Not everyone agrees with our writer Brooklyne Gipson in her post earlier today about Lil Wayne's genius. This Colorlines story by Jamilah King talks about Watoto From the Nile, two girls, ages 9 and 10, who rapped an official letter to Lil Wayne about his disparaging lyrics about women over the beat to Wayne's song "I'm Single." In their intro, the girls say they think Lil Wayne is disrespectful. Watch it after the jump.
The rap is hair-raisingly good; the 10-year-old says, "I'm sorry but I must complain/about what you do and what you say/I'm a girl that's only 10/but for my sisters I must represent." The nine-year-old then says: "My daddy told me I'm a queen/But you call women other things/It makes me mad/I can't pretend/Sir/Don't call me out my name again."
Their YouTube channel says:"Letter to Lil Wayne is a direct statement of justice from Watoto From The Nile. Growing tired and fed up with the constant degradation of Black women inside of Hip Hop music, they voice thier views and opinions on this melodic track."