- But while the video itself caused a commotion, some of its lyrics had followers even more excited.Â
Lamar, whoâs beenÂ cheeredÂ for praising womenÂ in song, prompted a massive pop culture moment with his celebration of natural beauty and stretch marks over airbrushed perfection:Â
Iâm so fucking sick and tired of the PhotoshopShow me something natural like afro on Richard PryorShow me something natural like ass with some stretch marks.
- (@zza__) March 31, 2017
the body positive images in Kendrick new video tho #behumble #KingKendrick— the myth (@ThatsJeanDeaux) March 30, 2017
So stretch marks in for the ’17 @kendricklamar ?!
- pic.twitter.com/4bbZLJfP3l— roseanne bars (@rose_ettastone) March 30, 2017
Kendrick Lamar requests that his girl has stretch marks in his new song and I genuinely feel quite moved— Darcy (@darcykdixon) March 30, 2017
@kendricklamar got me considering wearing my stretch marks out at work today!
- Ayyyye “Be Humble” Kendrick Lamar— MrsKTPerry âđž (@MrsKTPerry) March 31, 2017
Kendrick Lamar changed the GAME talking about stretch marks in HUMBLE.
- — Kayleigh (@Missy_Kayleigh) March 31, 2017
Didn’t realize how much I wanted to see an ass like mine represented until I saw that ass w/ stretch marks in Kendrick’s video #Humble đđžđ— Bob The Drag Queen (@suzie_melonz) March 30, 2017
“I genuinely feel quite moved.”
@cambio: Twitter is losing it over Kendrick Lamar’s ode to stretch marks
Kendrick Lamar surprised fans when he dropped a “must-watch” video for his new song “Humble” out of the blue on Thursday. But while the video itself caused a commotion, some of its lyrics had followers even more excited.
And just like that, a resounding “YES” was heard ‘round the interwebs. The verse prompted a string of self-love declarations on Twitter as well as loads of applause for the critically acclaimed rapper. However, some people pointed out that the verse is unfortunately male-centric, with one Twitter user noting that “praising black women’s bodies and features simply for how attractive/fuckable you find them is not acceptance or progressive.”
Still, with more and more ads going unretouched and a loud salute to a woman’s natural body, we can’t help but be a little hopeful about the shifting of body standards in fashion, music and society in general.