Kendrick Lamar is a Grammy Award winning rapper. He recently put out a new song called “Humble”, in which he raps about how he’s tired of photoshop and he want to see more “real” beauty, or natural beauty. The music video features a woman with stretch marks and no makeup. Coming from a rapper like that is a swim against the tide, since most rap songs are about girls with big boobs and perfect bodies.
Now Twitter feminists are losing their mind, calling accusing Lamar of misogyny. So why are they upset? Their whole movement is about self love, natural beauty, unshaved pits, stretch marks, fat love, etc….So is it only okay when a feminist says it? Is it such a crime to them because a man put it into a song?
“Kendrick prides himself as being a ‘conscious’ or ‘woke’ rapper yet, I’ve found that his commentary on black women is hardly that,” said Twitter user named Kaila. “In his new single, humble, he talks about want to see ‘something natural like [a**] with strech marks’ and that he finds these traits sexy.”
She added: “He neglects to voice any care for how women feel about their bodies and speaks on his selfish sexual desires… I’m not with it. Black women are not here for your visual or sexual pleasure. We are our own.”
“Kendrick has a rather patronizing, shallow way of looking at situations relating to women,” said another user, adding: “Matter of fact, I wish I could have a gender 101 class with all my fave male rappers.”
Journalist Sierra Mannie wrote: “Every time Kendrick Lamar minds a black woman’s business it’s wack and trite. Or all of his supposed brilliance that y’all assign to him it would be nice if he knew that black women didn’t exist on two spectrum ends”.
Refinery29, a fashion and entertainment blog, also weighted in on the issue, as writer Sesali Bowen claims only people with “the untrained eye” could think that the rapper’s lyrics “sound like an affirmative moment that encourages women to love their own bodies.”
So what exactly will please the feminists? I mean, I don’t really care personally, but I find it amusing that they are literally always mad at men and the world for every little thing. What a sad, angry, little life to live.