Culture Vultures!

Let me start by saying this, I love that the black culture/hip hop culture has been embraced by many of the celebrities who are not (Afro-American) because it just proves how dope, creative, influential African american culture is to society and the impact we have made although credit isn’t always given.  I must point out that it is disturbing when other cultures benefit off of cultural struggles and things designed out of making a way as a minority to survive.  Examples of this are:

-Music – we have one of the most popular sounds in music such as rap, hip hop, blues, R& B just to name a few.  Many of the other musical genres have dabbled in the urban sounds and even created their own success of of it to name a few: Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Jon B, G Easy, Post Malone etc.

Hair – You can find many of the celebs rocking box braids, corn rolls, slick back pony tails with baby hair, and many other styles that in previous times could only be found on the black woman.

Body type – Yes white girls have got thick over the years, but when it comes to curves, minority women majority African women had the bigger bottoms and hips.  Now every Instagram model wants to have the banging body and biggest booty.  White women can be seen on the gram flaunting their assets which back in the day was looked at as fat.  My how things have changed? 

What sparked this post was the other day as I was scrolling the gram: I came across a post of Kylie Jenner posing and singing into her LIVE to Megan The Stallions music, and this was re-posted by Megan with the hashtag – Hot girl – basically stating that Kylie was a hot girl. Alright I am not taking away the fact that the woman is successful and in-love with hip hop culture, but what gets me is that she can take the same song, dress, hairstyle as a black woman and it can become the “IN” thing versus let someone else who really knows the struggle of having to dance on a poll for money, to feed her kids, come from the trap/hood, they are looked at as ghetto or hoodrat.  That why I think there are many culture vultures.  Alot of things blacks created was to make a better life, and play on a talent that they had to get ahead.  

I don’t know much about Meg The Stallion, but I know she was a stripper in her past life, for whatever reason.  I bet she was happy as hell to see Kylie Jenner rocking out to her music, why?  Because its more popular to have the rich white girl promote it that a sister.  Its crazy how someone else struggle is the next persons money maker.  There ae a lot of culture vultures out there so I wont single her out, but I am just calling it how I see it! Thanks for reading, what are your thoughts?

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9 thoughts on “Culture Vultures!”

  1. I couldn’t agree more with this post. Its like something isn’t hot or real until someone White writes sings or post about it! It’s insane and very upsetting. I feel you 100% on this. It rarely urkes me

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  2. Yes!!! It’s not just todays’ music/style etc. either! It’s been happening throughout America’s history: spirituals, folk music, rock n roll all are rooted in the Black struggle to survive. But I also want to note that when the “borrowing” is done in the right spirit—as a collaboration with mutual respect, it can be a beautiful thing that adds to our collective soul. Thank you, sister!

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  3. I agree with everything you said. It is crazy how other cultures copy what we have been doing for years and we get hell for calling them out on it smh..

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