David Banner has had enough of black women being treated poorly by men. The ‘Play’ rapper defends and celebrates black women across the world in his new song, ‘Marry Me,’ promising to ‘protect’ and keep them ‘safe for eternity!’ Click to hear!
Crunk has grown up as David Banner, 41, one of the rappers who helped popularized the dirty south-style of rap has stepped up his game. Though he’s known for club hits like “Like a Pimp” and “Play,” David has changed his tune. His new song, “Marry Me,” is part of David’s efforts to stand up for black women, saying they’ve been mistreated for far too long!
David released his new song on Oct. 23 and followed it up with a lyric video that clearly stated his mission with the new track. “I’ll wrap my soul around this ring girl / if I could / that’s what you mean to me / Give me your hand and your heart girl / I swear It’s safe for eternity,” David raps in between the smooth R&B chorus sung by Rudy Currence.
“This song is for [all] Black women,” David told XO NeCole, “but it’s especially for the dark-skinned black women. If you look at our culture, our women don’t feel protected. They don’t feel wanted.” It seems David is looking to set an example for other rappers or his fans to follow, and to start treating women right.
“You look at most of who ‘so-called’ people of success cater to – nine times out of 10, it may not be a Black woman at all,” David added. “And if it is, it’s definitely not ones that look like our great grandmothers. And I said man, if nobody in the world says that they love them and that they respect them and that they want them, it’ll be me.”
Well, David certainly showed respect for women, promising to cherish them and treat them like “a queen.” He also wants to prove that black men wanting to get married is not an “urban myth.” This song is a complete 180-degree turn around from his sexual hits “Like a Pimp,” “Play” and “Get Like Me.” But David said that those old days of trashing women as sexual objects are over.
“It is very important for me to say that I’ve done enough degrading of our women myself,” he said. “So, in no way is this downgrading any other rappers or saying what any other black man should do, this is for me. I have some making up to do.”
What do you think of David standing up for Black women, HollywoodLifers? Do you like the song?
— Jason Brow