Another media attack is underway now that Hip Hop’s First Lady is not separating from the Brooklyn king who use to run rap but now runs the map…Check out the new fiasco!!!
“Tell em why we mad, son?” Again…. What did Beyonce do this time? Ok, ready set go….
The Atlanta Post:
In the black community, there are two folks that you may not speak badly of because if you do, you risk being ostracized by close friends and/or family—President Barack Obama and Beyonce Knowles.
Since I’ve already taken Obama to task on a number of issues, I might as well alienate the other half of the black community and ask what the heck was Beyonce thinking when she decided to do a fashion editorial in blackface? Read More
When you paint your face darker in order to look more “African,” aren’t you reducing an entire continent, full of different nations, tribes, cultures and histories, into one brown color? [....] What if Beyonce were an Asian singer painted to look like a geisha, or given exaggeratedly almond eyes? Perhaps even more important: By painting Beyoncé’s face darker, aren’t the French fashion editors basically treating her like they would a white model, i.e. a blank-palette object on which to place concepts? And not an actual, authentic black person with African heritage? Read More
First let me say that I love Beyonce but as a Nigerian and someone who lived there for a bit when Fela was still alive this is not a tribute to him.
I’ve spoken to my Nigerian friends both in North America and in Nigeria and showed them the photos and none of them considered it a tribute…I understand that her husband jay-Z is a co-producer of the Fela musical but that’s no reason for this foolishness.
If this were a Martin Luther King tribute would she have painted her face black? In Nigeria we have all shades of black so I’m not really sure how this is a tribute to Fela.
And I don’t even see how the clothes factor into the tribute. The only thing close to anything I’ve seen my mom wear or that I wore as a kid is the headress and even then it’s not tied properly. Read more
Once upon a time, not too long ago we took issue with Beyoncé being airbrushed to a much lighter skintone. Today we’re writing about the complete opposite scenario: the singer being photographed in blackface. Source
“Tell em why we mad, son?” Again…
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