Teacher removed from class after assigning Ice Cube rap song about prostitution to 8th-grade students for a ‘poetry assignment’

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It’s a song with several curse worse and references to prostitution.

But for some reason an Arizona teacher felt it relevant to hand an Ice Cube rap song to 8th-grade students as part of a poetry lesson.

The song, Who’s the Mack?, was released in 1990 and features such lyrics as: ‘This n—- thinks every girl’s inferior, To his tongue, get a dumb b—- sprung.’  

And parents of children who attend Florence K-8  school have had a very icy response.

‘This is not something that 12 or 13-year-old kids need to be a part of,’ Sarah Kelley, whose 13-year-old son was one of the children to receive the homework assignment, told Fox 10 Phoenix.

‘If it were a rap song, country, rock and roll, something that wasn’t condoning inappropriate actions and behaviors then I would feel different about that absolutely.’

Another parent, Carrie Scott, whose daughter is in the class, told KPHO: ‘What the hell was he thinking?’

‘It was horrifying. It was a nightmare.’

‘How do you grade this? How do you grade a 13 year old talking about sexual requests for money?’

The song was shared by the teacher in the language arts class.

According to one child, the video clip was also played.

The teacher said it was a lesson in poetry and told them to study the lyrics for homework.

Scene: The teacher, who works at Florence K-8, has been placed on 'home assignment' after the controversy

How do you grade a 13-year-old talking about sexual requests for money?’
 Parent, Carrie Scott

The district said it has policies prohibiting employees from using profane or abusive language.

The district is not releasing the name of the teacher, maintaining it’s a personnel matter.

For now the teacher has been placed on ‘home assignment’.

‘I believe a teacher is paid to teach my child how to read and write and do math and learn history,’ Scott says.

‘It’s my job as a parent if I want to teach them the lessons about pimps and hookers.

‘That’s my job. That’s not their job to expose my children to explicit music or lyrics.’

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Ice Cube Lyrics “Who’s The Mack?”

Straight gangsta mack
Straight gangsta mack
Straight gangsta mack
Straight gangsta mack
Who’s the mack? is it some brother in a big hat
Thinking he can get any bitch with a good rap?
Rolling in a fucked-up Lincoln
Leaning to the side So it looks like he’s sinking
Into that leopard interior
This nigga thinks every girl’s inferior
To his tongue, get a dumb bitch sprung
As she’s selling more butt
Don’t even get a cut of the money
His name is Sonny
And he know the play
And hope to od that he don’t find a runaway
That’s looking to become a star
He’ll have your ass in and out of every car
With every on and Rick, sucking every john’s dick
Come short of the money, get your ass kicked
You don’t like it but you still call him hunk
Last night the nigga put yo’ ass in the trunk
You wanna leave but Sonny started talking fast
And it make you wanna go and sell more ass
He’s getting rich, you his bitch and it’s like that
Now ask yourself
Who’s the mack?
Who’s the mack?

It is that fool that wanna pump the gas
Give you a sad story and you give him cash?
He starts macking and macking and you sucking
Quick to say I’m down on my luck
And you give a dollar or a quarter and he’s on his way
Then you see his sorry ass the next day
Are you the one getting played like a sucka?
Or do you say, “Get a job, motherfucker”?
Every day, the story gets better
He’s wearing dirty pants and a funky-assed sweater
He claims he wants to get something to eat
But every day you find yourself getting beat
He gets your money and you run across the street don’t look both ways
’cause he’s in a daze
And almost get his ass hit for the crack
Now ask yourself
Who’s the mack?
Who’s the Mack?

Is it that nigga in that club asking
Have you ever been in a hot tub?
I know the game so I watch it unfold
When i see the boy pinned to your earlobe
He’s talking shit and you crack a smile
When he tell you that he can go buck wild
For a girl like you and make it feel good
You know it’s drama but it sound real good
He started dragging and hopefully he can start tagging
The pussy so he can keep bragging
He say, “I’m ‘a leave baby, can you go with me?”
The pussy so he can keep bragging
You wanna do it but you feeling like a H-O-E
You grab his hand, you leave and it’s over
‘Cause the nigga ain’t nothing but a rover
Ya knew the game and you still ended up on your back
Now ask yourself
Who’s the Mack?
Macking is the game and everybody’s playing
And as long as you believe what they saying
Consider the a M.A.C.K. and with no delay
They are gonna get all the play
But when it comes to me, save the drama for your momma
It’s Ice Cube and you know that I’m a
Mack in my own right
When it comes to rhyme and rap
’cause all i do is kick facts
Unlike Iceberg Slimm
And all of them be claimin’ be P.I.M.P.
No, I’m not going out that way
I’m just a straight up N I double G A
Next time U get over on a fool
And you did the shit like real smooth
Thank Ice Cube for giving up the facts
And ask yourself
Who’s the Mack?
Straight gangsta Mack
Straight gangsta Mack
Straight gangsta Mack
Straight gangsta Mack

2 thoughts on “Teacher removed from class after assigning Ice Cube rap song about prostitution to 8th-grade students for a ‘poetry assignment’

  1. we didnt beat their asses enough before sending them to “college”………………….

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