XXL editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten says she ordered rapper Too $hort’s video taken down after watching his advice to boys on how to “turn girls out.” She writes: “I was truly offended and thought it crossed the line. …I am disappointed that an employee decided to post it and I am putting internal procedures in place to make sure content like this does not go on the site.” The video, she adds, “goes against my value system and represents poor judgment on behalf of the individual who posted it.”
What Too $hort is saying now:
When I got on camera I was in Too $hort mode and had a lapse of judgement. I would never advise a child or young man to do these things, it’s not how I get down. Although I have made my career on dirty raps, I have worked over the years to somewhat balance the content of my music with giving back to the community.
* XXL and Too $hort speak on video controversy | What he told boys
* Too $hort tweets: “The stupid joke was SUPPOSED to be bad advice but in this case it just wasn’t funny. Rape & assault? Get the f— outta here!”