Sir Mix-A-Lot Has Vouched For Blake Lively’s Oakland Booty
Except now Sir Mix-A-Lot himself has come forward to tell everyone to chill the fuck out and appreciate a Hollywood actress being proud to have the ass of a black woman while clearly giving “Baby Got Back” props. Via Pret-A-Reporter:
For her to look at her butt and that little waist and to say “L.A. face with an Oakland booty,” doesn’t that mean that the norm has changed, that the beautiful people have accepted our idea of beautiful? That’s the way I took it.
Now let me do this, as far as the critics are concerned: I don’t want to come off like, “Oh, he’s an Uncle Tom,” because I’m not. If what Blake Lively meant by that comment was, “Oh my goodness, I’ve gained weight, I look horrible,” if that’s what she meant — and I doubt that she did — then I’m with the critics. But no one in the world is gonna tell me that a woman that wears that dress is thinking that she’s fat. No, I’m sorry, it just doesn’t happen. It sounds like to me like she was giving the line props.
I think she’s saying, “I’ve got that Oakland booty,” or “I’m trying to get it.” I think we have to be careful what we wish for as African-Americans, because if you say she doesn’t have the right to say that, then how do you expect her at the same time to embrace your beauty? I mean, I don’t get it. I think it’s almost a nod of approval, and that was what I wanted. I wanted our idea of beautiful to be accepted.
Mr. A-Lot was later found dead in his home, murdered by a cabal of Salon and Jezebel reporters. But it was too late. His love of ass had already won. Won all over our faces. Today is for you, women of every color with sloppy butts that make them dicks go sprang-a-lang. Today is for you.