Unlike her appearances in her gun-laden rap videos, Motown’s Molly Brazy’s is soft-spoken to the point of incomprehension in her Say Cheese interview. In the interests of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia, I cranked-up the volume, rode herd on the pause and rewind buttons, and did my best to parse Ms. Brazy’s pistol-related pronouncements.
I immediately learned that Ms. Brazy puts guns in her music videos “because I can.” Which doesn’t rule-out a commercial motive. Just sayin’. As for real world firearms possession, Ms. Brazy has a distinctly Texan perspective: “Who’d gonna come and take it from me?” Addressing the anti-gun flak aimed at her direction, she points out “You don’t always have to shoot it. You can pistol whip with that bitch.” OK then . . .
Apparently, the phrase for shooting a gun in certain urban areas is “bust a gun.” A skill which Ms. Brazy has mastered. “I shot a Draco before,” she tells Say Cheese. “That bitch don’t have no kick on it.” Really? And who knew that a Romanian AK-47 pistol is the sh*t in the ‘hood?
On at least a few levels, the rapper isn’t overly concerned about being a bad role model. “I don’t really give a f*ck,” she admits. Ms. Brazy goes on to reveal that she used to be a gang banger. Sorry, “mafia member.” And that all four of her brothers are currently in jail.
I’m not sure what to make of all this. While I’m a constant cheerleader for black gun ownership, Ms. Brazy doesn’t seem like the ideal spokesperson for the right to keep and bear arms. You tell me. I’ve got to go and check my white privilege.