Bhad Bhabie and Lil Yachty got into a heated debate about cultural appropriation.
While she went live on Instagram, the 18-year-old rapper who went on to become an OnlyFans star touched on those who criticize her for mimicking black culture through her music and looks.
“The only thing I’m really, really sick of is the whole ‘Bhad Bhabie is a cultural appropriator,'” she told Yachty. “No. They all make these words have different terms than they actually mean. Cultural appropriation is when I sit up and say, ‘Oh, it makes a certain race look ugly.’ And then I’ll do it for myself. “
She continued, “If I say that black girls with pigtails look ugly and then I get them, that’s culturally appropriate. Or when girls stick chopsticks in their hair, that is cultural appropriation. That does something negative to someone’s culture. “
But her “Gucci Flip Flops” colleague did not seem to agree with her argument. “Bro, what the hell are you talking about?” Yachty asked.
“If I want to be black, why am I racist?” Bhabie answered. “Make it meaningful. That’s really what I’m pissed off about. “
The controversial teenager also responded to criticism of her “hooded accent” before Yachty quipped, “This has nothing to do with nothing. I swear nobody cares.”
According to Bhabie, her critics will never understand what she’s going through. “You don’t live in my shoes. You are not that popular. You don’t have as much money as I do … You don’t know what a person like me goes through. “
Yachty tried unsuccessfully to calm her down. “Do you understand in a room that you are yelling at a phone screen?” He told her before ending the live stream.
Bhabie has downplayed allegations of cultural appropriation in the past. “I look at this shit of cultural appropriation and just ignore it because it’s ridiculous, it really is,” she told The FADER in 2017. “You can’t play color. Don’t tell me that I’m acting black because I’m not. I am acting ‘urban’ or whatever you want to call it. I don’t even have a name for it, I call it ‘me’. How I act, I am. “