‘Sagging’ – roots and explaination

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Could someone please explain the practice of ‘sagging’ and what the true roots of it are in hip-hop culture and whether there was any practical element to its beginnings.

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Sagging originated in LA county prisons as a way of giving the message that you were “a prison bitch” like chokers. Basically there, it means you’re looking for a dude to protect you/have sex with you. As for how hip-hop decided that was cool, unsure. Seems like it was just picked up without thinking about the meaning cause it was “cool to look like a gangster.”