May 14, 2018

"I’m from the hood. I speak how I speak I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous people choose me!"

"People followed me on Instagram and the people gave me a platform to introduce my talent. I never asked to be a example or a role model I don’t want to change my ways because I’m famous that’s why I just mind my business. This is coming from a woman that bleached her skin but want to advocate. GOODBYE. I’m not apologizing or kill myself because of who I am."

Said Cardi B, deleting her Instagram account, after Azealia Banks said "Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high. There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B."

I don't know how really, really, really intelligent the conversation was before Cardi B became a voice people were hearing or how she could have changed the whole conversation, so I'll just leave you with those quotes for what they're worth.

As for the "bleached her skin" business, here's "'Nobody was upset when I wore weaves': Azealia Banks admits to bleaching her skin and compares it to hair extensions and nose jobs in bizarre video rant" (from the Daily Mail in July 2016).

31 comments:

Quaestor said...

Fame is so infamous these days.

Earnest Prole said...

I wish I could summon the will to care.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

“Really, really intelligent” is a relative term and I’m thinking that Azealia probably has a point. The William F. Buckley’s of the Black female dialectic are those that can talk articulate an abstraction, however wrong-headed. I can imagine they’re frustrated in every direction.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Strike the “talk”. Shit, I’m from the ‘hood, Bitch.

Etienne said...

All the really, really bad things about printed journalism before 1995, have been replaced by the socially transmitted disease (STD) known as the Internet journalism.

If you use the Internet, and you get a rash, you have an STD.

People from the Hood, are actually from that part of a city that used to wash the sewage before putting the water back in the river.

It's not a place you would want people to know you are from.

Bob Boyd said...

If you like your skin color you can keep your skin color.

Nonapod said...

At a glance this Azealia Banks person does seem like a bit of an elitist.

mccullough said...

Cardi B has talent. I give her credit for making it big.

Tommy Duncan said...

Sigh...

jwl said...

Cardi B was wondering where all the money taken from her in taxes was going a few months ago. Is Cardi B being attacked now because she wonders what governments do with 40% of her income? Successful black woman who thinks government should be audited is being hounded for no good reason.

Caldwell Titcomb IV said...

"the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high."

The conversation may have been about ....

A scientist at UCLA reports: "All across the country the big question now in STEM is: how can we promote more women and minorities by ‘changing’ (i.e., lowering) the requirements we had previously set for graduate level study?"

...but it was more likely about how "We need our weave!"

MayBee said...

I am certain of few things in life, but I am absolutely certain I have nothing of substance to add to this conversation.

Achilles said...

The walls on the plantation are crumbling.

Leslie Graves said...

I wish that Cardi B had not deleted her Instagram account because now I am interested in her.

Gahrie said...

Hair straightening and skin bleaching products are a billion dollar business all over the world.

Check out Sammy Sosa when he first came to the U.S. and compare it to how he looks now.

Ironically White people spend billions curling their hair and browning their skin.

pdug said...

Cardi B's filth

What bitch working as hard as me?
I don't bother with these hoes
Don't let these hoes bother me
They see pictures, they say goals
Bitch, I'm who they tryna be
Look, I might just chill in some Bape
I might just chill with your boo
I might just feel on your babe
My pussy feel like a lake
He wanna swim with his face
I'm like okay
I'll let him do what he want
He buy me Yves Saint Laurent

Etienne said...
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tim in vermont said...

"Intelligent","smart","considered","brilliant", etc.. all mean "agrees with me and spreads the one true faith of [blank.]" Obviously, since there is only one true faith, only stupid people could disagree and all who agree are smart.

This stuff is dirt simple folks.

tim in vermont said...

I missed the other thread with this crack, but maybe this is close enough. Maybe we should call it "miscegenation" when a white couple wants to adopt a black child.

mikee said...

Fashion changes season to season, year to year, generation to genertation.
Idiocy remains a constant.
Idiocy over fashion is therefore perennial, and there are always novel idiocies over fashion appearing to delight and amuse us.

tim in vermont said...

Adoptive miscegenation, you read it here first. It should be a tag.

Mary Beth said...

Was "them bitches frontin' like they wasn't trying to get some of the pudding pop!" (about the women who accused Bill Cosby) an example of the intelligent conversation or not, since it wasn't specifically about black women?

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Does anyone here speak jive?

tim in vermont said...

I actually discussed the Cosby thing with a black lady in her sixties. She said pretty much the same thing as Cardi B in other colorful language.

It came up because she was leaving for a family graduation from Hillman.

tastid212 said...

This is just music business crap. Unlike the crowded men's hip-hop scene, the women's hip-hop space is a zero-sum game. A new star knocks out an older star; there's not enough room for both. Plus, there's the authenticity angle. Azealia Banks has a persona, and she's using that processed voice. People get tired of shtick. Cardi B is perceived as less refined. less packaged and therefore more "genuine." Maybe she's vulgar but, hey, people like real. Plus, Azealia is picking a fight with someone bigger now; that smacks of attention-getting. I'm paraphrasing my 15-y-o daughter.

The "lighter is better" skin-tonism tension exists in so many cultures - from India to Brazil to Hispanics to China. Except, as a previous commenter pointed out, among Americans of European descent, darker is better. Intermarriage of the races apparently doesn't eliminate racism, it only creates more color strata to fight about.

holdfast said...

It's nice that Blacks have advanced to a place where the Black intelligentsia can dis Blacks from the 'hood in the same way as the White intelligentsia disses poor rural "white trash".

Reminds me of that brilliant "Black Jeopardy" skit with Tom Hanks - Doug and Cardi would get along just fine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7VaXlMvAvk

anti-de Sitter space said...

"I wish that Cardi B had not deleted her Instagram account because now I am interested in her."

Dont' worry. Yur time would be wasted w/ that sorta weakness.

For real flex, go w/ Woah Vicky and Lil Tay.



Yur welcome.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Not quite vbspurs.

To say the least.

anti-de Sitter space said...

OTOH, definitely a sweatshop of moxie.

anti-de Sitter space said...

OTOOH, maybe Vicky is more of a sweatflop of moxie, unlike the classy predoc,

Will Cate said...

What I know about hip-hop wouldn't fill a thimble, but I'm rather entertained by this Cardi B person.