Wale is Frustrated By The Portrayal of Black Women
In an exclusive blog post for NecoleBitchie.com, Wale expresses his frustrations over the portrayal of black women in media and society. As one to always uplift the black women, it comes as no surprise that Wale chose to express his thoughts on Hollywood, while reflecting on the "good old days."
The conversation was sparked after Bitchie watched his latest video "The Body" (off of his upcoming album). Instead of showcasing boobs, booty, and hips in form-fitted dresses, the model "was a gorgeous brown-skinned, natural hair model named Mariah."
In which Wale explained he wanted to create a visual where "black women were not hyper-sexualized objects created by doctors with the sole intent to take pictures."
From there, Wale continued to pen a heartfelt and genuine response:
I have honestly been sick and tired of our representation in the entertainment world. I feel like they curve “us” as a whole, then every blue moon they allow a pass for a Black person and we’re supposed to throw a party for it.
My question is: What happened to Hollywood?
I remember Lisa Bonet and a plethora of other beautiful Black women on “Different World.” I remember princess Jada [Pinkett]. I used to daydream about her. I was only in elementary school but when I first saw Jada I was in love. Nothing about this princess screamed, “Sex!” My mind was allowed to play with the idea of what lies under this fully clothed “around the way” girl. True, perhaps a child shouldn’t have such fantasies but that’s besides the point.
Black women were represented in such a way that they were not hyper-sexualized objects created by doctors with the sole intent to take pictures, just to add on even more enhancements- be it Photoshop or an abundance of makeup with a sprinkle of good lighting.
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