by Tolu Orekoya
If you haven’t yet seen the spat between rappers Modenine and Muna, here’s the video:
In a nutshell on the show ‘Don’t Break The Beat’, judge Modenine made a call on a rapper to win the battle, and Muna said, “I don’t agree with you.”
Modenine took the mic from another judge and replied (sounding quite a bit testy), “That’s why I’m a judge.” He handed the mic back to the other judge then took it again and said, “I’ve been listening to hip-hop for a while. TRUST ME. TRUST ME! You have to RESPECT my OPINION.” Muna fired back, “I respect your opinion, but my opinion also matters.”
According to the video, he went on to call her a “disrespectful little girl.” Is that rap speak for “get off my lawn!”? I guess as a veteran in the industry (at
31 35+) the 24-year-old Muna must be a veritable child to him.
It seems that Modenine, did not agree with the compere disagreeing with him. She had no actual power in the matter, so why not allow her an opinion? Is that now the bar for disrespect, having a mind of your own?