Cassidy is […] a rapper whose entire catalog is filled with references to broke bitches, fake bitches, poor bitches, stank bitches, skank bitches, stripper bitches, bus stop bitches, pregnant bitches, and bitch-ass bitches. This in itself is (unfortunately) not uncommon. A list of popular rappers with catalogs full of misogynistic lyrics would take a couple light years to complete. But, this further proves the redundancy of including lyrics such as…
"A fuck in the club bathroom to get a bottle ass bitches"
"Going out with they girlfriend’s shoes ass bitches"
"Red bottoms on, livin’ in the projects bitches"
…in a rebuttal song, as each could have easily been cherry-picked from, I don’t know, 80% of the songs Cassidy’s created in the last decade. It’s Cassidy just doing what he’s always done. And, this is all the male rebuttal song is. An uber-sensitive rapper using a woman’s song as an excuse to do what he’s already done a thousand times before.
Basically, it’s an exercise in a particular brand of butthurtness that’s even worse than the typical butthurtness: A hypocritical butthurtness.
It operates from the premise that these bitches and hoes are “winning.” And, since these bitches and hoes are winning, we need someone to stand up for men to put those bitches and hoes in their places.
This premise conveniently ignores the fact that the last two decades of rap music has been filled with song after song after song after song after song after song of lyrics and concepts insulting and disrespecting women. These are not veiled or implied disses, either. The consistency of these types of lyrics is only rivaled by how bold and unambiguous they tend to be. Songs like “No Scrubs” and “Lookin Ass Niggas” are singular raindrops in an ocean full of “Big Pimpin”s and “Tip Drill”s and “Pop That”s and “Bitches Ain’t Shit”s.
The male rebuttal song—and the male rebuttal meme, the male rebuttal Facebook thread, the male rebuttal tweet, and the male rebuttal thinkpiece—is us (men) showing that we can dish it out, but we can’t take it. It’s a brand of beta humorlessness no different than the eight-year-old boy crying and running to his mommy because the girl he’s been teasing all year finally said “shut up, stupid.” Basically, Cassidy, like the Sporty Thievz before him, is a tattletale.