You’re still popular. You still sell out arenas full of screaming fans; people still buy, or download, your music, and some folks, a few anyway, go see your movies. But I’m guessing you’re feeling the pressure of new artist nipping at your heels; new artists trying to take your place. How else do we explain your antics, your shock moments that seem perfectly staged to keep you in the news, to keep you relevant?
I mean, you whipped out guns during your last concert tour as a show of shock and after dogging Janet Jackson’s ALLEGED wardrobe malfunction, you flashed your boobs and your ass onstage. You ask if molly is in the house from the stage to prove you’re just as hip as the kids.
And then this: you posted another picture to Instagram—another show of relevancy—of your 13-year-old son Rocco Ritchie boxing with the quote:
No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disni**a."
And then, naturally because I’m sure it was part of your Relevancy Plan, as people began to voice their disapproval, and anger, you replaced that caption with this one:
Ok let me start this again. #get_off_of_my_dick_haters!
And then the story kept growing and growing, which I’m sure was your intention, and you issued a formal “apology” through your representative Liz Rosenberg:
"I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur... I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me."
As I explained earlier today to Juan Pablo, there is no such thing as an apology that starts off with ‘I’m sorry if …’
I’m sorry I offended anyone. That’s an apology, Madge. That’s how it’s done.
I don't think you're a racist, Madge, and I don't think, as others have said, that you're stupid. I think you are cold and calculating about your career and will do anything, say anything, show anything, wear anything, to get attention, to keep your name out there. Hmm, come to think of it, that is kinda stupid ...
And, while I really don’t wish to add to your quest for continued relevance, I would like to know how using the term “did ni**a” is empowering to the white son of a rich woman? How, exactly, is Rocco empowered by that?He isn’t. It was a ploy for attention, as are most of the things you do. So stop, and think, before you speak.
Just stop. It’s getting as old as you.