Kendrick Lamar recently released a masterful album that perfectly details the often uncomfortable Black journey in America.
However, one person has criticized Kendrick Lamar for getting engaged to a light-skinned woman. Days after Kendrick Lamar announced that he was engaged, Rashida Marie Strober attacked the rapper for his choice in women.
In a Facebook post, Strober wrote: “Well, well, well. Would you looky here. Another fake conscious [expletive] exposed. I will never support him nor his music with one dime of my money and encourage all dark-skinned women not to either!”
Strober faced criticism for her initial post and decided to write a follow-up.
“I see calling out and exposing self-hating fake Black men who speak about consciousness, but date and marry non-dark-skinned women brought you haters to my page. Well, share this post. These type of fake coons are the worst of the worst. Dark skin is the essence of true Blackness and if these fakers were really and truly conscious, they would marry dark-skinned women.”
Strober’s lashing out is deeper than a short blog post filled with anger. Strober’s self-esteem issues didn’t stem from Kendrick Lamar’s choice in women. But it was a misguided attack that proved the remnants of slavery and racism in America have created a divide that continues to haunt the youth.
Coincidently, Kendrick Lamar touched on this issue with his song from To Pimp a Butterfly, “Complexion.”