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“Don’t Be A Wigger In 2013”: Azealia Banks Calls Out The Trend Of White Girls Acting Ratchet, Miley Cyrus Responds With Shade

July 9th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Just when you thought Azealia Banks was having a change of heart on calling folks out, she up and makes things entertaining by saying something a lot of folks are thinking. What did she say? Why, let’s discuss:

While posting on Twitter about random thoughts she has (“Lol do you talk to yourselves sometime? like practice conversations you wanna have with people, or just straight up talk to urself.?”), the female MC decided to let the world know that there is a trend going on with young white women behaving “ratchet” for attention, and she doesn’t like it.

“no but seriously can this weird obsession white girls are having with being “ratchet” go away???..”

“… its actually rather embarrassing.”

“Don’t be a wigger in 2013.”

Seeing as the only white woman I could think of who is having any type of ratchet fun in public is Miley Cyrus, I assumed like many others that her statement was an indirect shot at the “We Can’t Stop” singer. Of course, Cyrus’ new style and new music (the lyrical content at least) has been something we here at MN have been giving the side-eye to recently, so when we saw Banks’ statement about such a “weird obsession” we could only make the “OKAY!?” face. Surprisingly, Cyrus responded to such an indirect shot with her own, shouting out Jay-Z lyrics and letting folks know that she’s winning whether they like it or not:

“Call it what you want. But I don’t see Mr. Carter shoutin any of you b***hes out. #twerkmileytwerk ✌”

“Exactly right. I am an old worlds worst nightmare. #outwiththeold #inwiththenewnew”

Interestingly enough, Jay-Z turned around and retweeted her statement as he took over Twitter yesterday to answer questions from fans and critics about his new album. He probably had no idea what Cyrus was talking about, but was glad for the lyrical plug after he shouted out Miley’s love for twerking in the new song, “Somewhere In America” for the Magna Carta Holy Grail album. As for a response from Banks, she claimed she wasn’t talking about anybody in particular (riiiiight) but if you’re ratchet and you know it, then that statement was for you:

“I wasn’t even talking about you….LMAO….. but if the shoe fits. :-\”


Young people these days… What do you make of all this?

Why Are You Waiting For The New Year To Act Right? 10 Ratchet Behaviors We Should Leave Behind in 2012…Starting Now

December 28th, 2012 - By Toya Sharee
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A part of me is so happy to see 2012 leave, as long as it’s taking the “ChriannaRueche” love triangle,  Joseline Hernandez, the Romney family and the Twilight series franchise with it.  But seriously, something about 2012 made me completely disgusted with how African-American women are portrayed and more importantly what we prioritize.  This was the year of the booty shot fails, the stripper/sideline chick/baby mama, and the ratchet.  Sadly, it makes me wonder when we stopped wanting more for ourselves.  It’s like I looked up and one of the best things we had going for us was the cast and crew behind Scandal. Is that all we’ve got?  So not just for 2013, but starting right now, I propose our resolution be to stop engaging in the following ratchet behaviors:

1.  Knowing more about Basketball Wives than Obamacare.

If you can recite the names of all the characters on Basketball Wives, but can’t tell me any of the changes the Affordable Care Act made to U.S. health insurance, I’m going to need you to turn to CNN for at least five minutes a day.  When you become of age to vote, it’s definitely time to know how the economy, politics and world issues directly affect you.  You don’t have to break down the details of the fiscal cliff, but your knowledge of current events and economy should go beyond what you can write off come tax season.