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RnB is definitely one of the best in America and that’s a hill I want to die on. It was mastered, tailored and crafted for black people in America at and perfected by black women in the 90s. So obviously they will use it the best. You can use music genres but don’t start disrespecting and looking down on people who had to fight and claw to find a way to express themselves in a world incredibly hostile to them, to elevate people who grabbed the fruit of their hard work (though they made good songs with it). I love kRnB but it just doesn’t compare to the works of Ari Lennox, SZA, Solange or Brandy and it never will. what I agree with you, however, is that they are not the only ones good at this genre. Nobody said this. But the way you said “y’all are definitely not (...) the best” was bothering me, as if artists like Dean or Heize (both artists that I love) were on another level. I’m not even American by the way, but come on, give credit where credit is due.
Those death threats are horrifying. It doesn’t matter if they’re a troll, or there is no real apparent danger, being a celebrity exposes you a lot more to these people and I can understand anyone being anxious over them. I understand why her fans are horrified tbh. The dance accident made me neutral towards Lisa but no one deserves this. Though YG is probably seeking for legal actions by now, I really doubt they’d let this slide especially since it got a lot of attention.
the composition of this cover is a bit weird. You could literally cut jisoo off and they’d look like an idol trio. but that aside, I like their hair color here, I think darker Colors really suit Rose and Lisa better than blonde. I hope they do something more mature like here for their next comeback, It would be a bit refreshing
i know. I wish I could send her text to some people I know because it really applies to some people I know. I also noticed the time I was the most into Kpop was when I was really unhappy and insecure, whereas the more I started gaining happiness and confidence, the more did I start dissociating myself from it.
actually, I’m pretty sure the YT algorithm doesn’t differentiate between likes and dislikes when it comes to exposure, considering a lot of youtube viral videos are “hate watchers”. So when they mass dislike it will make her video come up more rather than disappear.
sorry to bring this up again, but is nobody else surprised that Blackpink is 4th in the highest paid groups of 2019, let alone after IZ*ONE? Is it because this only takes into account their benefit after their company takes their share? But I don’t think it’s possible for them to do this, since the share a company takes is always hypothetical.
i think my posts will merge so I’ll also answer to this. Black people being stolen by white creactors (though here Asian), is EXTREMELY common, ESPECIALLY black choreographers. some people whose credit got stolen even go to TV shows like Ellen or late night shows. Even if they know the person they invite isn’t the original creator, they don’t care. Just a few days ago there’s been a scandal about how an African woman living in France wrote an article about covid-19 and female leaders got her article stolen by a white woman, whose article was then published by Forbes, viewed 7 million times and appeared on TV whether French or American. When the original woman complained, it was very obvious the article was copied but there has been no answer by Forbes while the thief is still bragging on Twitter about her view count. Yes, smaller content creators get stolen by bigger content creators all the time. But when it comes to black people, there is a profound amount of disdain and aloofness. “Just be happy your X got popular”. It’s already hard for a small black creator, even more than a small white one, to get a good amount of recognition for something they’ve created. But now when they get stolen, and the general public doesn’t care, it’s even worse. I know we all want to believe that “this has nothing to do with race” but the truth is that it hardly every doesn’t. It’s much easier for a white person to go viral from a meme, a song or really anything else and build a career from it, than a black person. And it’s a vicious circle, because since small black content creators (or even big ones really) have a hard time weighing in the balance, it makes them easier victims of being stolen, because thieves know nobody will react, or no serious action will be taken. so yes, her being black IS important. Even if you don’t want to see color it doesn’t matter when you live in a world that does. Let’s not pretend this has the same impact, consequences and origins as a white creator being stolen. Both are really bad btw, but one runs deeper than the other. Even if it wasn’t Lisa’s choreographer’s intention, and she was just browsing the internet for people to steal, what she did is taking part in a very deep rooted system that she just enforced.