Zosia Mamet, already somewhat notorious for her love-hate affair with Bushwick, has shocked everyone with the revelation that, back in 2010, she was trying to launch a music career in the white female rapper genre. The video the internet dug up shows Mamet rapping along the Hudson River with Jee Young Han (I have no idea who that is either).
The video is offensive to most people with ears, but in particular, it has caused extreme dismay to Bushwick Bill, a veteran rapper of the area. Because many people still associate Mamet with Bushwick thanks to her legendary housewarming party, they assume her raps are about the neighborhood, even though the song was made long before she ever slinked through it via Girls. Lyrics like “bitch you got it made” and “time to get you out this crazy craze” infer the sort of white girl privilege Bushwick has become synonymous with.
Bushwick Bill commented on the song and video–much too long at one minute and thirty-six seconds–seething, “This white bitch thinks she can come into Bushwick and rap about it? Na na, that I can’t abide.” Although it was explained to Bushwick Bill that the song wasn’t about Bushwick, he was too clouded by seeing red to let it register. After being absent from Bushwick for some time, Bill now has plans to move back to “protect what’s mine from the Mamet types.”
Written by Genna Rivieccio