A father’s break up letter to rap music: 'It's your rampant misogyny, homie'

'Your unapologetic sexism is a scourge on an otherwise exceptional cultural phenomenon,' writes father of two young daughters

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A disgruntled father has penned a break up letter to rap music, citing the continued sexist culture of the genre.

[Former] rap music fan, Mike Heenan, says that now he has two young daughters, he can no longer bring himself to listen to the female degrading lyrics that litter the songs.

“It's your rampant misogyny, homie. It is an epidemic. Your unapologetic sexism is a scourge on an otherwise exceptional cultural phenomenon,” he explains in a Huff Post blog.

He adds: “...the game has changed. Since falling headspins-over-heelkicks for the love of my life, that life is no longer about “getting my freak on.” And since becoming a SAHD (stay-at-home-dad) of daughters, cash no longer “rules everything around me.” Frozen does. Dora does.

"I will NOT have my daughters subconsciously, or euphoniously, convinced that "b*tches ain't sh*t but hoes and tricks"."

He continues that, although his eldest is just three-years-old, he is aware that “she grows closer to womanhood everyday”, and so has some warnings for future suitors:

“You will NOT be “making it rain” around my girls unless you are a sprinkler technician. No offense to the woman that do it for art or necessity, but there will be no pole dancing in this family...My girls are pillars of spirit and character and must be endeared accordingly.

“And when my girls grow into those bright beacons of kindness and compassion that I know they will be and the suitors undoubtedly come a-knockin, just know that my daughters will NOT be “riding dirty” with you.”

Mr Heenan concludes that although “as a new dad of daughters, Rap Music, I just can't do you no more,” he will “check in” with the genre “from time to time”.

“This may not be forever,” he writes. “Hopefully, someday, you will realize the error of your ways, or the pop culture scales will tip and start to favor a more enlightened approach to hit making…But till then, adieu old friend. For the sake of my daughters, I've got to kick you to the curb.”