Dooney Da’ Priest has a new kind of crackdown on sagging shorts that may soon be hitting airwaves. It’s called “Pull Your Pants Up.”
I’m the Street Priest, I’m not here to judge
This is a letter to the streets talking to my thugs
Be a real man! Stand up!
Is that your underwear man? Pull your pants up!
The Duncanville musician is best known for his style of gospel rap, but now he’s flying by the seat of others’ pants.
He says instead of butting heads with young people over the infuriating fashion faux pas, he wants to change their minds from the bottom up, by telling them what wearing the low riders really means.
“A lot of partners of mine come out of jail, and they say it means you’re easy,” said Da’ Priest. “You’re letting another man know you’re available.”
The song is meant to pick up where other efforts to lift droopy drawers fall short. Last month, Dallas city councilman Dwaine Caraway’s efforts to criminalize sagging pants didn’t appear realistic.
Da’ Priest thinks the only way to change behavior is to change minds through peer pressure.
“It’s a moral decay of our community,” he said. “They can’t move forward because their social environment is making it hard for them to succeed in life. You’re showing you’re underwear. How can you get a job?”