Six Mix-a-Lot to the rescue! The ‘Baby Got Back’ rapper came to Blake Lively’s defense after the actress was accused of being racist for talking about her ‘Oakland booty.’ The way he sees it, Blake was giving him major ‘props.’
Sir Mix-a-Lot, 52, does not have time for the trolls. The rapper came forward in Blake Lively’s, 28, defense after she was blasted for captioning a photo of her body with the line, “L.A face with an Oakland booty” from Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 jam, “Baby Got Back.” People actually accused her of being racist, but the rapper says that’s just not the case.
Sir Mix-a-Lot was surprised to hear of the controversy surrounding Blake’s Cannes Festival picture. Fans instantly attacked the former Gossip Girl, saying she was racially insensitive but, the rapper explains that his song and her picture have nothing to do with race, and everything to do with celebrating different body types.
“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,” he said. That makes since. And since Blake is pregnant, it’s possible that she just wanted to celebrate her glowing figure.
But Sir Mix-a-Lot wants to be clear. “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,” he continued.
And although he admits this could be an option, he highly doubts that any one as gorgeous as Blake would think of her body in a negative way, especially not in that amazing Versace gown. “No one in the world is gonna tell me that a woman that wears that dress is thinking that she’s fat,” he continued. “No, I’m sorry, it just doesn’t happen. It sounds like to me like she was giving the line props.”
The rapper, who shot to fame in the early 90s, went on to talk about how times have changed since he wrote the song. “Baby Got Back” originally released during a time when women’s curves, were frowned upon and slim figures were praised. But he says people like Blake, are pushing society forward. “
“I wrote the song because I wanted Cosmopolitan, I wanted all these big magazines to kind of open up a little bit and say, ‘Wait a minute, this may not be the only beautiful,'” he added. “I think now not only is it accepted, but it’s expected.”That’s so true! Now, celebs like Kim Kardashian, 35, Tess Holliday, 30, and others are showing that a nice butt and curves are cool.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Sir Mix-a-Lot? Was Blake giving props to the song and women’s bodies?