Sir-Mix-A-Lot has come out in defense of Blake Lively who created a bit of an uproar after posting a picture and labeling her butt “Oakland booty.” (RELATED: Blake Lively Posted A Photo Of Her Butt. She Had No Idea It Would Anger Thousands)
The singer/rapper best known for his hit that was all about the booty, “Baby Got Back,” said that he doesn’t understand why everyone got upset and praised the actress for being confident, according to a report by The Wrap.
“I don’t think she’d wear that dress if she thought that booty is horrible — and to me, it ain’t horrible,” he said.
“I don’t get it at all,” the singer added. “She’s saying she’s proud of her butt. I’m glad she embraced the look, because that’s what I wanted (with the song).”
“If what she’s saying ‘I have this butt that Mix-a-Lot was talking about in ‘Baby Got Back,’ that’s a good thing,” he continued. “She’s saying, ‘I’ve embraced this ideal of beautiful.'”
Adding,”However, if what she’s saying is ‘I cannot believe I got this fat, this is horrible,’ then I agree with the critics.”
On Tuesday, the actress posted the picture of her wearing a very form-fitting gold dress from the Cannes Film Festival on her Instagram account. The caption next to the photo of her backside read “L.A. Face with an Oakland Booty.”
Immediately following she was accused of being racist for labeling her rear end, using the line from the singer’s 1992 hit “Baby Got Back.”