Blake Lively has been facing strong criticism for a caption she wrote on a recent Instagram post.
The 28-year-old actress shared a photo of herself from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Tuesday. The Instagram shows Blake's front and back sides with the caption,
The quote actually comes from the song "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Many believe Blake's caption was racially insensitive because the lyric was originally written to salute black women's curves.
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But now, Sir Mix-a-Lot is speaking up about the controversy. The rapper spoke with The Hollywood Reporter to share his opinion on the matter.
In the interview, he clarifies the song's intentions. He said,
The rapper believes the situation has been taken way out of proportion. He wasn't expecting Blake to receive such backlash. He dove into Blake's use of the lyric and why, perhaps, people should reconsider taking offense to the comment. He said,
The rapper also pointed out Katy Perry and Khloé Kardashian have both referenced the line on social media before as a way to celebrate their curves. Neither star received criticism in the past.