The Internet Has No Chill Over Kendrick Lamar's New Video Humble

The Internet Has No Chill Over Kendrick Lamar’s New Video ‘Humble’

Black Twitter had (mostly) good things to say about his latest release.

King Kendrick is back with heat

On Thursday, just a week after releasing “The Heart Part 4,”  Kendrick Lamar dropped his first video “Humble.” from his highly anticipated forthcoming album. The video, directed by Dave Meyers and The Little Homies, depicts the rapper as a deity-like figure but for the hood. He’s draped in a pope-esque cloak, having his version of “The Last Supper” with his boys and looking too cool while he’s literally on fire.

K Dot even gives an ode to the ladies who rock their natural beauty and stretch marks sans photoshop.

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Anything but humble.

As expected, Black Twitter had a fit, and the video received overwhelming praise on social media.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Some, however, believed Kendrick had some blind spots when it came to black women in the video.  

 
 
 

As of Friday morning, “Humble.” has more than 4 million views on YouTube.

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I would be perfect if he'd left the 'b-word' and the 'p-word out.  

But the message, "be humble", is on point and exactly what our Black teenagers and young people need to hear [and fully understand].

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Definition of humble

humbler

play\ˈhəm-b(ə-)lər\;

humblest

play\ˈhəm-b(ə-)ləst\

  1. 1:  not proud or haughty :  not arrogant or assertive

  2. 2:  reflecting, expressing, or offeredin a spirit of deference or submission ahumble apology

  3. 3a :  ranking low in a hierarchy or scale :  insignificant,unpretentiousb :  not costly or luxurious a humble contraption

humbleness

play\ˈhəm-bəl-nəs\ noun

humbly

play\ˈhəm-blē\ adverb

First off, I couldn't pass the word bitches....to hear anything else this young brotha said,  And if black women look toward rappers like Lamar or any man to validate their worth and value?  They are in BIG trouble.  I spent a couple of digits argument with......a young black woman about this very thing.  She thought it was a COMPLIMENT and said that the word bitch can be targeted to anyone....not onl females her words not mine.  I wanted to say Heifter have you lost your mind but instead I said that it is sad that some young women in this new generation wear that the word bitch like it's badge of honor and will defend it without realizing that it is an absolute INSULT to all women.  Some young "girls" are seen wearing braclettes, necklets, charms with the word "bitch" on them.  They are PROUD to wear it.  And there lies the problem with our young people.  They don't know they have just been generationally insulted.  But that's like going through one ear and out the other,  So I told her keep living.  One day when you're a real woman and someone call you that name?  You will then understand what I have been trying to tell you.  But!

Ill have to agree that this might be an example of body shaming.  I have long stated that men need to get into the habit of ignoring Black women's bodies, esp. Entertainers, because even the aim is to show praise, it is often received as a form of negativity.  Recently (two weeks ago...ill try to post a link to the program...please listen to the episode), I listened to the 'Daily Drum' radio show on Howard University radio and on the show they featured a Black feminist that stated that saying 'hello" and 'good morning's could be considered street harassment.  I learned so much from her.

More on Lamar, I am not sure if he meant to cause harm (I already stated my dislike of many modern rappers in prior threads, although I haven't heard the full song or read the lyrics to this particular song), but he should probably stop lyricizing his opinion of Black women.  As I stated above, many Black women simple want to be left alone.  We, as men, need to honor that.

RadioRaheem posted:

Ill have to agree that this might be an example of body shaming.  I have long stated that men need to get into the habit of ignoring Black women's bodies, esp. Entertainers, because even the aim is to show praise, it is often received as a form of negativity.  Recently (two weeks ago...ill try to post a link to the program...please listen to the episode), I listened to the 'Daily Drum' radio show on Howard University radio and on the show they featured a Black feminist that stated that saying 'hello" and 'good morning's could be considered street harassment.  I learned so much from her.

More on Lamar, I am not sure if he meant to cause harm (I already stated my dislike of many modern rappers in prior threads, although I haven't heard the full song or read the lyrics to this particular song), but he should probably stop lyricizing his opinion of Black women.  As I stated above, many Black women simple want to be left alone.  We, as men, need to honor that.

I see no form of "body shaming" in this video.  

What I saw was, in his own way, he's trying to compliment women's NATURAL bodies, and throwing 'shade' on all the fake, silicone, plastic surgery women out there.  

Though I did read that they are all over him for using a bi-racial model for the video, but hell, she's Black and Korean, so  . . . 

The way I see it, any biracially Black people out there that embrace the Black part of themselve, are 'Black' enough for me.  

 

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