At this point, I won’t be surprised by anything Chris Brown says or does. Still, I do still feel the need to let the public know what’s happening, particularly as it pertains to antiBlackness and the disrespect of Black women.
Last week, Brown released a new album Indigo, complete with 32 tracks. And one of them has caused the already controversial singer to catch a bit of backlash.
His song “Need A Stack,” features a line that people are calling antiBlack. In the song, Brown sings, “Only wanna f*ck Black b*tches with the nice hair.”
The lyric sparked a lot of ire among Black women online, some who are fans of the singer and others who aren’t. Of course, there were others who defended Brown and accused naysayers of being too sensitive.
Naturally, because Brown is not known for stepping away from drama, he addressed those who had something to say.
“HAAAAAAA. Y’all trippin trippin. Y’all b*tches don’t wanna f*ck da n*gga wit da f*cked up teeth do you????!!!! Only b*tches upset is the uglies (Not the Black Queens) <3 [crying laughing emoji.]”
When a Black man uses the phrase Black Queen, there’s a chance that he’s about to disrespect them in one way or another. Or he already has. And that’s exactly what Chris Brown did with this lyric. His defenders are correct, he didn’t mention what he considers to be “nice hair.” But with the exception of Rihanna—who mostly wears straight wigs and weaves, all of his girlfriends have had hair that is loose, curly and more Eurocentric in look. So we don’t have to wonder.
And the statement of this preference, when his dating history has been rather clear, is unfortunate. Unlike messed up teeth, hair texture is directly related to race. And the fact that Chris, a Black man with a predominately Black woman fan base, would put this lyric in his content to be consumed by Black women is…actually right on brand for the type of man he’s proven himself to be.