Kim Kardashian West Defends Her Cornrows On The Red Carpet, Says North West Asked For Them

attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

Kim Kardashian West Defends Her Cornrows On The Red Carpet, Says North West Asked For Them

Does she get a pass, y'all?

Published June 22nd

Time and again Kim Kardashian has been in hot water, accused of cultural appropriation. 

ICYMI: The reality star walked down the MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet this past Sunday rocking Fulani Braids. 

Everyone was furious. "When are you going to give black women credit for the braids inspiration?" one commenter shared. 

But there is a method behind the reality star's madness. According to Mrs. Kardashian-West, she is wearing her braids in support of her daughter, North, who you may know is also the daughter of rapper and designer Kanye West

Recently the beauty mogul talked with Bustle about what made her wear the iconic braids originated from the Fulani tribe of Africa. "I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her. So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair," the mother of three shared.

This is not the first time that she has caught heat for wearing this style. Kim rocked this same style in blond and daringly called them "Bo Derek braids," and Black Twitter went in and let have!

After hearing her explanation, we think it's very sweet that she wanted to support her bi-racial daughter, who is known for her adorable curly locks. 

What do you think of Kim's explanation for wearing Fulani braids? Does she get a pass?

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for MTV)


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