Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Oscar Special! It's hard to be a pimp, fo' real.

I have a dream. It involves Courvoisier, 4 carat diamond ear rings and a purple Lincoln town car.

Three 6 Mafia really broke down a lot of barriers with their Oscar win on Sunday. It's about time that the academy stopped its biggoted rejection of pimps in motion pictures. They have been second class citizens too long. It reminds me of a few years ago when Halle Barry was the first white woman to win an academy award. If only Huggy Bear had lived to see this day. And proving that art does indeed imitate life, one pimp in particular is having a tough time of it in our nation's capital. Even though great strides have been made in pimp's rights, this just proves that we have a long way to go:

From the Washington Post-

The teenagers testified for hour after agonizing hour about their months of prostitution, quietly describing the tricks they turned on some of the District's and Maryland's seediest strips.

They performed sex acts with men in cheap motel rooms, alleys and the back seats of cars, they said. Clients had 10 minutes or it cost extra. One girl, 14 when she was recruited, said her quota was $500 a night, with various sex acts ranging in price from $50 to $150. Every dollar she and her "stable sisters" earned, she said, was turned over to the sometimes loving, often brutal man they were told to call "Daddy."

That man, Jaron R. Brice, 27, of Northeast Washington, was convicted last week of sex trafficking of a minor, transporting prostitutes across state lines, pandering and child sexual abuse -- a litany of federal charges that probably will land him in prison for decades.

It sure is hard to be a pimp.


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