Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ Outrages Feminists

Women and Feminists criticized Kendrick Lamar via social media for lines on his second single, “Humble.”

In the song, Kendrick expressed his displeasure with how it’s become popular for women to Photoshop their pictures and chase perfection by altering their physical appearance by forsaking their natural features.

Vlad TV Writes:

Kendrick Lamar’s new song and video “Humble” is setting up fans for the release of his next album which many are excited about. However, there were some who took issue with what the rapper was saying in his single, specifically the commentary on women. Some women via social media accused the rapper of trying to put down certain types of women to uplift others with his bars. In the song, Kendrick said “I’m so f*cking sick and tired of the Photoshop/Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor/Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks.”

The lines in question made many women take to social media to question the rapper’s motives behind the lines, even going as far as saying he is “shallow” and “harmful.” One tweet said “Kendrick has a rather patronizing, shallow way of looking at situations relating to women. I wish could tell him about himself lol.” Another tweet said “He neglects to voice any care for how women feel about their bodies and speaks on his own selfish sexual desires.”

Check out Kendrick Lamar’s Video “Humble” below.

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  1. Out of all the things to complain about, now they’re mad a rapper is actually praising a woman for being natural? I can’t. Really I can’t today.

  2. You know I’m all for the women’s rights but sometimes I just feel like everything got da-n thing does not need to be challenged. People do do a lot of photoshopping especially WOMEN. You never know the natural beauty of women until they are willing to actually show you. If you prefer it then do it but don’t get mad because someone has an opinion just as you are entitled to have one about it. So in my Kendrick Lamar’s voice (sit down, be humble). Now that is my Jam!

  3. The only people offended are the ones he’s talking about who can’t post a picture to Instagram without editing and can’t walk out the house without concealing everything that’s natural about them. I guess they are so used to being the standard now that a little praise for women who are more on the natural side triggers them.

  4. I’m so lost. How is what he said so bad? He basically said that he’s tired of fakeness being praised and held as the standard of beauty. Imperfections like stretch marks is what he likes, and he’s for the natural like women wearing afros. And being natural, is a turn on for him. I don’t think it’s that serious but I guess.

  5. I hate Twitter. Literally all a lot of these people do on there everyday is whine about something. And I’m sure a lot of these so called feminists are really just salty Drake stans anyway. They are the loudest bunch when it comes to anti-Kendrick tweets. They will have a problem with anything Kendrick does, but in their minds Drake can do no wrong.

  6. A man praising a woman for being herself is getting “outrage” from Twitter?? This is way too much…..this new generation is raised on social media where fake is the new normal for them. This line stood out the first time I listened, loved it then, love it now.

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