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50 Cent and Big Boi Battle Over Proper Baby Momma ProtocolPosted by Nathan S. on 10/21/09 | Filed under Features, 50 Cent, Big Boi
No one in hip-hop has been more vocal than Big Boi about this sexual and financial chicanery. Along with the likes of Kanye ("Golddigger") and Chamillionaire ("Industry Groupie"), Big Boi's been rhyming about the importance of keeping a sharp eye out for wanna-be groupie baby mommas for the better part of two years now. Just think of it as his public service announcement campaign; hey, we all try to fix the problems that affect us. The best example would undoubtedly have to be his work on UGK's "Int'l Players Anthem."
In case you missed it, here's a quick breakdown of his verse: "Girl don't touch my protection, I know you want it to slip / But slippin is something I don't do, tippin for life? / That's like makin it rain / Every month on schedule / Let me tell you / Get your parasol umbrella cause it's gonna get wetter / Better prepare you for the c support / She supposed to spend it on that baby but we see she don't."
It doesn't get any clearer than that. So now imagine you're Big Boi. You've devoted verse after verse to alerting the public to the dangers of groupie baby mommas. You're chilling in your kitchen one day, listening to the radio, when 50's new track "Baby By Me" comes on. Not only is "Baby By Me" not a particularly good track, it threatens to unravel all the work you've done in one hook.
There's really no need to break down the lyrics here. Put simply, the chorus is "Have a baby by me baby, be a millionaire." So either 50 clearly hasn't listened to Big Boi's advice, which is frankly likely, or even more likely he's actively taking a shot at every rapper who's warned about the pitfalls of groupie baby mommas (apparently the fact that he's now got a kid is basically irrelevant). In essence he's declaring, "they might be a problem for you, but I'm so rich that I can afford multiple million dollar child support checks." Basically it's the verbal equivalent of building a brand new mansion in a neighborhood full of foreclosures just to rub it in. Yes, I know I'm taking this a little too seriously, but on the real, that's exactly what he's doing. 50's always confrontational, and he's chosen his next battlefield; groupie baby mommas.
Now it's Big Boi's turn to respond, and for the sake of safe sex, relationships and bank account everywhere, I hope this is one battle 50 loses. Fight on Big Boi, fight on.