Bitch bad, woman good
Lady better, they misunderstood

from Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

MEN:Calling a girl a bitch is bad, but calling her a woman is good. However, if you want brownie points, call her a lady.

On the other side of the coin, Lupe is telling women what they should aspire to be. You shouldn’t want to be a bad bitch, you should want people to see you as a woman or a lady.

Lupe might be also playing with “misunderstood”, as it could be seen as “Ms. Understood”

The word ‘they’ could be used to describe women as a whole or our society but that isnt important. What he wants to show to us is that because of media we dont understand that being a bitch has a negative connotation and that being a woman or a lady is highly looked upon as compared to a bitch.

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