Rihanna cleaned up at this year’s I Heart Music Awards rocking a green lip, bantu knots and a sheer gothic lace-inspired dress.
Some gossip blogs such as Perez Hilton have been downright snarky about the popular natural hair look, comparing it to Uzo Aduba’s character, “Crazy Eyes,” on the hit series Orange is the New Black. Don’t they know black women have been about this life? Before Netflix! Before DVDs were a thing! Bantu Knots were poppin’ back when we had to use dial-up to connect to the internet.
Ironically, Rihanna accepts her award from Mel B, member of legendary 90s Pop group the Spice Girls who also donned Bantu knots back in the day.
Other celebs such as Kelly Osbourne rocked bantu knots last year. So what’s the big deal?
What do you think of the look?