The other day, me and J had a really interesting conversation about morals….
Yahoo Messenger exerpt:
“J(12:38 PM): So where do you draw the line with who you support
N (12:39 PM): U mean like artists?
J(12:39 PM): Yeah
N (12:40 PM): Hmmmmm. I don’t know
N (12:40 PM): Let me think
N (12:40 PM): Okay, I stopped liking R. Kelly when he kept switching from gospel to r n’ b
J (12:41 PM): So you don’t hold the artist to a moral code
J (12:41 PM): I don’t either now that I think about it, just asking
N (12:42 PM): Nope, I don’t think I do
N (12:42 PM): I just listen to their music
N(12:42 PM): but realize that their personal lives is just that
What sparked our conversation was our debate at The Comeback Girl regarding Chris Brown and Rihanna. I stated that I’d support him now just as much as I did before. Mind you, I was never a cd buyer for him, but I still like the kid. I’d also brought up the point that I’d heard a long time ago that Jay Z had hit a woman fan and it had no effect at all on my support for him.
I don’t know- I’m just not trying to get into people’s personal lives like that. I expect them to do their jobs (entertain me!) and do them well and my support is based on that. I try not to get to wrapped up in judging what they do outside of recording music, videos, etc. because I realize they are human, just like me.. and thus, make mistakes- just like me.
I also empathize because I don’t know how they do it- personal business on blast and being investigated 24/7, or people constantly offering outside opinions about their lives and circumstances. I’d prolly do a Kanye West. I can’t fathom how it must feel, being followed by paparazzi, waiting to catch me slipping.
What do you think- are you holding artists to a moral code? Why or Why not?