My Thoughts | Watch ‘Humble’ With Lyrics Where Kendrick Lamar Talks Photoshop & Stretch-Marks!

My Thoughts | Watch ‘Humble’ With Lyrics Where Kendrick Lamar Talks Photoshop & Stretch-Marks!

My Thoughts:

This is something we have been waiting for right? I mean I find myself swiping left WAAAY too often during objectifying playlists and doing those monotonous scrolls accompanied by an occasionally side-eye on instagram because of the constant reminder of how perfect women’s bodies must look and people constantly pushing it down our throats and into our retina’s.

Beauty standards are jacked up… Did you see that article on Vogue about how to get a better butt with Khloe Kardashian? – Hello?! They somehow forgot to give us the contact details for her surgeon in this 15 minute work-out – How rude… and according to press it has nothing o do with surgery. *rolls eyes*- oop I did it again!

Look… Each to their own, ‘Girl Power’ and all of that good stuff! Because female body confidence is a must – whatever stable form it takes… (notice I say stable…). In the era of surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery being as accessible as a gucci bag in a department store, it felt like a breathe of fresh air to see an actual woman in a rappers video with stretch-marks… like REAL stretch-marks and cellulite… just like me!

This is unheard of.. These video girls are ALWAYS looking like they just had their barbie packaging peeled off!

What did you think?

So, understandably. I shifted to Twitter a.k.a. the best commentator platform EVER to check out what some females thought about what kendrick’s video!

 

Somehow though… even though he spoke some positivity and started to normalise the standards of beauty (to what we all look like) using his platform…. Us ladies couldn’t just clap and say well done… NOPE…

 

I understand that there is SO MUCH MORE to address in terms of femininity as well as in the black community with beauty standards etc. I too, did notice that the dark skin girl was used for the bum and then a light skin girl for the face… *side eye* – again. But this is where we start picking apart feminism. It should be all inclusive… yes! it would have been great to see a full woman instead of body parts, but I believe we should celebrate it as a small accomplishment. Women’s magazines have been doing this for years and we still read them!

Can. We. Cut. Him. Some. Slack?!

One step at a time right? We can’t expect a system that has been dysfunctionally running for years to be magically fixed overnight can we?

You can please some of the people all of the time; all of the people some of the time and some of the people NONE of the time, and these are the people you PRAY for ALL of the time.
– Margareat McBride

 

 

The Lyrics:

[Intro] Wicked or weakness
You gotta see this
Waaaaay (yeah, yeah!)

Nobody pray for me
If you’re not there for me
Waaaaay (yeah, yeah!)

[Verse 1] Ayy, I remember syrup sandwiches and crime allowances
Finesse a nigga with some counterfeits
But now I’m countin’ this
Parmesan where my accountant lives
In fact, I’m downin’ this
D’USSÉ with my boo bae, tastes like Kool-Aid for the analysts
Girl, I can buy yo’ ass the world with my paystub
Ooh, that pussy good, won’t you sit it on my taste bloods?
I get way too petty once you let me do the extras
Pull up on your block, then break it down: we playin’ Tetris
A.M. to the P.M., P.M. to the A.M., funk
Piss out your per diem, you just gotta hate ’em, funk
If I quit your BM, I still ride Mercedes, funk
If I quit this season, I still be the greatest, funk
My left stroke just went viral
Right stroke put lil’ baby in a spiral
Soprano C, we like to keep it on a high note
It’s levels to it, you and I know, bitch, be humble

[Chorus] (Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up lil’ bitch, hol’ up lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Sit down, hol’ up, lil’ bitch)
Be humble (bitch)
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) bitch, sit down
Lil’ bitch (hol’ up, lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) be humble
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, sit down, lil’ bitch)
(Sit down, lil’ bitch, be humble)
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) bitch, sit down
(Hol’ up, bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up)

[Verse 2] Who dat nigga thinkin’ that he frontin’ on man, man? (Man, man)
Get the fuck off my stage, I’m the Sandman (Sandman)
Get the fuck off my dick, that ain’t right
I make a play fuckin’ up your whole life
I’m so fuckin’ sick and tired of the Photoshop
Show me somethin’ natural like afro on Richard Pryor
Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks
Still will take you down right on your mama’s couch in Polo socks, ayy
This shit way too crazy, ayy, you do not amaze me, ayy
I blew cool from AC, ayy, Obama just paged me, ayy
I don’t fabricate it, ayy, most of y’all be fakin’, ayy
I stay modest ’bout it, ayy, she elaborate it, ayy
This that Grey Poupon, that Evian, that TED Talk, ayy
Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk, ayy
If I kill a nigga, it won’t be the alcohol, ayy
I’m the realest nigga after all, bitch, be humble

[Chorus] (Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up lil’ bitch, hol’ up lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Sit down, hol’ up, lil’ bitch)
Be humble (bitch)
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) bitch, sit down
Lil’ bitch (hol’ up, lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up) be humble
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up lil’ bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, sit down, lil’ bitch)
(Sit down, lil’ bitch, be humble)
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, lil’ bitch) bitch, sit down
(Hol’ up, bitch) be humble
(Hol’ up, bitch) sit down
(Hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up, hol’ up)

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