Street Khemistry recently spoke to author Jerra Mitchell who was motivated by Lupe's "Bitch Bad" to write "The Death Of Bad Bitch".
SK: What specifically about Lupe Fiasco’s “Bitch Bad” inspired you?
JW: Well, I’ve always been the type of person to deviate from the norm. A lot of women and men in my generation refer to themselves and other women as “bad bitches” as if it should be acceptable. When I heard “Bitch Bad”, it was almost as if Lupe was reading my mind!! I was inspired to write the moment I heard the song for the first time. Our generation needs to know that “bad bitch” is NOT a term of endearment!
SW: Although this book was not written solely for Lupe Fiasco fans, why may Lupe Fiasco fans like this book?
JW: As mentioned previously, I am a huge Lupe Fiasco fan. I’ve been a fan since his very first album. I loved the fact that he did not use curse words to express himself through his music. So, when I heard “Bitch Bad”, I was a little taken back by his use of profanity. However, the lyrics in the song were REAL, conscious, and relevant. The topics I address in my book are also REAL, relevant, and conscious. Lupe Fiasco fans will also find my book very inspiring – as it tells my journey from a girl, to a woman, to a lady. I share recipes, advice on setting standards, why one should deviate from saying ‘bad bitch’, money-saving tips, and so much more!
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