Sexist? Kendrick Lamar Criticised Over New Single ‘Humble’

Published: Monday 3rd Apr 2017 by David

Do men have a habit of trying to police women’s style and sexuality?

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is…yes.

The latest man accused of following this problematic trend?

The lyrical genius that is Kendrick Lamar.

I’m so 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

The lyrics above appear on the rapper’s new single ‘Humble’ and criticise society’s unhealthy and often unrealistic standards of beauty.

Alas, despite agreeing that this is a problem, several Pop spectators have stepped out to question Lamar’s supposed bashing of women who choose adhere to said standards.

Do you agree?

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  1. gio88 April 3, 2017

    wow , nowadays there’s a issue for EVERYTHINg , why people don’t bother of more important matters than 3 verses from a rap song?!

    • BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN April 3, 2017

      How is he sexist when he’s telling the truth. Read between the lines. He’s saying women should accept themselves as they are and not conform to an image the media promotes. It’s better to be natural. Many applauded him for saying it. I’m glad he did someone needed to.

    • RIHANNA & BEYONCE April 4, 2017

      Who still use twitter? that song and video is Hot

      • Electrikblue April 4, 2017

        A lot of people use Twitter including your fav

  2. Fancy BISH April 3, 2017

    Funny how these lyrics would be universally praised in the 90’s, but now….smh…it’s so sad how natural beauty is now a problem!

  3. DanYiel Iman April 3, 2017

    Are these people that stuck in a “Kartrashian’s/Tricki Garbagh fake boobs & booty airbrushed professional photographer type scheme , hell if that’s the case I see why Trump is president it’s a reality tv ordeal in the world ?….

  4. Rose April 3, 2017

    Why are they criticizing this the women wonder why girls are so insecure the man is trying to uplift women for crying out loud

    • Daniel June 14, 2017

      By calling them “b****” over and over. 🙁

  5. Beyoncé Jackson April 3, 2017

    This is such a non issue. People on twitter have issues with everything. There’s no real outrage.

  6. Lmfao_Hoe April 3, 2017

    Since theses “feminist ” got so much to say about a non offensive song that actually uplifts a women’s natural beauty why weren’t theses women out searching for “Find our girls” …

  7. Enough Already April 3, 2017

    give me a break. people try too hard. all i got was that he wants a woman for who she really is and that all the extra enhancements aren’t necessary for him to be interested.

  8. Ciah’s Turtle April 3, 2017

    Ppl are offended by EVERYTHING. So annoying

  9. AmbeRussell April 3, 2017

    Where is the anger when drake said “Sweat pants, hair tied, chillin’ with no make-up on
    That’s when you’re the prettiest, I hope that you don’t take it wrong”, or when one direction said “You don’t know you’re beautiful, oh oh
    That’s what makes you beautiful” and will say they want a big booty how for their birthday. And love when Beyonce and Nicki wears little to no clothes. But as soon as says stop worrying about stretch marks and unrealistic ideas of beauty, oh then that is where the line is drawn. And he is only thinking about your outer looks. But the guybsaying u need to be with a fake beauty will have nothing said about them

  10. pat April 3, 2017

    ugh…a generation of simps

  11. Meme April 3, 2017

    Dam* if you do, dam* if you don’t. I honestly didn’t take these lyrics as sexist. I think it was more of a prop and respect to natural looking black woman. He’s actually saying afros and stretch marks are ok. You don’t have fit the white man standard of Beauty. So many girls on my time started posting their natural photos after the song dropped. It was a positive thing.

  12. Lawrence April 3, 2017

    Refreshing to see intellectual discourse in the comments section of this blog. Totally agree that he was uplifting natural beauty and the sensitivity squad hopped on the bandwagon calling out a non-issue. Go Kendrick.

  13. boomkack123 April 3, 2017

    Oh, girl…. #FakeOutrage

  14. lovely April 3, 2017

    It’s called human evolution. Technology is winning.

  15. Jamal April 3, 2017

    So because he expressed his feelings on wanting something that is realistic instead of what is deems nowadays ok (photoshop, surgeries and such ) he’s bashing women? The man has a right to express his opinion and I honestly don’t see how his opinion is bashing women. If anything it should be seen as uplifting……smh

  16. RihYonce April 3, 2017

    I really hate simple minded people. He clearly is trying to get these insecure ass females to embrace their natural beauty. In the 90’s/ early 2000s natural beauty was praised. Everything is so fake now. what’s really stupid is that people actually have a problem with this and it’s so much more important stuff going on in the world.

  17. Trumpland April 3, 2017

    Black men love natural hair? Since when? The love calling black women nappy headed.

  18. SdotB April 3, 2017

    Boy, no one can have an opinion about how they like their women now? So now he’s bashing all women because he’d rather have a humble woman instead of someone who’s vain?

    Also, to the tweet that stated that women should be acknowledged by their intellect as opposed to their faces, hair, and asses, yet have an issue with his lyrics…is contradictory. He clearly is talking to the women who put their bodies on display with fake hair, fake asses, and too much make-up, & telling them that humbleness & natural beauty is more attractive.

    If you want to be acknowledged by intellect than you need to show intellec. A lot of these vain women (and men; people in general), are usually so caught up in how they look (especially with social media), so they will end up making it difficult for others to find deeper qualities.

  19. Tori April 3, 2017

    Anyone who finds a problem with this song IS the problem.

  20. Jam Tuesday those dayz April 3, 2017


  21. Last name Ever, first name Greatest April 4, 2017

    Can’t they tell that his intentions are the very antithesis of what they’re suggesting.
    Done with these low lives

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