Girl Who Got Pulled From Class Over Her Braids Gets VIP Treatment At BET’s “Black Girls Rock”

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 26: Tai Beauchamp and Faith Fennidy attend 2018 Black Girls Rock! at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on August 26, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)

Girl Who Got Pulled From Class Over Her Braids Gets VIP Treatment At BET’s “Black Girls Rock”

Tokyo Vanity’s niece and her family were flown out!

Published August 28, 2018

If you weren’t sure that #BlackGirlMagic was real, then check this out. 

Faith Fennidy, the tween that was sent home from school in Louisiana for having braided extensions in her hair, got the VIP treatment over the weekend when she attended Black Girls Rock as a guest of honor. 

Along with her family, the young lady got a taste of Black excellence as she basked in the glory of African-American women who are celebrated for their achievements and beauty. 

In case you missed it, Faith went viral when her Catholic school, Christ the King Elementary School, sent the 6th grader home because her hair was not fit, according to the new policy in which hair extensions were banned. 

The video caught the attention of Atlanta rapper T.I.who went in on the school and its policy, calling it deplorable. 

Christ the King school in Gretna,La. You are deplorable!!! A true disgrace to the very thing your school’s name says it represents. How do you feel that this is a proper representation of what Jesus Christ the King & how he would want us to treat our children? You should be ashamed of yourselves...although I know you aren’t. This young lady is beautiful and her hair is perfectly fine. Unless of course you have an issue with black people’s hair in generally? Or is it that you intended to publicly ostracize & humiliate these young ladies so they’d be ashamed of who they are and how they look... making them feel inadequate because they aren’t YOUR version of beautiful? That’s the only explanations I can conceivably come up with. TO THESE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADIES who endured this covert application of bigotry disguised as school policy... I want you to know this... Your hair is beautiful. Your skin is beautiful. Your minds are beautiful. And not only that... you’re so undeniably beautiful & brilliant that you threaten anyone who tells you otherwise, to the point that they’re willing to stoop to levels as low as this to discourage you,so you’ll give up on your goals and never reach the levels of greatness they know await you. Please DONT LET THEM WIN!!! Please Just know the world is full of ignorant,hateful, insecure, inferior, demonic assholes. They want nothing more than to block your blessings by creating doubt in your minds, fueled by the false illusion of you not being good enough. But DONT BELIEVE THAT BULLSHIT!!!! YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH-nah BETTER THAN ANYBODY WHO TRIES TO MAKE YOU FEEL OTHERWISE. FUCK EM🖕🏽FUCK EM🖕🏽FUCK EM ALL!!! and tell em TIP said that... not TI!!!! Parents Please let me know if there’s ANY WAY POSSIBLE for me to be helpful. #HowDareYall #YourEnemyShouldntSchoolYourChildren

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Proctor & Gamble, the makers of My Black Is Beautiful, also caught wind of the story and decided to fly the 11-year-old and her family to NY over the weekend, where she and celebrity stylist Tai Beauchamp hit up Macy’s to create a look for the Black Girls Rock red carpet.

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 26: Tai Beauchamp and Faith Fennidy attend 2018 Black Girls Rock! at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on August 26, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)

“We wanted to celebrate her beauty,” Beauchamp explained. “Braids are beautiful. We affirmed and supported her. We just poured into her. She told me she’s not going to allow this experience to dampen her spirit.”

In tune with the VIP treatment, Faith was able to meet amazing Black women who set the tone of Black excellence that included gospel singer Yolanda Adams and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.

Fennidy’s mother, Montelle, said both she and her daughter were thrilled with the experience.

“It’s been a difficult week for Faith and our family, but she’s so excited to visit New York and everyone’s been so encouraging and kind,” the mom said.

Black Girls Rock airs Sept. 9 on BET.

Written by Tweety Elitou

(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)

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