Should black men feel morally obligated to make sweet, passionate love to dark butts? What if the black man is especially dark himself?
In an Instagram Live video, someone asked Kodak Black what he thought about the actress Keke Palmer. He said he's be willing to have sex with her, but generally speaking, he's not into dark butts.
This past weekend, in an interview at a Master P charity basketball game, Kodak Black clarified his remarks. He likes black women just fine, he said, but not girls his complexion. He finds light skinted black women to be more sensitive and easy to break down, while dark skinted black women are too tough.
The Internets, perhaps needless to say, were none too pleased. Apparently, he's been so inundated with complaints that he's been forced to delete his Twitter and Instagram, though he says this was because he's "in a situation," and that he's not sweating the controversy.
I think we're meant to infer that the TIs forced him to delete his accounts, which they sometimes do when a celebrity steps in it (they might actually own his social media), but it could be that he's in trouble with the law and he's trying to hide evidence. He's in and out of jail on the reg.
The fact that this is even an issue just goes to show how low black women's self-esteem is. You'd never see something like this happening with guys. If some gross hoodrat said she didn't like large brothers who sit around in their underwear listening to Mitski it wouldn't bother me, because I'm aspirational when it comes to girls I fantasize about having sex with.
Kodak Black is an ugly, probably illiterate child who's destined for a long stint in the pokey, but he's probably got, if not a lot of money, at least more money than the average brother who works in a warehouse, standing around all day affixing adhesive labels to boxes so people can tell what's in them—which is all black women really want.
It's why you see so many black women bitching and moaning about how there aren't enough "eligible" black men, i.e. black men with high-paying jobs: If they could find a brother with a high-paying job, they could spend all of their money on hair weave and not have a $5 net worth, because the guy would be able to kick in some money.
We should be clear though that Kodak Black didn't say anything about not wanting to be with black women. Kodak Black said he likes black women just fine, just not dark-skinted black women. He prefers light-skinted black women, he said. Light skinted black women are just as black as dark-skinted black women, aside from being literally not as black.
Admittedly, I had to stop and think about what Kodak Black said about light-skinted black women being more sensitive and easier to break down. I had some difficult times dealing with some truly vicious hoodrats at a Kmart where I used to work. The experience helped make me the man I am today.
I'd managed to arrive at the cusp of adulthood without having dealt with the worst that black femininity has to offer. Most of the black chicks I knew were of the cornball variety. These girls at Kmart were something else entirely. They treated me way worse than they treated any white guy who worked there, and it took everything I had in me to avoid doing something that would have caused them to report me to a white perceived authority figure. The white chicks I worked with, meanwhile? Nicer than a mofo.
But were the dark skinted ones any worse than the light skinted ones? Not in my admittedly limited experience. The absolute worst one, as I recall, had a medium complexion. But it could be that I wasn't dealing with a large enough sample size for it to be truly representative of the community as a whole. In fact, none of the girls I worked with was light-skinted. If it's true what Kodak Black says, that dark-skinted black women tend to be tougher than their light-skinted counterparts, then I can hardly blame him for not wanting to be with them.
If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's that men are sensitive (but not in a feminine way), and that women, regardless of their skin tone, need to be cognizant of the way that they treat people, if they want to be in a relationship with a man.