Corrupt

I chose to make my poem using the famous song “B*tches Ain’t Sh*t” by Dr. Dre. The song is extremely degrading to women, yet I know a lot of people (both males and females) who will happily sing along with it. I took the lyrics that were glorifying taking advantage of women’s bodies and demeaning women and manipulated them to a point where it became a poem about a woman who finally took a stand. She chose to leave the man who treats people in this way, and he ends up being the one who is hurting.

The rapper who sings the original verse calls himself Kurupt. I used this word as my title as well because I feel it can truly define part of what is happening in the poem. Synonyms for the word corrupt include dishonorable, untrustworthy, deceitful, shameful and scandalous. The original lyrics of this song support and almost encourage multiple guys taking advantage of “hoes” every night, which can be defined as dishonorable at the very least.

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