Kesha’s Appropriation of African-American Culture with “Crazy Kids”

 

 

This video is painful to watch on so many levels as a black person, and I’m horrified that this got through so many levels of checks and verifications (will.i.am, what the fuck?) to still create such an offensive mess that blatantly appropriates from and makes a mockery of aspects of African-American culture. Awful. – See more at: http://owning-my-truth.com/post/51877887069/ke-ha-ft-will-i-am-crazy-kids-am-i-the-only#sthash.GHdjyXWz.dpuf

This video is painful to watch on so many levels as a black person, and I’m horrified that this got through so many levels of checks and verifications (will.i.am, what the fuck?) to still create such an offensive mess that blatantly appropriates from and makes a mockery of aspects of African-American culture. Awful. – See more at: http://owning-my-truth.com/post/51877887069/ke-ha-ft-will-i-am-crazy-kids-am-i-the-only#sthash.GHdjyXWz.dpuf

This video is painful to watch on so many levels as a black person, and I’m horrified that this got through so many levels of checks and verifications (will.i.am, what the fuck?) to still create such an offensive mess that blatantly appropriates from and makes a mockery of aspects of African-American culture. Awful.  – owning-my-truth.com

I will link to other articles with this post. I don’t want to speak over other people when they could say it better.

Case and point Ke$ha, she wears cornrows and its trendy. If a black girl has cornrows, white people assume she has the life of a “stereotypically black ghetto girl”. (Yo don’t get me started on how white people say ghetto for just about everything that is a part of Black culture)

Kesha said to MTV News that the cornrows are a reference to the rapper Riff Raff. She continued:

The hair, it took four hours to get it braided and I had to sleep in a do-rag. And, I’m just really proud of that hair, I like kind of looking like a gangster.

She seems to be an ignorant person to be honest. Cornrows and braids and do-rags are not inherently “gangster”.

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