‘Big Pimpin” Sparks Demi Moore, Kim Kardashian Twitter Debate
Another reason that the Internet is totally crazy: Sometimes a song that’s over a decade old can cause two over-sharing celebrities to fight each other. That’s exactly what happened the other night when Kim Kardashian posted a Twitpic of a night on the town with Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland and DJ La La Vazquez and a caption that read: “Big Pimpin.” Moore, apparently ignorant to one of Jay-Z‘s biggest singles, took issue with the term “pimpin” and questioned her younger counterpart as to why she would use the word.
“Are you using the word ‘pimpin’ as in pimping?” asked Moore. Kardashian replied, “Doesn’t everyone? LOL.”
“No disrespect I love a girls night out but a pimp and pimping is nothing more than a slave owner!” Moore retorted.
Bold counterpoint, Demi. This, of course, brought a ton of replies by fans and followers of each side. Most tried to explain to Moore how “pimpin” isn’t used in a literal sense very often these days — something she should probably know about if she has had any connection with culture over the last 20 years. Kardashian then clarified that her group had just been dancing to Jay-Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’ and her caption was just quoting the moment.
“Nothing wrong with dancing to ‘Big Pimpin’ by Jay-Z in the club,” Kardashian wrote. “Having a girls night out, gotta love that song!”
“Just so ya’ll are clear I like @KimKardashian,” Moore backtracked. I was just making a point about how we have used a word and desensitized the real meaning… Clearly I stirred up a s— storm, but 2 create change U have 2 be willing 2 take a risk and be willing 2 provoke thought & conversation.”
Yes, and using numbers as a substitution for words is also a great way to provoke “thought & conversation.” Look what you did, Hov.