In a recent outbreak of controversy, Kim Kardashian was criticized for wearing braids in her hair in ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’. While there are some celebrities who support Kim in this regard, her Ex-boyfriend Ray J joined the clan by coming out openly in support of her. In fact, he even complimented the look.
Ray J who dated Kim Kardashian from 2005 to 2007 spoke in favor of Kim on the controversial issue in a talk show.
He said, “I got nothing but respect. I just think that, if you are paying homage to another culture by you know, rocking the braids, I think it’s a compliment,” he told the hosts of the talk show. “It should be looked at, it’s going global, you know. And, I think that when you get up and you feel good and you look good and other people say, ‘hey, I want to look like that,’ I want to feel good… it should be a compliment and a plus.”
“I don’t think that she’s guilty. I definitely believe in that, but I think it’s reaching a little bit,” says Brandy. “I mean, it’s great, I love braids,” she said. “I think everybody should have braids, but I think we’re going too far with that with her.”
“You think she’d learn. Put your hair up in a high pony and go to the fashion show like everyone else,” one follower responded while another wrote, “cultural appropriation season 67.” “YOU ARE NOT BLACK,” a third responded.
“I actually didn’t see a backlash. I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her,” she said. “So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair.”