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Living No Lye: A Natural Hair Journey - Method to this Madness?

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Method to this Madness?

By:  Stephanie-Renee On:  February 06, 2011 3 Comments

In a recent interview rapper Method Man was asked if he liked women with natural hair to which he responded ” No, I don’t like peasy afros, sorry.  I don’t like dreads either.  I like a woman to get her hair did.” I was highly offended by his comment.  I wasn’t offended because he doesn’t like women with natural hair, because we are all entitled to our preference.  I was offended by the terminology he used to describe women with natural hair and the implication that women with natural hair don’t get their hair “did.”  People that have this type of mentality continue to add fire to the flame of self hate.  Many African American women are already battling with low self esteem and these types of comments do nothing to help.  It’s unfortunate that in order to be considered beautiful in this society we must have our hair fried, died, and Europeanized.

I’ll give Method Man a pass for being ignorant, but at some point, he as well as everyone else must take responsibility for their damaging words.  The only thing “peasy” is this type of mentality, and until we straighten that out, we will never love ourselves as a people.

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  1. BlacknGolden

    BlacknGolden
    3:05 PM

    I get my hair “did” 3-7 times a week. I think this is just another Black man’s self hatred and a result of brainwashing. Black women weren’t bored with a box of perm in our hands

  2. WestIndianCoily

    WestIndianCoily
    2:12 PM

    His opinion is that he believes all black women will have a ‘peazy’ afro — he’s so misguided! I guess he believes any black woman with natural hair ‘peazy’ hair is unkept… because that’s what he was insinuating. Wonder how he feels about sisters with a looser texture of curl?
    And to think I used to rock my tapes of WuTang back in the 90s… SMH.

  3. molls

    molls
    12:07 PM

    I’m not offended He don’t like naturals…these comments are off the cuff and not thought out and I don’t think he meant to offend…but I am a little heart broken b/c I have always had a crush on him. I think people have an idea in their mind of what natural hair looks like…and lets be real after the 70′s it wasn’t that many women rocking a natural so the variety of images in the media just started to become more abundant and I think peoples idea of what a natural woman looks like is much more broader ( but obviously not for everyone). Thx for the post I haven’t seen anyone talking about this.


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