Music artist, Lil Mama posted her #nomakeup #naturalhair selfies and videos online during her vacation in Cancun, to celebrate her carefree black girl steez.
However, in the way of the internet, some folks took the moment of self-love as an opportunity to ridicule Lil Mama for her appearance.
I must’ve missed this scene in “Like Mike” pic.twitter.com/mT5JYGOScy
— yes (@iAmTerrace) June 3, 2016
Lil Mama responded to the ridicule with the following post on Instagram
It’s very interesting that Lil Mama’s expression of ‘carefree black womanhood’ isn’t received in the same way as some of her peers. There seems to be a mentality that the bare-faced, natural hair steez should be reserved for women who critics might consider more beautiful than Lil Mama. And I think it’s worth asking why that is.