“Some think that we can’t flow. Stereotypes, they got to go.” -Queen Latifah
I don’t remember when I was first exposed to Hip Hop. But I do know that I’ve always loved it. And while I’m a huge fan of Biggie, Tupac, Outkast, and Mobb Deep, nothing made me fall in love with Hip Hop more than knowing that women were using a platform-historically dominated by men-to get their points across.
We were all having so much fun. The highly anticipated Bad Boy Reunion popped off, and we all took a much needed trip down memory lane together thanks to the BET Awards. I was Diddy boppin’ across my living room floor and doing the Tootsie Roll when Puffy took a mean fall into the same trap door that Lil Kim rose up out of like a Phoenix.
Listen. As much as people love to hate P. Diddy, there is one thing no one can deny: The man is a legend. He’s responsible for so many of our favorite artists and songs. He basically produced the soundtrack of our lives from the 90’s well into the 2000’s. This Bad Boy reunion brought me so much joy, and I’m pretty sure my heart stopped a couple of times too. Diddy fell in a pit, but like the true performer he is, the man never missed a beat. The above GIF shows me rising up out of the ground like a Phoenix. 🙂 Check out the video!