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Sir Mix-A-Lot Defends Blake Lively's Controversial 'Oakland Booty' Comment

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Blake Lively was impressed with the shape of her buttocks as she walked the red carpet at Cannes.

L.A. face with an Oakland booty

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

Some people saw her "Oakland booty" comment as being racially insensitive.

While others just saw it as a lyric from the Sir Mix-a-Lot track 'Baby Got Back.'

And what does Mix-a-Lot think? He told the Hollywood Reporter:

"For her to look at her butt and that little waist and to say 'L.A. face with an Oakland booty,' doesn't that mean that the norm has changed, that the beautiful people have accepted our idea of beautiful? That's the way I took it," he said. "If what Blake Lively meant by that comment was, 'Oh my goodness, I've gained weight, I look horrible,' if that's what she meant — and I doubt that she did — then I'm with the critics. But no one in the world is gonna tell me that a woman that wears that dress is thinking that she's fat. No, I'm sorry, it just doesn't happen. It sounds like to me like she was giving the line props." "I think we have to be careful what we wish for as African Americans, because if you say she doesn't have the right to say that, then how do you expect her at the same time to embrace your beauty?" he continued. "I mean, I don't get it. I think it's almost a nod of approval, and that was what I wanted. I wanted our idea of beautiful to be accepted. I think now not only is it accepted, but it's expected."
Do agree that it's cool for the Becky's to shout about their big butts?

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