On Wednesday July 21, the Florida rapper took to Instagram Live with Yachty, a friend of hers who also has the same manager, Adam Kluger, to denounce that she is racist and appropriates black culture.
“You think if you yell on a screen people are going to be like, ‘Oh, she’s not a racist?'” Lil Boat asks during the conversation. Bhad Bhabie responds, while raising her voice to a much higher octave than Yachty’s, “There is evidence out there that what I said was not that. And what I am doing is not for this reason.”
Yachty, who recently invested in a Jewish dating app with Bhad Bhabie, responds calmly, “But I need you to understand that there is a better way to get your point across.”
Bhabie retaliates, presumably referring to fans criticizing celebrities and performers, but not being able to receive the same criticism. She says, “It’s so frustrating that the internet is so sensitive that whatever I do or whatever someone else does, but the minute one of us comes to them, ‘Oh, Why are you talking about me? Oh, you don’t even let me know. Like what? How does that make sense?
Regarding the subject of Bhad Bhabie Appropriating culture, she defends her actions by declaring: “The only thing I’m really fed up with is the whole thing:” Bhad Bhabie is a cultural appropriator. No, you all make these words have different terms for what they mean. Cultural appropriation is if I were to sit down and say, “Oh, a certain race looks ugly with that and then I’m going to do it on myself. Or say braids, for example, if i say black girls look ugly with braids and i go get them, that’s cultural appropriation.
She then adds, “It’s doing something negative with someone’s culture … But when you do it just out of appreciation, it’s not ownership.”
Yachty continues, wondering what Bhad Bhabie is even referring to. Next, Bhabie asks why she would be considered racist if she wants to be a black person.
“Oh, what? She continues. “Because I have a hood accent? OK. Anyone can grow up in the hood: Whites, Asians, Spaniards, Blacks. Anyone can grow up in the hood. You see Asian boys who are adopted by white families, they don’t have an Asian accent. “
Lil Yachty, who can’t be seen on the livestream but is clearly baffled by Bhabie’s logic, in response to his rapper friend, “I swear to God, nobody cares.”
Bhad Bhabie goes on shouting that she could donate $ 5 million to charity, but she will be told anyway that she’s not black.
The accusations of cultural appropriation against which Bhad Bhabie is protecting herself apparently stem from actions and comments she has made in the past.
Bhabie, who rose to fame after appearing on the Dr Phil show in 2016 where she used the now widely known phrase “Catch me outside.” What if it’s okay? », Caught fire last April after defending himself from trying to be black by comparing his life to Tarzan’s story-a Disney movie based on a character named Tarzan, who was raised in an African jungle by monkeys.
During an IG Live conversation she said: “And then another thing I would like to say is you all say I try to be black because I … and maybe I one reason I try to be black is because I grew up in the neighborhood. Tarzan, right? Tarzan’s story. ” The livestream was interrupted, so Bhabie did not go into detail on the explanation for her comparison.
The next day, the rhymer claimed veteran rapper Lil Kim had surgery to look like a white person while advocating its own use of a darker colored foundation.
Check out the discussion between Bhad Bhabie and Lil Yachty below.
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