obvious difference. Musically, wayne is a far cry from MJ, will never have as many hits, and most likely won't be doing the plastic surgery thing (unless for some reason he needs to remove tattoos.) Lil wayne did not come from a large family as our boy Jacko did, but was rather adopted into one, the family being Cash money records.
Now this is not a f**king life history of Lil weezy or Mike Jeezy, but rather an ode to the gradual wierdness both was able to obtain all while, strangely (no pun intended), remaining pop culture icons who people strived to emulate. Think about it. Who thought it was cool to wear penny loafers and highwaters? And one glove? Even worse, what grown men (other than transgenders and fetishists) were going and getting lip and eyebrow rings? I'll answer those questions for you...no one thought these things were cool until they were introduced to us by the Fonzy cool, James Dean's of our times known respectively as Lil Wayne and Michael Jackson. Think that anyone could've done this? Case in point: Prince and Kanye West. They're wierdos, but I don't see men all of a sudden rocking tight gucci shirts with chest hair out or wrapping up their permed 'doobies.' It takes a special kind of wierd to capture the hearts an attentions of a most fickle american populus.
If this sh*t wasn't enough to convince you, look at the two indivuals progression into adulthood where both managed to become universal pop stars breaking free of the inital niche markets they served. Black people, little kids and even white boys love MJ (despite the fact that his hair is straighter than theirs). Gangbangers, prepschool kids and tall white women love Weezy (despite the fact the ni**a is like 5'1"). These things aside, both have overcome rough upbringings and achieved the type of status that lets them forever live out the fantasies of their childhood as they would have wanted them to be. (Check the early similarities.)
Lil Wayne and Michel Jackson never have to grow up. Lil Wayne refuses to drop the 'Lil" and MJ lived in an amusement park called Neverland Ranch. Now if that isn't "Toys-R-Us kid I don't wanna grow up gangsta" then I don't know what is.
So what if people think Michael Jackson was trying to be white. Don't the haters say that about everyone who speaks articulately and or has money? Cut your braids you're trying to be white. Listen to anyhting other than rap, you're trying to be white. Bleach your skin you're trying to be white. Yada, yada, yada. I've never heard a white person getting a sun tan described as trying to be black. Either way, this is neither here nor threre. Child mollestation charges were hurled at MJ, allegations of making out with Birdman were thrown at Weezy. These are our heroes, we could give a f**k about the preponderance of evidence, no one would convict Mike or Weezy of anything other than moonwalking or stealing all the styrofoam cups. People tend to fear what they don't understand and as the two of these individuals are the most understood artist of are time, it is only fitting that America activate its subliminal collective defense mechanisms and criticize that which they cannot comprehend.
All I ask is that you remember this as you dawn your newly purchased thriller jackets, MJ T'shirts and glitter gloves. Keep it 100. Don't deny the fact that my man was a f**king wierdo and you probably hated on him while he was here. Sure we all loved his music, but many of us were too busy judging him to admit it...f**k what you heard. If you are offended it is because you are a culprit. I only ask that you....all of you....cherish wayne while he's still here. No homo.
Live, Love, the King of Pop