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"Sluggy"
Feb 21st, 2004, 10:00 AM
Here's a question i have for you, that i hope you'll find interesting:

My doctor, whose daughter is actually a girls junior ranked in the top 150 or so, told him that at a tournament in Florida I think, that Jennifer Capriati chose a controversial song to play when she entered the court. he said the player can choose which song is played when they enter. the song, which i dont know is a rap song which describes 'bombs dropping on Irak'. Im sure many of you know which song im talking about.

Question: Is it true that this music was played and was chosen by Jen and how do you feel about that choice of music, given the controversial nature of US involvement in Irak, the loss of life etc.....????

I dont have a stong opinion either way, nor do i know that it is true. Please advise, and understand that this is not an anti-jen email. jen is in my top 3 or 4 favorite players....LOL :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :hearts: :hearts:

bis2806
Feb 21st, 2004, 10:06 AM
i haven't heard the song ''bombs on baghdad''.... can i download it off kazaa?

sartrista7
Feb 21st, 2004, 10:10 AM
It was "Bombs Over Baghdad" by Outkast, one of the best songs of the past few years. I think it was hilarious that Jenn chose it - I'm not sure how she thought it was appropriate. Still, it's sonically perfect for making a grand entrance to, and I commend her on her taste :D

"Sluggy"
Feb 21st, 2004, 10:54 AM
Innocent people die in wars. im surprised a tennis player would choose a song so controversial

It was "Bombs Over Baghdad" by Outkast, one of the best songs of the past few years. I think it was hilarious that Jenn chose it - I'm not sure how she thought it was appropriate. Still, it's sonically perfect for making a grand entrance to, and I commend her on her taste :D

CinnamoninCinema
Feb 21st, 2004, 12:11 PM
First of all ...

IT'S IRAQ.

Yes, it happened. Probably wasn't a tasteful choice, but it was related.

jenny161185
Feb 21st, 2004, 12:15 PM
i remember her saying she wanted to show her support for the troops ---- trust jenn to find a way to make an entrance - I remember Roddick chose ''Born in the USA'' as his song

Bероника
Feb 21st, 2004, 12:22 PM
After reading that,my oppinion of Jen fell very low....

flyingmachine
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:02 PM
i remember her saying she wanted to show her support for the troops ---- trust jenn to find a way to make an entrance - I remember Roddick chose ''Born in the USA'' as his song
They are not brainwashed by the mighty Bush sect? :rolleyes:
Well everyone has its own dark side :devil:

Experimentee
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:07 PM
I thought it was so inappropriate. War is a serious matter, people were dying and it was like they were celebrating it :rolleyes:

Volcana
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:08 PM
Innocent people die in wars. im surprised a tennis player would choose a song so controversial
You have to actually CARE about the innocent people for that to make a difference to you. Food inspectors who take bribes to let tainted meat go to market know innocent people will be poisoned. They just don't care. People know the pesticides they put on their lawns wind up in the drinking water of SOMEBODY. They just don't care. People who drink and drive know they're risking other people lives. They just don't care.

Compassionate behaviour is NOT the norm with human beings.

Meesh
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:11 PM
I thought it was so inappropriate. War is a serious matter, people were dying and it was like they were celebrating it :rolleyes:

I agree, totally poor taste.
I don't think Roddick every listened to the words of Born in the USA also.

kerbear
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:22 PM
You know I'm not sure I really care about the words.... (not that I'm really happy about the war either but...)

Is it not okay to show patriotism in the time of war? In either case, in Jen's or in Andy's they were just chose songs that they felt showed patriotism toward their country and they felt they needed it (and they definatly deserved to need it) in this time.

And if you do really care about the words of "Bombs over Baghdad", which I think is an excellent song, then know this fact, the officials only played a few parts of the songs that they thought were socially acceptable.

Mariangelina
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:28 PM
:eek:

I hadn't heard about this, and I think it's awful. My opinion of Jennifer just went down. It's stupid for a tennis player to use something that could be interpreted as so politically charged (although the song was actually comparing 'half-hearted" US bombing raids to the half-measure works of some musicians) in such a tense period. I personally find the Iraq war stupid, abhorrent, and badly planned to boot. War is one of the most morally disgusting things in the world, and very much against my own religion and personal beliefs. It is a bit ironic how the Americans went in without UN approval, and when it turns out fixing Iraq is a lot harder than breaking it, they want the UN to save their butts. George W. Bush is a contemptible human being.

Sorry, that little rant was :topic: But the song choice was very thoughtless. And " Born in the USA" or "Screwed by the USA" as I like to call it- :lol: :haha: :lol: Roddick was never known as a philosopher, but I would think he would listen to the entire song, not just the chorus! Maybe player theme music is a silly idea anyway. I don't know. Seems a little too WWE to me. But everyone has different taste.

Volcana, of course there are heartless assholes in the world, but most of us aren't like that. As a species, we have the capacity to be compassionate or heartless. Some may make the wrong choice, but that doesn't mean everyone's like that.

sartrista7
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:29 PM
I don't think Roddick every listened to the words of Born in the USA also.

Roddick is hardly the brightest bulb in the box. Ditto Capriati.

"Bombs Over Baghdad" is not about war... the title phrase only occurs in the chorus, where it acts as a metaphor for the beats.

kerbear
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:33 PM
I never agreed with this war and none of this shows that Andy or Jen do.

But...

If you have friends that are over there fighting, all you want to do is show them a little support. I have friends over there, and I wish they never had to go but they there and I want to support them. Whether or not you agree with the time of need, in a time of need people of a country need to show patriotism, whether its by waving a flag or playing a theme song.

And by the way most of you that are say that your opinion of Jen just went down, never had a good opinion of her anyway...

alexusjonesfan
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:36 PM
I never agreed with this war and none of this shows that Andy or Jen do.

But...

If you have friends that are over there fighting, all you want to do is show them a little support. I have friends over there, and I wish they never had to go but they there and I want to support them. Whether or not you agree with the time of need, in a time of need people of a country need to show patriotism, whether its by waving a flag or playing a theme song.

And by the way most of you that are say that your opinion of Jen just went down, never had a good opinion of her anyway...
It's not their right to choose a patriotic song that's being poked fun at, it's their choice of songs...both of which incidentally aren't that patriotic at all ;)

"Sluggy"
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:38 PM
not me, but it made me wonder if that was the appropriate choice of music.

After reading that,my oppinion of Jen fell very low....

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:43 PM
Bombs Over Baghdad is a good song and I think it is a good song to come out too. :D ;) Please don't tell me that now all of you don't like Jen just because she chose a song that you don't like. :rolleyes: That song isn't new and it wasn't written because of the war. When I was in high school it was part of our warm up tape and it wasn't a problem then why is it a problem now. :confused: Why is Jen labeled as stupid I don't understand you all call her that and I was just wondering why? :confused:

SJW
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:48 PM
It was "Bombs Over Baghdad" by Outkast, one of the best songs of the past few years. I think it was hilarious that Jenn chose it - I'm not sure how she thought it was appropriate. Still, it's sonically perfect for making a grand entrance to, and I commend her on her taste :Dthat song was the off the HOOK:bounce:

JenCpLvr
Feb 21st, 2004, 03:02 PM
:fiery: Hold on.. What the hell is wrong with you people?!?!! Her intent was support for the troops.. That was her only motivation behind playing the song.
You can go on and on about this "war is serious" hoopla... but you have to make light on a serious matter...
President Bush made a deck of playing cards to capture the most prominent iraqi figures. Yet, that wasn't percieved as wrong. It was essentially a "joke" between the US government. Not only that, but emails are circulated all the time with references to capturing Bin Laden and Hussain. It's been nothing less than patriotic and fighting for the cause of freedom.

Give me a break people!!!!! :fiery:

kerbear
Feb 21st, 2004, 03:09 PM
that song was the off the HOOK:bounce:

Hell Yah! :)

Helas
Feb 21st, 2004, 04:15 PM
Its not like Capriati bombed Baghdad herself.
And anyway it's not like Americas behaviour is as bad as France's in the Alergian war, eh Paul 123.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Feb 21st, 2004, 05:08 PM
:fiery: Hold on.. What the hell is wrong with you people?!?!! Her intent was support for the troops.. That was her only motivation behind playing the song.
You can go on and on about this "war is serious" hoopla... but you have to make light on a serious matter...
President Bush made a deck of playing cards to capture the most prominent iraqi figures. Yet, that wasn't percieved as wrong. It was essentially a "joke" between the US government. Not only that, but emails are circulated all the time with references to capturing Bin Laden and Hussain. It's been nothing less than patriotic and fighting for the cause of freedom.

Give me a break people!!!!! :fiery:

HELL YEAH YOU ARE 100% RIGHT. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS!!!!!

"Sluggy"
Feb 21st, 2004, 06:12 PM
i didnt comment about americas involvement directly. i was only saying why choose a song where the refrain is about dropping bombs on Irak? As I am American and not French, only residing here I have little knowledge about Frances war with Algeria. i also love our troops and support them, and intend to get involved with supporting all of our US veterans upon my return to the States. no disrespect of our troops intended. one can talk about jenns motives without without discussing the virtues of the war. GOD BLESS AMERICA. lets also remember that despite france being against the war she remains Americas first or second strongest allie (spelling?) after the UK

Its not like Capriati bombed Baghdad herself.
And anyway it's not like Americas behaviour is as bad as France's in the Alergian war, eh Paul 123.

*abby*
Feb 21st, 2004, 06:21 PM
can i jsut say Jennifer was actively involved in supporting the troops in Iraq she was even writing to one of the female soldiers frequently showing support and respect. Jennifers choosing of this song was not inapproprite, she was just showing yet more supprt for the people defending the country she loves.are you saying that she should bomb Iraqui troops in support for america like some Iraquis bombed american troops to show supprt for their government?????jenny was using a peaceful way to show her support that is all
there is no alterior motive her people get over it!