Method Man Doesn’t Like Natural Hair
So as I get my twitter fix for the day, I’m seeing all these post about Method Man dissing black women who wear their hair natural. In my mind I don’t want to believe it because I’m a HUGE Wu Tang fan. Especially Method Man. And considering how many shows of theirs I’ve been to, I can tell you that more than 50% of the women supporting the shows wear their hair natural, be it braids, locs, afros, 2 strand twist etc. So i was a little stunned that he would say ;
“No. I don’t like peasy afros, sorry. I don’t like dreads either. I like a woman to get her hair did.“
Like women with natural hair don’t go to the salon or have a stylist who does their hair for them. Like all afros are so called “peasy” , as if peasy or nappy is a bad thing. And don’t get me started on “dreads” ! The fact that people think that not frying your hair with a perm means it’s not “did” or done is just more of that good ole willie lynch brainwashing being passed down. And no matter how concious he claims to be, a part of him is still falling for old stereo types and self hate issues.
Now mind you, we are talking about Method Man, so 9 out of 10 times the fool was high on something when he said it, which doesn’t excuse his put down at all, but makes me want to think this was high Method Man and not sober Clifford speaking. In the 90s on more than one occasion my friends and I had close encounters with him in Atlanta and he was so nice and respectful to us & almost all of us were wearing locs at the time.
I would love to show you the video of him making the statement, but it has been snatched off the internet faster than the video of beyonce falling in concert was. And we all know how quickly that was taken down lol 🙂
Anyway, I’m hoping the video was snatched down because sober Clifford and not high Method Man, realized how hurtful that statement could be to his fans and his pockets. I don’t expect all men to love natural hair, hell he doesn’t have to love it either. But when a large portion of your income is coming is from the very people you are putting down, you should def rephrase what your preferences are in a kinder way.
Needles to say, I won’t be running to buy tickets for the next show he does in Atlanta or his next CD for that matter. I’ll spend that money keeping my locs long, healthy & beautiful 😉 Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Peace 🙂
Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs