Chris Brown is under fire for misogynoir lyrics in ‘Need A Stack’, a song from his latest album Indigo. Stating a preference for “good hair”, Chris has split his fanbase and upset those who see the colorist foundation of the line.
Good Hair, Nice Hair, Doesn’t Matter It’s Prejudiced Language
Known abusive womanizer, Chris Brown, has no history of uplifting Black women in his music despite their presence as his most vocal supporters. Whenever Chris’ antics make national headlines, Black women are among the first line of defense, shouting they will tolerate “no slander” against the backflipping crooner. While his fanbase is typically silent when it comes to his status as a repeat offender of Black women, it seems there is a limit for what they’ll withstand. Stating he “Only wanna f*ck the Black b*tches with the nice hair,” Chris has disrespected millions from the community that supports him with a dated misogynoir preference.
In the song, which features Joyner Lucas and Lil Wayne, Chris reduces Black women to prizes of sexual conquest. The basic strip club anthem is full of tired tropes about spending big and eventually having sex with the dancer while referencing “Tip Drill”, a song which once got Nelly banned by Spelman University. The singer/rapper’s quip about “nice hair” has ignited discussion on Twitter throughout his fan base. Those who say we should respect his preference are now vehemently denying the colorist foundations of Chris’ lyrics to those who would hold him accountable. However, it’s hard to deny it’s disgusting origins, especially when considering the recent passing of legislation to ban natural hair discrimination in California.
While most of the attention is on Brown’s use of “nice hair, it’s important to note his decision to denigrate Black women by calling them bitches. Rap, as danceable and culturally defining as ever, has long held a standard for disrespecting Black women to assert one’s dominance/machismo. As other races take part in the culture by listening, dressing, and emulating the style of rappers, we’d be remiss to believe the misogynoir is casually laid aside.
It’s intermingled with the choice of video vixen, the harsh descriptors for women with dark skin, and the overall perception of Black women globally. By examining other instances of weaponized colorism for self-promotion and the trend of ‘Blackfishing’, you can understand that the rest of the world, including dense celebs, have a full understanding of the system of colorism and refuse to disrupt it because exploiting it benefits them.
Since the Twitterverse is choosing to debate semantics over the tasteless line, have you picked a side? Do you think the term “nice hair” is offensive? Or are listeners being too sensitive?
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.