Cardi B is not here for your nap-and-kitchen shaming. The Love & Hip-Hop: New York star took to her Instagram page to let her 4.5M followers know what is on her mind.
The 2016 Rio Olympics have been extremely harsh on gymnast Gabby Douglas, with her being criticized for lacking patriotism to the way her edges looked while performing. She just can’t seem to catch a break! Well, Auntie Cardi of third wave feminism isn’t here to let the internet snatch the 20-year-old’s edges:
The rapper uploads a video of her after leaving the club, with her hair sweated out. She compares her post-club hair to the Black Olympian’s tresses.
“You know when we sweat our hair out, our kitchen start coming out, right? And it really disgusts me how a lot of you Black females and a lot of you Spanish females was coming at them saying their hair was not done. Their hair was done. It was brushed. The problem was that they sweated out. And this is what happens to our hair when it sweats out,” Cardi said.
She then goes in on the people who are always claiming “Black lives matter,” yet don’t support these Olympic athletes and their physical strife.
“If Black lives matter to y’all so much, then Black looks, Afro looks, should matter to y’all, too,” Cardi continued.
She highlights the bigger problem of European beauty standards that have been imposed on Western culture.
“Y’all are so used to us perming our motherf*cking hair, y’all not letting us love our real f*cking hair. And this is what comes with it. This is what comes with our coarse hair,” she added.
She ends the video by playing with her hair, claiming, “I’m not even going to call it nappy. This is strong hair. When I get into a fight and b*tches pull my hair, this shit don’t come out. Ya hear me?”
We hear ya, Cardi. School ’em.
SOURCE: Instagram | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
Beautiful Black Bodies At The 2016 Rio Olympics
1. Allyson Felix1 of 35
2. Jeff Henderson2 of 35
3. Simone Manuel3 of 35
4. Simone Manuel4 of 35
5. Deajah Stevens5 of 35
6. Simone Biles6 of 35
7. Karen Cope Charles7 of 35
8. Karen Cope Charles8 of 35
9. Gloria Hooper9 of 35
10. Marina de la Caridad Rodriguez Mitjan10 of 35
11. Marina de la Caridad Rodriguez Mitjan11 of 35
12. Gabby Douglas12 of 35
13. Gabby Douglas13 of 35
14. Gregory Bauge14 of 35
15. Gregory Bauge15 of 35
16. Byron Robinson16 of 35
17. Byron Robinson17 of 35
18. Ruth Jepet18 of 35
19. Ruth Jepet19 of 35
20. Morgan Mitchell20 of 35
21. Christine Day21 of 35
22. Nercely Soto22 of 35
23. Annsert Whyte23 of 35
24. Thiam Nafissatou24 of 35
25. Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi25 of 35
26. Usain Bolt26 of 35
27. Harold Correa27 of 35
28. Justin Gatlin28 of 35
29. Tori Bowie29 of 35
30. Stephanie McPherson30 of 35
31. Dawit Seyaum31 of 35
32. Caterine Ibarguen32 of 35
33. Uhunoma Osazuwa33 of 35
34. Susana Costa34 of 35
35. Caterine Ibarguen35 of 35
Cardi B Schools Gabby Douglas’ Hair Haters: ‘Black Looks Matter’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com