Well, in her defense, they should "drop" over a long period of time. Boob jobs need time to settle and at first they look pretty unnatural. Still, she got them wayyyyyy too big though. Her back must be killing her now
All of the Japanese used in the song was just the kanji for seven, or it just said "seven rings" like she used to promote the song. IDK, although I like the song, I can't see it being really popular in Japan. The J-Pop scene isn't that into the whole rap genre as much as the US charts are, so it seems the use of Japanese seems more aesthetic to me (but I've said that). I do agree there's some amount of similarity but I can't say it's the completely the same. I do think it's kind of weird though that she made a hip hop-like song (the general flow, the lyrics about being rich, the talk about "buying hair" is similar to a black woman's experience buying weaves, her use of "yuh") considering she's always been strictly pop, but hey, whatever sells.
I think she belts too much and strains her voice by doing way too many whistle notes She really had her strongest performances from 2011-2015ish (a good compilation video of all her best vocal moments), but she honestly sounds so out of breath and sad in a lot of her 2018 performances (here, here, and here) and those are just one of the worst I've found. I think she really just needs a break from all that has been going on. I do think that calling her the next Mariah Carey is a bit overkill though. I think she's a very strong singer with a good mastery over her voice (her impressions of other singers are great) but she slurs her words sometimes and when she tries to go below her soprano range, she can be a bit inconsistent and weak.
She's definitely has dealt with a lot of shit while being held to a standard that not a lot of women in their early 20's have experienced. I do think that she's a good person at heart (and I do reflect that my comment on her using filters was petty) but I think it doesn't mean that everything she does wrong should be looked past. Just because she did this one massive beautiful thing for something awful that happened, doesn't mean she shouldn't be held accountable for other small things she does that may be problematic. And just because she isn't "100% good" doesn't mean that she should mean any less to you than she already does. I think her excessive tanning/AAVE use, allowing her fans to go after Pete, the use of Japanese kanji on her album, and the Kris Wu debacle are all minute things that are potentially problematic, but what's important to remember is that it doesn't DETRACT from her massively good deeds that she's done. And people are allowed to like/dislike her music and singing style. I think at the end of the day she isn't this beautiful angel that can do no wrong, but she certainly isn't a snowflake like some of the people talked about here are.
Okay, so I think her storenvy listing was misinterpreted (when I see original next to a piece of artwork, I don't immediately think creative as much as I do "not a print"), but I do think it's shady that she didn't mention that she referenced something and that it didn't come from her brain. It's a pretty mediocre painting anyways. She's honestly fairly good at hyperrealistic object drawings, but the rest of her art seems so amateur-ish to me. I'm really surprised she got a degree in art, since she still struggles with perspective and getting the right balance on drawing a face.
And doing hyperrealistic drawings is an art within itself (look up Marcello Barenghi) but I'm surprised this girl even has a following considering she's not even that good at it.
I agree. She also looks good in the picture below too.
The sad thing is she's so obsessed with having the anime character look that she ends up erasing whatever good features she had in the first place. She definitely wears way too much makeup, especially for Japan. She's also way less thin than she portrays herself to be, but she looks better with fuller cheeks and an actual neck (??? Surprise! Barbie necks don't look good on real humans, who knew.)
I think part of it is because she has a penchant for bright, loud colors (especially red and pink), and coupled together with the cute nature of her clothes, it makes it look more childish than elegant. Also, she tends to wear those big fluffy scrunchies that also make it seem more childish. When I looked up Ank Rogue, none of the models style their hair with fluffy pom-poms or stuffed animal heads.
Some notes: - Her apartment is TINY. Of course, she makes no note of it, instead choosing to call everything "cute" and "cozy" even though it literally looks to be less than 150 sq ft. Note that she has so little space that it looks like she stores her hair dryer and towel in the shoe box (?). - At 0:31, the cleverly placed Starbucks cup. Are you sure you're not sponsored by them, Kenna? - She calls a bidet a "fancy and awesome Japanese toilet". - She calls her normal ass shower a "cute and chic shower" (???? Wtf is this girl on to call a shower chic?) - Opens up a drawer of food. She has what looks to be like Japanese cocoa puffs and hot chocolate. That's it. What's new. Says that she only eats that and instant ramen because that's all she knows how to cook. The QUEEN of nutrition over here. - Well what about her fridge? Surely she'd have a leftover bento from the konbini, a rice ball, SOMETHING.... oh, she opens it and there's chocolate, milk, and coke. She zooms in on how empty her fridge is and makes a sly comment about how there is yes, nothing else there. It seems like she has the diet of what a 6-year old would decide to eat if they were in charge of their diet. - In classic narcissistic Kenna style, she mentions that she didn't buy any of the furniture, EXCEPT the full body mirror and small mirror. She bought a full-body mirror, no doubt to show us how smol and cute she is in her poop brown outfits. - Shows us her desk and bed. Continues to mention how cute everything is. Great. Thanks, Kenna. - Finally, she shows us her balcony. She has a "nice" view of some typical Japanese apartments/buildings and a "river" which looks to have about a foot of water running in it.
I'm wondering if the K-dramas and J-dramas have an effect on their behavior?? Like they truly believe that if they meet him, he'll fall in love with her, or something to that effect. Of course, they'd REALLY have to be deluded to believe that, but it might not be far off considering they will put so much of their time and money getting a glimpse of their one star.
She's honestly weak as fuck. She could have just settled this in her DMs with that person but instead had to PUBLICLY EXPOSE them to her rabid fans because she can't fight her own fights. She seriously is the shit at the bottom of the barrel.
A bit OT but: Although I agree that Bri is awful and most likely asking for attention, I don’t think it’s good to make sweeping statements like that about suicide. It’s a myth that people who talk about suicide are just asking for attention. I am sure that with the rise of social media, it’s becoming more common for people to just talk about it casually, but it’s important to note that just because someone says something about their suicidal intent doesn’t mean they’re asking for attentio.
I see what you're saying, but I'm just saying that her ties to Japanese culture seems shallow. There's NOTHING wrong with liking Japan and things that come from it, but the problem ultimately stems from the fact that she's promoting her album with Japanese characters for no apparent reason. It's clear that she likes Japan a lot, but it doesn't seem like she shows any outward interest in Japan OTHER than the mainstream, like Ghibli films and Pokemon. That's fine, but the fact that she seems inclined to using Japanese lettering (that again, I highly doubt she knew how to read/write beforehand) both in promoting her newest singles AND getting a phrase tattooed on her body, it feels weeaboo-ish to me. I see a lot of people use Chinese/Japanese/Russian everywhere even though they are not fluent in the language to seem "cool" and assigning the language as part of their "aesthetic". This is what I feel like she's doing. Edit: Mainstream as in mainstream in the United States. Those things are also mainstream in Japan, but there are plenty of things that are mainstream in Japan that are NOT in the US.