I do not listen to your genre of music therefore my reaction is not personal. A Black Woman not complimenting another woman is automatically treated as an act of war, expression of jealousy or inability to do better …
Everyone is commenting on the latest Music Video by Cardi B & Meghan. I am removing myself from “the stallion” part, as I am not into strip club energy ( I have the homelessness to show for it). Couldn’t do it! Yet I was chased by an Italian stranger as a runaway kid in the 90’s. The way he pursued me up to the door of a police station, identifying me as alone and underaged looking, he had a plan for me, and I knew it was prostitution-related.
Before I express in words my LOVE LETTER to these two artists, let us pay attention to how this “VILE, BRAZEN & RACIST” music video has affected music lovers … which are all of us, across races.
If the commenters have a successful platform, run by other media interests, the hosts will express their support to the lyrics AND the singers, while barely looking at their camera – as to prove that they are saying it with their chest. They understand that they need their buzz and controversy.
If the podcaster or YouTuber has a faithful following but not yet a crazy amount of followers (above 100k), they will let it be known how they do not support the vulgarity of the lyrics and how far the music video went to describe an act that got us all there.
If the speaker or public figure is an up and coming commenter, he/she will show great amount of support for both the lyrics and the singers, no matter how aggressive they made the act of having sex be in the mind of any viewer. Black women are again the commodity that is used to portray everyone animalistic side, to the point of making MASCULINE SEX a thing!
Dear Cardi B and Meghan,
I do not listen to your genre of music therefore my reaction is not personal. A Black Woman not complimenting another woman is automatically treated as an act of war, expression of jealousy or inability to do better … The best I can do is to not watch any Music Video that will change my already imaginative mind.
I was compelled to write you a love letter where I share a parallel universe where YOU, Cardi B, get what you want. As you stated in a video, you do not care much about music, you are here to do business and tough luck to those who do not cease the opportunity like you do. In this universe, you were introduced to our world, MUSIC, by a more sensible manager as a success story. From a stripper to a talented rapper. Your skills and ability to do what you do were then demonstrated by YOU. Not the dysfunctions and ratchets that the predators around you love to promote. PR are obviously behind these “randoms” videos where you want to give educated advice to Donald Trump. PR roam the web getting their crazy ideas from a panel of small accounts online to figure out what could work.
Then, in this parallel Universe, you opened a chain of strip clubs, not just to do BUSINESS, but because you are true to who you are. Celebrating what you know while protecting real strippers from violent and dangerous PIMPs. As a married MADAM, you got to release new STRIPPER’s music AND close the door to underaged clients trying to peep through your businesses doors. Parents were so happy about the clear connection between your music and the world it applied to, in the minds of their children. Parents cannot stop children to be curious, but like that look that a Black parent give you, a discomfort is created between what they see and what they are supposed to see.
As for you, MEGHAN, I heard you felt fed up with men and would rather entertain women now. In this climate, it is the best sound you can produce to attract all the abbreviations that only care about their end game but not all of us as part in the game! I hope you find closure in whatever new relationship you choose to be in, while promoting therapy and mental health just next to these new friends you make, in your journey. Men can be amazing when you love yourself. They are ALL dangerous when you don’t love yourself enough. So, it’s not YOU. It’s not your skin colour. It’s all of us. Once you operate from a place of love for yourself, you will find your voice and music lovers will hear it.
BY: Sylvaine FRANCIS