Just freedom from being wack, no Perry, Madea crap, go head head if you feeling that
I know, you'll gon' give me flack for it, "She's wack, we black, we as a people should stand for it"
Jean serves up harsh criticism of the Tyler Perry-authored Madea series of plays and movies (Madea’s Family Reunion, etc.) Many critics, Jean presumably among them, criticized the films for being crude and exploitative
Director Spike Lee famously called Perry’s work “coonery and buffoonery” and compared his characters to the grossly stereotypical ones played by minstrel-era performers Mantan Moreland and Willie “Sleep ‘n’ Eat” Best (pictured below):
These lines recall Jean’s rants against “coons” and “buffoons” earlier on this same album
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