R. Kelly is now the latest entertainer to trade in his pants for a skirt. The “Black Panties” singer appeared on the red carpet at the American Music Awards in a leather dress ensemble.
Hip Hop pioneer Lord Jamar has been one of the most vocal critics against feminization of black entertainers. He made his thoughts on R. Kelly’s wardrobe know last night on social media.
“Somehow I will be attacked for pointing this out. Lmao
“So the OLDER n—– is copying the YOUNGER n—– now huh? Smh #skirtgang
“R. KELLY wants back into the fold so this is his SIGNAL to the powers that be that he’s ready to PLAY THE GAME,” he wrote on IG and Twitter.
R. Kelly joins a long list of black entertainers who have fitted themselves in a dress.
Wiz Khalifa posted a photo of himself to his Instagram sporting a skirt.
“Timeless sleezy a– pic are you kidding me. Selfie sleaze of the year now,” the caption on the photo read.
Kanye West famously wore a black leather skirt and leggings during performances in his Watch The Throne” tour and a Sandy Hook benefit concert.
West’s attire drew wise cracks from fellow entertainers Cam’ron and Chris Brown.
“Pyrex and a skirt? Sh*t ain’t adding up and if you co-sign I’m blocking you. Straight up! I’ma have to save us,” Cam’ron wrote on Twitter.
Chris Brown commented on a Nicole Bitchie blog post, writing, “That sh*t suspect. Can’t get with that swag. N*ggas gone be wearing heels next.”
ASAP Rocky is another such rapper who has an affinity for dresses. The “Peso” rapper had social media buzzing after making an appearance on 106 & park wearing a dress.
The rapper, born Rakim Mayers, later referred to the ensemble as a long shirt.
Dipset rapper and fellow Harlemite Freeky Zeeky found ASAP’s clothing choice comical.
“Where is that person that was like ‘106, wear the dress, put the leggings on. I’m telling you the world gonna love it,’” Freeky said during an interview with VladTV. “Who says that? Where is that person at? Get him out of there… then where is your brain at?
Lil Wayne, who often catches flack for his eccentric style of wardrobe, commented on the dress trend in his “Started From The Bottom” freestyle from “Dedication 5” mixtape, rapping, “Yall don’t want no problems up in here/These n—– wear dresses and yall call me weird?”
Gangstalicious, voiced by Brooklyn rapper Mos Def, portrays a closeted homosexual rapper in the episode who starts a line of feminized clothing that he frequently sends to Riley.
Check out The Boondocks “Gangstalicious Pt. 2” episode
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