Is She Right? Melissa Harris-Perry Calls Harlem Shake Craze A Misappropriation Of Black Culture

March 7, 2013  |  

From Hello Beautiful

The Harlem Shake has sparked more debates than whether or not Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy. This weekend, MSNBC host, Melissa-Harris Perry used an entire segment of her show to shame the creators of the new Harlem Shake. “I wasn’t going to say anything about the mislabeled, so-called dance craze, really I wasn’t…” But, she just had to. Even though Harris-Perry claims she’s not “hating,” her rant comes off like a angry spoken word performance.

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