Wale has done it again! And I mean done it as in reconfirmed why I love him so much! In his latest news, Wale penned his opinion on his frustrations for how black women are portrayed in media to Necole Bitchie.
“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…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.”
He says it hurts that there is no substance anymore, nowadays people literally do just try to find the next biggest hit through how many likes a person bought or gets on Instagram. He also talks about wanting to bring a revolution to the way black women are portrayed in music videos and his first attempt at it was while filming for his single “Body”.
“The Body,” was an attempt to get us, as Black people, headed in a more elevated direction. Mariah [the model I used in the video] kind of epitomized what I felt a normal beautiful “round the way” girl looked like. These days, we spend so much time focusing on “that a****, ” we forget how much of love’s chemistry is contingent to a beautiful face and genuine personality. Personalities that used to cut through our television screens when Jada would flex that B’more attitude in a scene. The authenticity back when there was no desire to portray women as just an over-sexualized, clay-like-body to Instagram-obsessed people! Yes, I’m aware that my latest single is called “The Body.” I also am aware we that barely showed the body… Maybe, just maybe, I thought I could trick these dudes into looking a little deeper. And if only for one video, bring back the glory days of a more genuinely prestigious, “Black Hollywood.”
He names Jada Pinkett Smith and Lisa Bonet as woman he fantasized about while he was younger and how it didn’t take them being half naked to make him want them. I guess its safe to say that Wale has a type, so sorry girls from the looks of it you will need more than a big booty to get his attention.
What do ya’ll think, is Wale speaking facts? Let’s Talk Below.
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