Kendrick Lamar just took it to the next level! While there’s a lot going on in his new music video for “Humble,” there’s one particular scene that is catching fans’ attentions: Lamar’s ode to stretch marks.
In the video, Lamar shows a model transform from all made-up to no make-up at all and natural hair. He then shows close ups of her rockin’ stretch marks and cheers them on. The lyrics read:
“I’m so fuckin’ sick and tired of the Photoshop /
Show me somethin’ natural like afro on Richard Pryor /
Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretchmarks /
Still will take you down right on your mama’s couch in Polo socks, ayy /”
Ugh! We love it! And it turns out the internet loved it too. Not only are fans praising his creativity and imagery, but they’re also really digging the body positivity.
Of course, there are always those out there who are going to accuse Lamar of “fake feminism,” but you know what? We don’t see too many other rappers out there going out on a limb for body positivity! In fact, most other rap videos include women dressed to the nines and they don’t even bother. At least Lamar is making an effort! Baby steps, people, baby steps.
Check out the full video below and decide for yourself.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.