Sir Mix-A-Lot Has Come To Blake Lively’s Aid By Defending Her “Oakland Booty” Remark
In case you missed it, Blake Lively sparked controversy the other day for posting a picture of her in a dress looking all voluptuous with the captionL.A. face with an Oakland booty.
This was clearly an ode to Sir Mix-A-Lot’sBaby got back – a song rife with sexual-intentions mainly focused on women who boast a larger than average rear-end.
That’s fine. She quoted a song. BUT WAIT! People of the internet (as they so often do) got offended and furious by the whole concept of Blake Lively inadvertently likening herself to those of African descent… because she has a nice bum.
Basically, she’s been getting a proper earful with words like ‘racist’, ‘disrespectful’ and ‘Blake’ being thrown in her direction.
But salvation has arrived in the form of the original word-smith himself, Sir Mix-A-Lot. Weighing in with an interview withThe Hollywood Reporter, he shared his two pence about the controversy and he back Lively up. In the interview, he said a lot of great things, among which, he said this…
“So I wrote this song not as a battle between the races. 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 dont look at Serena Williams as fat. I dont think she has an ounce of fat anywhere on her. I didnt want there to be one voice. I wanted to say, Hey, us over here! What we feel like is this“
In short, the song was about arses, not race. He went on to say:
That song was written with African-American women in mind, but trust me when I tell you that there are women out there with those curves everywhere, and they were once considered fat. And thats what the song was about. It wasnt about some race battle.
He seems like a genuinely smart and affable guy… the Queen didn’t make him a Knight of the Realm for nothing.
If I were to post a picture on Instagram of me wearing tight trousers with the caption “Honeys call me Bigga the Condom Filler”, I’m not saying I’m black (I’m not), I’m just quoting Notorious BIG. That’s allowed. Just sort of seems like a lot of the people on the internet are like sulky children looking for something to cry about.
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