Amanda Seales Delivered Fiery Spoken Word #BlackGirlMagic Poem at BET Social Awards
Well, now! Amanda Seales rocked the BET Social Awards stage on Sunday with a fiery poem packed with #BlackGirlMagic that you have to hear.
The BET Social Awards aired Sunday night, and its first annual telecast focused on the best and worst in social media that made an impact over the past year. Well, our girl, actress and melanin-proud sister Amanda Seales, certainly made an impact in 2017. Looking cute in a black jumpsuit, the Cali girl did not come to the show to play.
If you followed Seales on social media last year, then you’re fully aware of the many clap-backs she had to dish out to people who, frankly, deserved it.
The Insecure star gave a lesson to men who required unconditional love from their partners, something that the 36-year-old said, “…your girl didn’t birth you. There shouldn’t be an unconditional exchange. The exchange is fair when it’s conditional and you have control of those conditions.”
And for those that didn’t hear in the back, she further explained that this message was particularly for men who treated their women no better than an empty Flamin’ Hots bag.
“To expect someone to love you regardless of how you treat them or yourself or other people is not only ridiculous and self-centered, it’s actually irrational. That’s the unconditional love you expect from ya mama, but guess what? Ya mama ain’t suckin’ your dick.”
And this, ladies, is why Amanda Seales is one of the greatest instruments to happen to social media. So, bringing her unfiltered, passionate common sense to BET’s main stage was a no-brainer. Seales got on that stage and delivered a poem that was an ode to all things #BlackGirlMagic. Describing us as girls who pat weaves to setting up business launches, our Melanin Superhero gave us Black girls just another reason why it’s so damn awesome to be us.
Check out Seales’ performance of one of the best odes to black women below.
(Feel free to repost) #BlackGirlMagic By: Amanda Seales First of all We make this look easy Us black girls with all kindsa curls Smellin a cocoa butter Out here every damn day savin the world. Time and time again We find the ways and means Between packing lunches, planning launches, and *act out* patting weaves To get information And stay in FORMATION, “Girl you heard what they’re sayin?” “Ain’t no games to be playin”. So we show up And show out And Turn up And, “turn this motha out” And flip it And Yasssss biiihhhh Throw sideyes Gather Get folks all the way together With edges still in place Skin defying time and space They call it magic cuz ain’t no way to explain our *sing* “amazing grace” How sweet the sound Of a black girl’s point of a view Knowing that nobody does it like we do, boo Pride in our power Strength in our strides You can attempt to imitate But soul you cannot buy. We work twice as hard And must be twice as perfect, Purveyors of potent truths We deliver in small doses Cuz folks is, shook when she’s movin “OH NO, IT’S ANOTHER ANGRY BLACK WOMAN!” Bump that We’re not hostile, We’re passionate; Clappin back is our way of declaring (claps) we aint havin it They go low, we go high They say no, we defy They didn’t want us to read Kept us out of libraries they built Now we are the biggest buyers of books So, we can read you for filth!!! Our magic is in our love and tears Our fears and our flyness Our sistahoods and insecurities Our ride or, don’t even try it. We are not the one, And still we rise, This is for colored girls who’ve considered gettin your life and are RECLAIMING OUR TIME Copywrite DivaWorks Inc 2018