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29177, A lot of y'all are missing the big picture.
Posted by Queal Jay, Fri Apr-08-05 03:04 PM
This song just refletcs the reality and is a rallying cry for single RESPONSIBLE Black Mothers. After reading the lyrics I had to re-assess my hate for the song because the lyrics are ok. The hook with the constant spelling and repeating of Baby Mama is what ruins it. But in the grand scheme of things it's not as degrading as A Bitch Iz A Bitch or any song that uses Nigga in it excessively.

Coonery and Black stereotypes sell records, but these records don't encourage this behavior as much as it reflects it and imitates it. Take away this art and the behavior will still exist. Black Artists need to be more responsible about the negative energy that they put out in the society, but if you're a parent of a child and you allow that child to be influenced by Baby Mama then it's YOUR fault, not Fantasia's.

The song has the same sensibility as Keep Your Head Up, but it's just not executed as intelligent.

We need to step up and be men and not allow our sisters to raise multiple generations of children by themselves. And while there are a considerable amount of immature Black women who have babies for all the wrong reasons and repeat that destructive behavior, there are far more Black single mothers who take of their business and create as stable of an environment as they can for them and their children because they have no choice. I can't say the same for a lot of dumb, lazy, irresponsible brothers who run through life as if it's one big fuck fest devoid of any responsibility.