Blake Lively got some flack for saying that she had an “L.A. face with an Oakland booty” on Instagram and now rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot is responding to the comment.
The line is from the rapper’s song “Baby Got Back” and Blake used it to caption a photo of herself on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. See photos from that event in the gallery!
“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,” Sir Mix-a-Lot told Pret-a-Reporter. “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,” he added. “I think now not only is it accepted, but it’s expected