Rapper Lil Mama Talks Natural Hair and the Black Hair Divide


The social media landscape light up in May after rapper and America’s Best Dance Crew judge, Lil Mama revealed her afro on Twitter. The star normally wears her hair straight and rocks a weave. Most women, (including myself) gave her praise for being brave and revealing her lush, full afro. Then of course you have the haters (trolls) who come out and only have negative things to say. In an exclusive interview with a Love Brown Sugar contributor, here’s is what Lil Mama had to say to the haters, along with her thoughts in general about being natural:

“I posted the picture of my hair and people were like ‘Omg you look like a shocked slave!’ I didn’t get one comment from a white person about my hair. All of them came from the sisters that had these bullsh** helmut weaves looking like a fake a** Nicki Minaj. They don’t know who they are. And the people they’re looking to for guidance don’t know who they are either, which sucks.”

I love that Lil Mama is reppin #teamnatural and her new frohawk is on point. What are your thoughts?

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