Edd’s MANtra: Worst Quote of 2009

Ladies, as if you needed more reason to despise 50 Cent, check out his latest take on what Tiger Woods should have done to better control his harem. From mirror.co.uk:

Fear factor – you need a little fear there, a woman need to feel that maybe he’s going to snap, ‘So I ain’t going to say that.’ With Tiger there’s no fear there. They be like, ‘He left a message on my phone, he say he love me. He was going to leave her.’ And he says, ‘Hey it’s Tiger baby I was trying to get my freak on a little later – if you could call me back.’ D*** – he’s been tried and convicted when his wife hears that.”

Fellas, it’s cool if you break your marriage vows. Just make sure your mistresses are too afraid of you to snitch and it’s all good.

I won’t even point out the obvious stupidity about instilling fear in women. But something else crossed my mind while reading this nonsense.

Although watching 50 slaughter the English language is hilarious (“They be like, ‘He left a message on my phone, he say he love me”) I think its sad that there’s a segment of the population criticizing Tiger not for cheating on his wife, but for being stupid enough to get caught.

Most people, even Fiddy, know that intimidation is wrong. But fostering a “what they don’t know won’t hurt them” mentality, especially in young people, will create a generation that doesn’t take accountability for their actions. Trust me on this: back in Louisville I mentored a group of young dudes, many of whom couldn’t wait to grow up – not to becoming working adults, no, they couldn’t wait to start juggling as many women as they can. Seriously, they told me this.

We’ve gotta keep our kids from thinking – and talking – like 50 and friends.



  1. Edd, thank you for such an insightful post. I wish this post could be circulated to churches, boys’ clubs, basketball courts — well, you get the point.

    On a lighter note: What did Vivica see in this guy? She is old enough to know better!

  2. Ladies just love thugs.

    Have you seen his new video? She’s the leading lady.

  3. I just don’t even know where to start on this madness. I do agre with you Edd in that we have to help our young people realize that being like 50 is not the way to go. When you really think about it, who calls himself 50 Cent? Why not call yourself A Million Bucks instead? So you want to be like someone who is named after two quarters? Hmmm…let’s think about this shall we?

    All of what he said was just plain foolishness and I agree with you as well on the part that people are not even thinking about infidelity but about aww man, you got caught? Can I get people to have some respect for the institution of marriage? From both sides. The one who took the vow and the one who sees the wedding ring and/or asks and gets the response that the person is maried but ignores it anyway.

    Something for people to think about. It doesn’t matter how much money someone has, that money doesn’t stop you from getting AIDS or herpes. And while those two things might not be the death sentence (more so referring to AIDS) that it used to be, there is still no cure and there is still a stigma attached to them. And if people think that those are the worse things that can happen to you because you chose to cheat with somebody’s husband or wife, then you need to think again.

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