[white girl]/actress Blake Lively from lifting the line out of the classic rap song (“L.A Face with an Oakland booty”)
…by which Sir Mix A lot did step out (this time) and defend–after Lively came under fire and sent jolts throughout social media for jacking the line:
Meanwhile on white instagram pic.twitter.com/xh97eQdUth
— Ramya (@ramyavelury) May 18, 2016
— Gaby Wilson (@GabrielleWilson) May 18, 2016
Blake Lively should just go back to running her rich, white privilege website #allshesgoodfor
— Manda Tuckwell (@mandatuckwell) May 18, 2016
Although Katy Perry posted the same line about two years ago and too, Khloe Kardashian (who, on a daily basis-is convincing us all that she’s basically black anyways); both girls managed to fly under the radar unscathed.
I’m guessing Blake Lively’s just wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too “Becky” white off the Richter to have an “L.A Face and Oakland booty, yo.”
“That song was written with African-American women in mind, but trust me, there are white women with those curves everywhere, and they were once considered fat. And that’s what the song was about.”
A number of those who initially defended Lively asked why, if there was an issue, it wasn’t being taken with the actual lyrics as opposed to Lively’s use of them.
“I wrote this song not as a battle between the races,” Sir Mix-A-Lot said in response. “I wrote the song because I wanted Cosmopolitan, I wanted all these big magazines to kind of open up a little bit and say, ‘Wait a minute, this may not be the only beautiful.’ I mean, I don’t look at Serena Williams as fat. I don’t think she has an ounce of fat anywhere on her. I didn’t want there to be one voice. I wanted to say, ‘Hey, us over here! What we feel like is this.’”
Sir Mix-A-Lot said his lyrics were written to empower black women by promoting a type of beauty that was being shunned by mainstream culture, explaining his reference to LA as a reference to Hollywood. “In other words, makeup or whatever it took to make that face look good, they do it in LA But, as much as you can throw makeup on something, you can’t make up the butt. That’s what LA face and Oakland booty meant.”
He suggested Lively’s post signifies that “beautiful people have accepted our idea of beautiful”.
-Sir-Mix-Alot via independent.co.uk
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