The net has been roaring for the last day or so with mixed review of Snoop Lion’s Instagram-unveiling of freshly French manicured nails.Array
Indeed, the legendary rapper (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) was dealt a fiery hand of comments after sharing pics of his latest fashion accessory to fans. But, we’ll argue that the response – which was surprisingly mixed – begs a bigger debate: what is the big deal?
Some fans even cite some of Snoop’s most notorious fashion choices over his tenured career as evidence that he has always gone against the “hypermasculine” grain of hip hop. And, the fact that the gangsta rap veteran – who was clearly aware of the potential backlash the picture would bring – still so boldly upload it says a lot.
But, what does it truly say? You tell us:
Are people overreacting?
Of course, Snoop isn’t the only one. Acts like Pharrell, Kanye West, and newcomers A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, and Lil’ B have also been more adventurous with their fashion choices. Adorned in everything from kilt to full out dresses, some of these rappers (and more) have also accessorized their daring ensembles with the likes of purses, colored nails, and even make-up.