Pretty Hurts was originally written for Katy Perry lmao can u imagine
This is actually true. Sia wrote the song and e-mailed it to Katy Perry but she never read her e-mails. So she sent it to Rihanna, who didn’t pay the fee to keep the song. Finally when she sent the song to Beyoncé, she immediately took it.
When Katy Perry heard the song, she asked why Sia hadn’t sent it to her first… Sia replied: Check your e-mail.
Here is a difference. Black/Brown/Yellow face is used to humiliate. White face is packaged in a bottle, marketed as a key for success and labelled Fair and Lovely. And it sells.
*Unarmed Black person gets killed by police*
“It’s not about race they had to have done something to deserve it.”
*Black person gets a job or goes to a college*
“This is obviously about race there is nothing they could have done to deserve it.”
Honestly.. When PoC get to an age where they are able to deeply realize and internalize how intensely and directly racism affects them, as well as able to recognize the little racial microaggressions against them, it truly IS a traumatic experience. Its draining and depressing and painful and scarring. It can very easily make you lose the will to do anything or dream anything. And that is something that whites will never experience, thus never understand how deep this goes.
one of those types of black men that seem to be down for the struggle but spend a lot of time talking about what black women aren’t doing/being/saying/acting like. the kind that want to put you on some pedestal as a “queen” but the second you behave in a way that’s outside the parameters of their idea of black womanhood, you’re snatched off said pedestal and treated like shit. they’re really just agents in white supremacy, cloaked in ankhs and an obsession with ancient egyptian culture.