Your favorite rapper wears a dress. I see this as less of a statement on hip-hop in general, and more of a statement on men’s fashion today. Traditional gender roles notwithstanding, this photo begs the question: What’s next? Will Lil’ Wayne have America’s male youth walking around in panties and pumps?
I don’t have any real influence on teenage fashion, but I hope that this look does not catch on. The only men on Earth who get a pass for dressing like this are those who celebrate their ancestral heritage by wearing kilts. Otherwise, it’s pretty much cross-dressing. If that’s what you’re into, fine. However, if you are a rapper making all kinds of macho-gazpacho boasts in your lyrics about your sexual conquests, the drugs you’ve sold, and the people you’ve killed, forgive me if I laugh in your face and point at you.
I’m just saying; even female thugs don’t wear dresses when they kill people. It’s not practical. They save the frilly stuff for their court date. Or the club. Or Sunday brunches in the springtime.
I must be too old-fashioned, considering we live in a world where people get fired for defending their natural hair, ESPN anchors indirectly call RGIII too white, and folks get murdered over pork chops. Maybe rappers dressed as R&B divas isn’t really that big of a deal after all.Tweet