Everybody move to the back of the bus
In so many words, OutKast tells other rappers to make way for the revolution they lead; comparing the Montgomery Bus Boycott, sparked when Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus, to OutKast’s movement to revive hip-hop makes sense, but did not come without any controversy.
Rosa Parks sued the duo for using her name in a song with vulgarities without her permission, especially because the song seemed to trivialize the bus boycotts. But Mr. DJ denied any wrongdoing in naming the song after Ms. Parks, claiming:
We were just trying to use her as a symbol — “Everybody move to the back of the bus.” It was just a real fact. We used to have to go to the back of the bus. It was just something real and we tried to make something positive out of it, not in a bad way.
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