It hasnt been long since Bhad Babie showcased her new hair that she was quickly taken down a notch with accusations of cultural appropriation for wearing braids.
Shes now heard the criticism and she isnt exactly happy about it all.
A few days ago, she took to Instagram, where she fired back at black females who took objection to her box braids.
To all the black females that are saying my hair [aint] meant for box Braids guess the fuck what yall hair [aint] meant to be straight, she wrote. But yall glue whole wigs on to your heads and sew brazilian/Indian/ Peruvian hair which is anything like yall real hair texture.
The rapper received a wave of backlash when she debuted her box braids recently. Certain social media users tried to explain to her that braids are often used as protective styles for black women and could be damaging to her hair.
And @BhadBhabie NO your hair was NOT meant for box braidsyour edges will be gone and whoever charged you to do those braids finessed you.
BHUBBLE BAYTH (@liyaaanicolee) December 4, 2019
Others felt like she has been appropriating black culture during her rise to stardom and getting box braid is yet another example.
Many tried to make it clear to the rapper and to her fans that there are unique struggles black women face when it comes to the vilification of their hair. Box braids are essentially, no questions asked, a form of cultural appropriation when used on white women. These social media users explained it best.
Bhad Bhabie gets braids, and she gets praised by some However, black women have been called unprofessional and all types of stereotypes for wearing box braids Thats part of the reason why some people are upset..
NUNYA (@_cloutmya) December 4, 2019
If your not a black female your opinion on this topic invalid. Black womens get dragged for wearing fake hair and dragged for wearing their real hair. Why is it trendy and cute when a white girl wear box braids but ratchet when black girls do?? Bhad bhabie was not spitting facts pic.twitter.com/agKsrYuGg9
sheldon (@_6gilly9_) December 4, 2019
Bhad Bhabie responded by trying to explain that her braids arent appropriating black culture because she didnt trash black women for wearing braids. Yet, this only displayed that she doesnt fully understand what appropriation means.
I completely agree that it would b out of line and cultural appropriation if I was trashing black girls for wearing braids them getting them but thats not the situation at all so leave me tf alone or imma start getting real disrespectful, she said before adding another post aimed at those who are bothered by her hair.
I love the way I look plus your man agrees, Bhabie wrote. we all know I look fine asf in any hairstyle I do from any culture because Im that bitch. I hope you bald-headed hoes stay up all night thinking about this.
The racial undertones in her response were too much for those who read it. They vented their anger by further dragging Bhabie on social media.
BhadBhabie never should have said anything because now she just poured fuel to the fire now she's calling BLACK WOMEN "BALD HEADED HOES" most people wasn't even mad at her wearing that. Now she got the black community like cash me outside so i can pull out them braids SMH pic.twitter.com/XDn97KPWfg
KrabbyPattyBaddie (@KookieAwkward) December 4, 2019
I hope EVERYONE knows that any race could have straight hair. Its a hair type that anyone can have, its not exclusive to white women
Black women created box braids and the style was meant to be exclusive to black culture
If you want to get brave at least make sense Bhad Bhabie
Dedee . (@dedeeocean) December 4, 2019
She issued an apology of sorts on her Instagram which essentially was a call out to people to fight her. Typical Bhad Babie.
I want to deeply apologise to everyone whos lifes have seriously affected by the way I wear my hair and from the bottom of my heart I wanted to tell you to suck my dick, she captioned a video of her braids. (and yes apparently I guess I have really effected lifes I cant figure out another reason why anyone would take time out of their day to write paragraphs and bully someone about hair) and btw whoever wanna come pull em out like they said ya got my location I [aint] hiding.