“You look like a ________”
Said in response to a person asking for something
kid: I want a Gogurt
Parent: You look a Gogurt
From the Amen Chronicles:
White girls have fallen into an endless cycle of lists, videos, and thinkpieces revolving around a phrase they didn’t know how to use, drove into the ground, and made completely annoying.
Please find a a Sex & The City marathon and shut the hell up. No one gives a shit anymore. Find something else to do.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
In Defense Of Ms. Hill
It’s finally time to stop letting folks from outside of our community tell us how to feel about Lauryn Hill
Ehhhh, hold up.
I agree with most of this article but the whole ‘don’t owe you nothing’ stance doesn’t fly in any situation where people have paid money.
Also, most people were fed up before that hit job article that Talib is referencing was written. So no, people weren’t told how to feel about Lauryn Hill from outside anywhere, people felt that way based on their experiences at her shows.
When you sell tickets to a performance at XYZ venue on this or that date and time, and people spend their money for it and they themselves show up on time, then they deserve to have their time and money respected just as they have done. Sure, her set list is completely up to her, but there needs to be a mutual respect for her audience.
Should she be trapped into performing songs from The Score and Miseducation in the exact way that fans want her to? No, but don’t treat her fans desire to hear/see those songs so flippantly. After all, those works are the reason why she has fans in the first damn place. Her ability to sell tickets is due in part to the legacy of those works. Her fans aren’t her benefactors; they’re not funding her artistic experiments. They’re people who enjoy the work she has already released, and because of that they may trust her and want to hear new material but that doesn’t mean they don’t have the right to be upset when they feel like they aren’t getting what they paid for. And let’s not act like it’s an absurd assumption for a fan to expect to hear songs from an artist’s most popular albums.
'You are paying for her to do what she wants.' Bish whet? Ok, you know what? Yes. Her set list, stage direction, version of her songs, costume selection, is all up to her and yes she should do what she wants with it. But what does that have to do with tardiness and poor vocal performance?
I understand that this essay from Talib is mainly directed at that article and not her fans, but based on the accounts of those who attended and were disappointed by her performances, it seems as though she has taken that attitude with them.