Okay, I meant to do this post yesterday but read about P. Diddy’s Deal with the vodka company and you know Mr. Combs always comes first, but I’m all over it today. Can somebody answer me this? What the fuck is up with all the controversy about sagging pants? I mean, who cares? Apparently everybody. I am shocked! Are States really attempting to pass legislation regarding the way kids wear their pants? Hell, I say kids, but there are grown ass men rocking “the sag”. (The Sag…You like that? I just made that up.)
I did a little research on sagging pants, not much because I could really give a damn about the stupidity of this controversy, when we have so many other, more pressing, issues going on this world to worry about, other than if a young man wants us to see his underwear as he rocks his jeans around his ass cheeks. Anyway, the Urban Dictionary defines “sagging” as; wearing ones pants around the hips so that they sag down and bunch up around the ankles. Originally, this was a prison thing that signified that you were another prisoner's property, i.e. bitch. Punks were forced to wear their pants this way so it would be easier for their masters to pull their pants down and butt-fuck them. (I didn’t say it. This came directly from the Urban Dictionary. Honest).
Now to be honest, I’m not so sure I believe the part about it being a sign, in prison, showing that you are somebody’s bitch. I think somebody just made that shit up just to discourage young folks from wearing their jeans like that. Now, I will admit that I only go to prison to drop people off, so I don’t know for sure. I will say, however, that I do remember watching “Scared straight” growing up and I thought they made mention to something else that let one prisoner know that another prisoner was his booty pal. (LOL. I said, “Booty pal”. I crack myself up.) Hell, they use to say the same thing about a man that wore an earring in his ear and we see how well that worked out.
At any rate, my question still remains; who the fuck cares? I don’t know why it bothers people so much. I’ll tell you right now, I don’t understand the trend, but I have not gotten so old and hypocritical that I want to censor the way a person chooses to dress. Hell, the way I see it is that if the parents don’t care how their child dresses when they leave the house then why should I? (Hell, as a cop, I want them to sag. That way I can see that they don’t have a gun tucked away in their waist band and it makes it harder for them to run.) I know some of you are thinking; well the parents don’t know that they are sagging. I say the hell they don’t. The parents are buying the pants, in most cases. You tell me what mother don’t know their son’s waist size. My mom was keeping up with mine up until I was twenty-one years old, damn it.
It amazes me how as we get older, how cynical we allow ourselves to become and how quick we are to for get the little fashion trends that drove our parents crazy. Why is that? Let these young people be who they are. Who is it hurting? Now I can see if it becomes a gang thing, that’s a whole different issue, but we all know that in most cases sagging as little to nothing to do with gangs. It’ just that people’s sensibilities are all offended by seeing young men’s boxer shorts. Boxer shorts, people! Think about it, these kids take into consideration that their underwear will be showing so they take the time out to put on boxer shorts, the least offensive underwear there is. I could understand if they were rocking tighty-whities, with skid marks, but these kids intentions are not to offend. Why we hating? And Lawd knows I love to hate on the stupidity of my people, but this is not worth hating on. That’s why I am writing this post to hate on the haters of sagging. Let it go, people, damn! It ain’t that serious.
-One Man’s Opinion (What’s yours?) Peace.