Rappers Young Jeezy and Pusha T Insult Annie Le

Less than a year after the brutal murder of Yale grad-student Annie Le, popular rapper Jay Jenkins — better known as the alimony-avoiding, Lamborghini-crashing, firearm-flaunting Young Jeezy — has satirized her tragic death, and compared her corpse to drug-money. In his recent song, Illin’, a guest verse from Pusha T (another new Kanye bud) features the following display of lyrical virtuosity/insensitivity:

No amount of record sales could derail this
Stuffing dead prezzies in the wall like
That Yale b-tch

Pretty shocking. Listen for yourself below.

Dead prezzies = $$$, in the colloquial sense. “Stuffing in the wall” refers to how Annie Le’s accused murderer Raymond Clark hid Le’s body: by pushing it into a hollow wall in the basement of the Yale laboratory at which they both worked.

Since the song is pretty horrific, we’re hoping this will fade into the MP3 mists. It would be really sad if, a few years down the line, this was still kicking around as some kind of perverse Annie Le memorial. Especially bad timing for Pusha, who just made it big by backing up Kanye at the VMAs on “Runaway” — a way better track. Come on mainstream hip-hop: we can deal with the drugs, prostitution, violence, horrible role-models, and insecure macho-posturing. But making fun of a murdered young grad student? Really?

Would Hov or Lupe Fiasco (or even Ye himself) pull a move like this? We think not. Get your act together southern rap.

  • Winteralfs

    Annie was an amazing girl. She had more class then Jay Jenkins ever will. She didn’t deserve what happened to her and this lame attempt at edgy rhymes is over the line. Our world is much worse for our loss of Annie’s talents and humanity. Making light of her terrible murder doesn’t make Jenkins “street” or “real” it just makes him an ignorant asshole.

    • Huh?

      Jay Jenkins didn’t write the lyric. Just sayin’.

      • Huh?

        “In his recent song, Illin’”

        The song is three months old.

        “Come on mainstream hip-hop: we can deal with the drugs, prostitution, violence, horrible role-models, and insecure macho-posturing. ”

        Right, it’s not like there were mainstream rock bands who did the same thing… :/

        “Would Hov or Lupe Fiasco (or even Ye himself) pull a move like this? We think not. Get your act together southern rap.”

        Jay-Z has said one offensive rhyme in his past regarding asians, plus he was once a drug dealer (Lupe is also rumored to have been one as well), and shot his own brother (in the shoulder). He’s not so wholesome himself.

        HOWEVER, I could see how that lyric would bother some. But then again, rappers, especially the ones that rap about drugs & whatnot usually reference a murder in their lyrics. It’s not all that surprising. I truly doubt that the people involved thought the song would have the impact it had.

        • Theguy

          I think you’re referencing “Regrets” where Jay-z says the word “chink”.

          He’s hardly being racist in the song, he only uses the word to mean “Asian person”.

  • Randy

    Winteralfs is correct! Jay Jenkins is one milimeter higher in life form than the POS who killed Annie. It’s thinking like this which promotes acts like that!

  • Chief Perotti reports

    Klein: since you’re back to your old gossip-mongering and reporting about Yale after Yale after Yale ad infinitum, perhaps you might put the investigative chops in which you so often publicly relish to work on the fact that the University failed to report to students that A GUN BATTLE BETWEEN ARMED CRIMINALS AND POLICE OFFICERS ERUPTED A BLOCK FROM OLD CAMPUS.

    But perhaps you’re just as worried about protecting Yale’s image as the University itself is.

    • BigBlueBulldog

      I think Klein wanted to blame this on Cassius too.

    • Ronald Higgins

      This kind of comment is so senseless. That event, which was covered extensively by the YDN this morning, is not of relevance on a blog about Ivy League Gossip. Ivygate is not a news blog and has never pretended to be one– that’s the University’s daily newspapers are for. People don’t wake up in the morning and check Ivygate for their daily news, they come here looking for stories exactly like this one, funny, trite, and about a topic that their daily newspapers haven’t already covered.

      • Chief Perotti reports

        Covering pop-culture gossipy-gossip about a gruesome, horrendous murder is your version of “funny [and] trite”? No wonder you’re defending this blog.

        • Ronald Higgins

          This post wasn’t exactly “Covering pop-culture gossipy-gossip about a gruesome, horrendous murder”. Was Klein making fun of Le? No. Was he making us aware of the fact that Le’s murder is being immortalized and made fun in a gruesome rap lyric? Yes. Completely valid and important post.

          • PLAY IT NOW!

            So… IvyGate is not a news blog, but it is a news bog.

          • Ronald Higgins

            You just don’t get it.

            Ivygate is not a news source along the lines of say, the YDN or the Crimson. It’s a blog. It writes about Ivy League students. It does not need to report on stories that sources like these will and should cover better than IG ever could. (Since IG has a staff of about 5 and doesn’t have the connections to the Yale authorities that the YDN has had for centuries).

            If you don’t like this blog, don’t read it!

          • PLAY IT NOW!

            So, IvyGate shouldn’t report on, say… suicides, crimes, rule violations, etc… since these are the things that college dailies already report on… right? Well, take a look at the front page.

            STFU.

          • Ronald Higgins

            Next time you have a post you’d like IG to write send them a tip!

  • Ed

    Man shut the fuck up nobodies disrespecting her, “Come on mainstream hip-hop: we can deal with the drugs, prostitution, violence, horrible role-models, and insecure macho-posturing.” you fucking racist bastards, how do you justify that? that isn’t what Hip-Hop is about do you listen to music or do you just skim through it and after all it’s just rhymes i doubt Young Jeezy even knows or cares who this young lady was. all of you racist ass nazis commenting can die slow

    • PLAY IT NOW!

      Seriously, Klein sounds a bit like Bill O’Reilly in his insipid critique of “rap hip-hop culture.”

    • cc2010

      “i doubt Young Jeezy even knows or cares who this young lady was”

      Isn’t that sort of the point?

  • carl

    Man shut the fuck up nobodies disrespecting her, “Come on mainstream hip-hop: we can deal with the drugs, prostitution, violence, horrible role-models, and insecure macho-posturing.” you fucking racist bastards, how do you justify that? that isn’t what Hip-Hop is about do you listen to music or do you just skim through it and after all it’s just rhymes i doubt Young Jeezy even knows or cares who this young lady was. all of you racist ass nazis commenting can die slow

    ————-

    Lets see you defend calling Annie Le a “bitch” and and for what ? To sing a song about “dead prez” in a wall. Shameless. You dont think her loved ones would be hurt by this?

    • Yalie

      Um carl, while I think the sarcasm is a bit weak, I also think you completely missed it…he isn’t CONDONING the rap, he’s criticizing it…

  • izzy

    Hi.

    First off, it was Pusha that said the words, not Jeezy. And two, Pusha (and the Clipse, for that matter) is already well-known, prior to the Runaway song. He “made it big” by puttin’ out Lord Willin’.

    That being said, it’s messed up that he would reference Annie in a negative light.

  • Dalemurphy30

    It seems that no one really cares about all the murders and violence that happens on the side of town you yalies never go through. Rappers talk about violence and muders that happen in their hoods and cities all the time. Where is the outrage for all the other victims. But it happens to one of yours now it’s a problem when someone raps about it.

  • Ed

    Alex klein or whatever the fuck your name is, suck dick you fuckin’ racist cracker and to izzy nobody said Pusha never made it big before Runaway you fucking idiot, so what he said it it’s just a rhyme get over it he meant no harm or disrespect to this young lady or family it’s obvisous none of you’se commenting no about Hip-Hop so don’t fucking comment

  • Y11

    This is terrible. I can’t imagine what it would feel like to be her friend, family member or fiance and hear this.

  • http://www.afrotraditionalist.x10.mx Afrofogey

    Rappers refer to killing Black folk all the time. Why should be Asians be off limits?

    • carl

      Because he’s not referring to “killing” an Asian, hes making light of a specific woman who was already horrible murdered. This is not hypothetical or fantasy. Annie Le is dead, and killed in a horrific manner. How would you feel about a rhyme about the young black girl in Deroit who was shot and killed, Aiyana Jones, and then on top of it to refer to her as a “bitch?” Pretty classless, no?

      • yalie2012

        Carl, you do realize that you make it sound like “killing Black folk” is “hypothetical or fantasy” in your mind? The black folk Afrofogey is talking about were ALSO mentioned specifically in rap and hip hop songs through the years and were ALSO already dead or murdered somehow.

        I really hope you don’t go to Yale, because I’d be appalled to call myself your classmate.

        On another note, Pusha T’s (not Jay Jenkins’) line was definitely a faux pas. I highly doubt he knew Annie Le and even if he did, he had no right to be throwing her situation around like that or to refer to her in such a disrespectful manner.

  • HPtizen

    Jay Z and Kanye has done far more worst than this, believe me.

  • eff the ivy leauge

    i think the line was hot and you guys are being way too sensitive

    • cc2010

      Learn how to spell “league” and get back to us.” (Come on! It’s right there at the top of the sidebar!)

  • Pepperoni Tony

    just want to reiterate that it wasn’t jeezy’s line and the song has been out since june, and i personally think it is a really good song, regardless of this line. good luck finding a rapper that doesn’t offend someone with their lyrics

  • Internet Troll

    comments on this from another article: “we wulda never heard of her if it wasnt for pusha ; N pusha aint a dum guy he is highly intelligent” -http://hiphopwired.com/2010/09/22/young-jeezy-pusha-t-criticized-over-lyrics-about-murdered-yale-student/

    VALID POINT.

    • Parker

      LOL

  • MistaO

    I’m so glad many other people see the hyprocracy in this authors words. Violence for the amusement and entertainment when the victims are expected Black = OK! Concerning anyone else = Not OK!

    Classic Black hatred on display. Ironic thing about it is the author actually thinks his thought process here is acceptable. Well I guess in some corners it is, huh?!

    • carl

      Its not OK in either case, but if a black musician wants to entertain his mostly black audience singing about black murders then thats on him and while I find it offensive I wont speak up about it because its not really my place . When he does it about Annie Le, yeah I’m gonna speak up and make it my business. Take responsibility and drop the support of the hateful lyrics no matter who the victim is, but dont go blaming the man.

  • guest

    this song is mad old. it might’ve been more effective to write this article back when it actually was “recent”.

  • SD chi-town

    i didn’t know you lame fucks listened to southern rap

  • SD chi-town

    i didn’t know you lame fucks listened to southern rap

  • SD chi-town

    you stupid motherfuckers are actually trying to justify why YOUNG JEEZY of all people would do such a thing. such a classless act from obviously the classiest of them all. hey guys, we’re yale students who can’t differentiate class from a dirty cocaine dealing nigger, and some chink yale cunt who got murdered. great guys, keep up the good work up there in connecticut

    • mick

      is this in english, its hard to decipher.

  • http://ketchup-plz.com Sleaze

    I wish hip-hop could go back to the 80′s when brothers said what they wanted, and no white person cared.