In ratchet news (or not so ratchet news depending on how you feel about it), ”Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” reality star Lil Scrappy recently demonstrated his patriotism and love for the nation’s 44th President Barack Obama by strolling into a tattoo parlor and having the artist on duty draw on a rather large image right in the middle of his stomach. What was the tattoo of you ask? It was a rather unique image of a one hundred dollar bill with President Obama’s face smack dab in the middle of it.
While some felt his new work of body art was yet another demonstration of the Atlanta rapper’s ignorance, others are seeing it from a live-and-let-live perspective. Basically, Scrappy is expressing his love, respect and admiration of America’s first African American President in his own unique way.
I personally don’t know how I feel about the stomach tat, but I suppose there are things far more outrageous that people (celebrities included) get tattooed on themselves on a regular basis. As you allow your brain to take a stroll down ignorant tattoo memory lane, be sure to remember the crazed fan who got that Drake forehead tattoo or even Gucci Mane’s silly ice-cream tattoo, which he conveniently had put on the right side of his face. We won’t even mention Lil Wayne, Tyga or Souljah Boy. And what about the people we know in our own lives? I cringe every time I think about this guy I used to date who went out and got this enormous Moet & Chandon bottle tattooed on his larger-than-life stomach as if he had some sort of stock in the company or something. Actually, now that I think about it, I’d say there are far worst (and ignorant) things Scrappy could’ve gotten tatted on his stomach.
What do you think Lil Scrappy’s latest tattoo?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.