R&B crooner Chris Brown nailed down the ninth studio album to his discography last Friday (June 28) with the release of Indigo, a 32-track project boasting a handful of features and classic Breezy production.
Unfortunately, some fans are nailing him to the wall after hitting play on the album’s ninth track, “Need A Stack,” however. All goes well with the Lil Wayne and Joyner Lucas-assisted song, which boasts an up-tempo bassline and clubby vibes, up until Chris’s third verse. “Diggin' it, then I'm lickin' all on that p**sy, put it right there/ Only wanna fuck the black b**ches with the nice hair,” he rhymes.
It goes without saying that his core fan base took more than a side-eye to the line. Many Black women from Team Breezy voiced their vexation with the lyric’s implication, stating their position that he was obviously taking a shot at Black women. Considering the stigmatized roots of “good hair” (or, as they believe is used synonymously in this case, “nice hair”) in the Black community, a term historically reserved for Black people with looser, finer hair textures, they argued that Chris’s lyric only further perpetuated the narrative around hair discrimination.
Others, on the contrary, are convinced it’s a simple preference of Chris’s, and his standard of “nice hair” was never defined enough for such outrage. Thus, the Virginia singer-songwriter stepped in with a message to the offended via The Shade Room.
See the debates that have taken off amid the controversy and what he had to say about the backlash below.
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