She’s Humble! Sit down!
Although Kendrick Lamar’s latest “Humble” video has received much acclaim for its ridiculously dope and far-fetched visuals, it has also accumulated a large number of critics as well. Commentators on Twitter claimed Lamar was being misogynistic and a colorist due to the way he chose to represent his lyrics. The scene that caused all of the controversy was the line where Lamar says “I’m so f*cking sick and tired of the Photoshop, Show me somethin’ natural like afro on Richard Pryor. Show me somethin’ like ass with some stretch marks,” when a girl shown with a face full of makeup crosses over a split screen to the left side where she is barefaced and her natural curls are let out. Critics argued that Lamar’s lyrics didn’t match his visuals. Instead of showcasing a darker-skinned woman with an afro, the video totes a fairer-skinned mixed race girl with long curly hair. Even though colorism in mainstream media is a definite issue, it doesn’t take away from the model’s blackness.
What did the woman herself have to say about all of the hoopla? Carter Kim, also known as @nattybrat on Instagram, finally spoke her piece with a classy and concise post on her personal Instagram page. Here’s what the Blasian model had to say:
The model has proven to us that she herself is humble to have worked with such a big star such as Kendrick Lamar and acknowledges her own blackness. So sit down and BE HUMBLE, and let the girl live!