There are just some questions you don’t ask Black women, particularly when you don’t know them like that. One of the off-limit questions is if the hair on their head is their own. This is especially insulting when you inquire about it publicly, and when you don’t have the same energy and questions for non-Black women. That’s probably why so many were perplexed and pissed on behalf of Megan Thee Stallion.
The 24-year-old Houston lyricist made her way across the pond for performances and a media blitz in London, and one of her stops was Tim Westwood’s show on Capitol Radio. During their chat, the white DJ asked the “Big Ole Freak” rapper about her hair (and even her eyelashes), and she politely got him together:
Tim Westwood: Your hair looks amazing.
Megan Thee Stallion: Thank you.
Tim Westwood: Uh, wig or weave?
Megan Thee Stallion: Um…not your business.
Tim Westwood: Oh for real?! Are you serious?
Megan Thee Stallion: Do not ask ladies what they got going on.
Tim Westwood: Normally because I have to pay for it, I always ask.
Megan Thee Stallion: So you a sugar daddy for real?
Tim Westwood: Nails, shoes, bags, sometimes rent. Not yet, but one day it will be titties and a–, I’ll have to pay for that.
Megan Thee Stallion: You just worry about the funds. You just worry about the funding part. You don’t got to worry about how it got done.
Tim Westwood: Sorry I asked.
Megan Thee Stallion: You know next time.
Tim Westwood: With you I do. God damn, I apologize! Eyelashes?
Megan Thee Stallion: What about ’em?
Tim Westwood: What’s your favorite ones?
Megan Thee Stallion: The ones I have on.
Tim Westwood: Perfect! They look amazing. They look like mink to me, individually placed.
Megan Thee Stallion: [laughs] They are.
Tim Westwood: I could tell! I recognize money when I see it.
Megan Thee Stallion: Hello!
You can see that moment round the 8:30 mark:
Granted, she didn’t seem upset, however, fans weren’t too pleased with the question. On Twitter, people said they felt he wouldn’t ask non-Black women something like that, and they also said the inquiry fed into this idea that Black women can’t grow naturally long hair. The consensus was, overall, Westwood just got way too comfortable.
Hit the flip to see what people had to say about the question, which was likely meant to be harmless, but didn’t sit well: