By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      The war on hip-hop has mostly stayed on the content of rappers’ lyrics, but now it’s moving towards how hip-hop heads are wearing their clothes. According to a CNN news story a small Louisiana town, Delcambre, has made a new law where people sagging their pants low enough to expose their underwear or bare buttocks could face a $500 fine and six months in jail. The idea became so popular that cities like Atlanta and Trenton, New Jersey are looking to add a similar law in their cities. The cities are also looking at it as a way to help at-risk youth get on the right path.

      "Are they employed? Do they have a high school diploma? It’s a wonderful way to redirect at that point," Trenton Councilwoman Annette Lartigue, who is drafting a law to outlaw saggy pants, told CNN. "The message is clear: We don’t want to see your backside."

      The style of sagging pants was believed to start in prison. Back in the day prisoners were not given belts to hold their prison-issued pants up for fear of suicide or use as a weapon. The style came out the prisons and into the hip-hop world in the 80’s and has been here ever since. Hopefully they’ll fine those plumbers that expose their backsides too.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/mississippi80 mississippian

    No No No you dumb
    lil fucks.
    Sagging pants did not come from prison. It came from the hood. I rock my shit the way I rock my shit and I be damned if somebodies mom gone tell me how to.
    If you don’t want to see it then don’t fucking look. it’s simple.
    White suburban skateboard kids do it. Black kids in the hood do it.
    Lil wanna be ‘s do it. It’s nothing.
    There THEY go worried about the wrong shit again.
    And they ain’t going to stop until we turn it into Watts again and riot. Maybe then they’ll listen huh?

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/clue ponyboy

    fuck the world 666 pod mvp g

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Augustine gbonkolenken

    fuck tha law.. amma keep my pants sag alll day till i D.I.E.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/P-Jizzle Thick-Daddy

    Sag means fag in prison

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/joanna78 4acresblahblah

    Here we go again, huhhh. Ok, the shit looks bad, it aint sexy, or cute. U think u representing tha so called hood? No no no, u represent ignorance!!!! And for ur info mississippian, this bullshit did start in prison? Do ur research damnmit!!!! They had them turned out punks there walking around the cell and whatnot with their assess hanging out!!!!! As a REPRESENTATION of being some mans bitch in there. Now, it gives a true meaning to who represents what? It is what it is. The TRUTH. So next time u decide to sag ur pants, thinking u look good or hard, nooooo!!!! U look like the prison mans BITCH!!!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/joanna78 4acresblahblah

    Dumb ASSESS!!!! Leave that shit to the females to have they asses hanging out, not u dumb fools!!! Besides…. if u guys are ballin sooo hard, then u can afford a belt, right? Hmmmm.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/skinnie26 shatez00

    Sagging is just nasty!!! No class to it at all. Look at the fashion today. No label is promoting sagging. If anything, today jeans are designed to show the masculine image of a mans sexy legs. go to Macy’s or Nordstroms and look at the jeans.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/skinnie26 shatez00

    Mississippian, come on now, it’s understood that Mississippi is among the lowest when it comes to education, but you take the cake!!! -Shatez00 wifey

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Frank_Doket Doket

    QWhat! thats some bullshit. Fuck the law, fuck the world. I sag my pants so its easier for the world to kiss my ass. For my homies, do wut yall do.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Smoove_Operator Fresh2Death219

    Get the Fuck out of here. Sagging did not start in fucking prison. Yall do some research and stop beleiving all the bullshit that the news tell you.

    Sagging is from the poor culture. It came from when parent passed clothes down from one sibbling to the next,because they could not afford new clothes. Most of the time the clothes would be to big. Which what leads to sagging.

    Dont get me wrong it is in some cases were people do need to pull up they damn pants.
    Like when a dude is showing there whole ass. That not cool. but a lil sag is aight. Just showing the top of the boxers is aight. LOL.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/creole1 louisiana1

    My man above got it right^^^^^^^^^

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/djrawsauce rawsauce

    It doesn’t fuckin matter where saggin came from. The fact of the matter is, everything in hood or Hip Hop culture is being emulated by suburban youth. The moment some of these high society white kids and shit come home with a “hood” type look. There is going to be an uproar about the shit because they don’t want their kids to be associated or appearing like they are involved in anything on the other side of the tracks. I look at the Jena 6 situation and it just seems like anything nowadays can get you locked up, from a schoolyard fight to the way you wear your clothes. The next thing you know it’ll be slang or something even more petty to get us locked up for and wasting tax dollars on bullshit jail time.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Bragonti_45 Carlito Bragonti33

    Niggas please wake up before its to late!!!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/joanna78 4acresblahblah

    Ok, for the purse snatchers and stick up men that think this shit is some kind of statement??? Ummm ur an idiot!!!! Fresh2death, u sound halfway decent, please don’t believe the hype!!! It looks awful!!! But arguing is useless with the rest of these bums, cuz it seems that the average so called thug and gangbangers are comfortable in their own ignorance!!!! oh, for doket hope u read this….. THINK OUTSIDE THE BUN!!!!!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/jaedvision Jae The Vision

    fuck that shit. These pigs always tryin some new law i aint listenin to that bullshit. Outlaw fuck that. all these laws just keep a nigga in a trap cuz other dumb mufuckas follow it and group up when the next man dont then it makes it seem like that person doin somethin wrong

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/spnzjin J.A.E

    iight there is a big debate as to wether or not to sag your pants…I say fuckin leave us alone n let us wear our pants the way we want… if we look stupid then let us look stupid… we feel comfortable wearin it like that… it not u its us so leave it alone… JAE

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/sane sane210

    it doesnt matter where it came from but the fact that the law is again trying to limit out rights now its how to dress and next it will be how to talk….^6^ GD till the world blow

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/saintswork saintzwork

    back when i was n school,we would clown niggaz 4 floodin. so to make pants look longer u pull them down at tha waist. u get use to it and wearin ya pant on ya waist got uncomfortable.
    saggin is comfortable, its alot of shit i dat i dont like. stankin ass people on the elevator, people wit holes all ova they clothes, people who dress they kids in diapers….just diapers.shortys be 2 and 3 playing outside in nothing but a diaper. they just need to get they jails full. u kno niggaz aint sellin dope like we use to.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/THE1ANDONLYFLAME :.FLAME.:

    the point here ain’t who thinks sagging is in fashion or out. i personally don’t sag.but the point is what they’re doing about it. it’s a freedom of expression issue. if we all had the same opinions on fashion, then we’d all wear the same thing. but we don’t. it’s not about you or me. it’s bigger than that. the lady said it herself in the interview, if you’re sagging then you must not be in school. that’s her indirect way of calling us stupid. and by us i mean the hip hop culture. it doesn’t just stop at sagging. sooner or later it’s going to hit something about every single one of us, and our so called freedom of speech and expression.so go ahead and let them confuse us into arguing with each other(like on this comment blog) while they steady stomp us back into that hole in the ground.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/slim1 slim6oy

    fucc every6ody if a nigga want to wear his pants how he wants to who the fucc is ant60dy to tell him he cant do it

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/D-Shot Adiktiv

    This is all another ploy to take away rights and lock up niggas at the same time. How is locking up and fining anyone going to help them grow up or get a job. Put some legislation in place really aimed at fixing the problem instead of trying to flex government muscle. Wake up ya’ll. It’s saggy pants today. Tomorrow it will be ugly people, fat people, or women who expose too much skin.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/MACFLE01 ITS MAC NIGGA

    DAMN I DONT LIKE THAT SHIT HOW U GONE TELL SOMEBODY HOW TO WEAR THERE CLOTHES ME I DONT SAG HARD LIKE THAT BUT I DAMN SHOW DONT FLOOD G I WEAR MY SHIT LIKE WHAT I CALL HALF MASS WHITCH IS LIKE RITE IN THE MIDDLE LOL NO HOMO U FOLLOW ME THATS JUST ANOTHER WAY FOR THE WHITE MAN TO THROW MORE OF OUR KIND IN JAIL IF BILLY LIKE HIS SHIT PULLED UP TO WERE U CAN SEE THE NIGGA NUTTS THAN LET BILLY LAME ASS DO THAT SHIT BUT IF TYROME LIKE HIS SHIT SAGGIN THEN LET TYROME DO HIM CAUSE ITS ALL ABOUT HOW U CONFORABLE YA DIGG THIS IS A CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE BLACK MAN SO THEY CAN THROW ALL US IN JAIL FOR NO REASON THINK ABOUT IT WHAT RACE SAGGS THE MOST AND IS NONE FOR SAGGING BLACK PEOPLE LIKE ME IN U I DONT GO SO FAR AS TO LET MY HOLE ASS HANG OUT MY JEANS BUT I DONT GOT MY SHIT PULLED UP TO THE POINT WEAR MY SHIT AND SWAGGIN RITE ON MY KICKZ U SMELL ME MY SHIT GOTTA BE JUST RIGHT SO ITS HALF MASS HALF ASS ALL DAY WIT ME G CALL ME WHAT U WANT