I posted this to my tumblr page earlier.
All I wanted to do is create and have a good time. But, this is quickly forming into something I never would have signed up for from being accused of being racist to getting my pre-teen nudes leaked everywhere. I feel like this shit ain’t my cup of tea. Someone else want my job right about now? Im just gotta sip lean and disappear. THIS GAME IS FAKE AS ALL HELL!
Somebody needs to explain to this girl, IN PLAIN ENGLISH, Black people would NOT have a problem with her if that wasnt her stage name. Her real name is: Natassia Zolot. She could have gone with Tasha or some shit if she wanted to be…. “ethnic”. Nobody would say shit. She wouldnt get SO SO SOOO Hated on or anything like that. Thats a spin off of the name her mamma gave her. Thats cool, Black people would respect that all day long.
But when you look at the name “Kreayshawn” You think its some ghetto ass black girl (possibly. you cant automatically assume these days), whos ghetto ass mamma gave her that ghetto ass name. When I first SAW the name on twitter, I assumed it was another wack female rapper that most people didnt like (as always), like Khia or somebody. Not only that, but to make another little minor point. Most black ppl say it “Cray-shawn” not “Cre-a-tion” like the spelling suggest it should be enunciated, because its a ghetto ass name. When I first saw her name on twitter, i totally skipped over the E, and thought the name was “cray-shawn”. Most people KNOW it should be “Cre-a-tion” but say “cray-shawn” anyway. Honestly, how many times have you seen “Kesha” spelled with an A? “Keasha” … I honestly thought the E was silent or some ghetto ass name explanation that people come with, when explaining why they named their child some ghetto ass name.
Here is the reason there is a dark cloud over this situation. Most Black people with ghetto ass names, dont really like their ghetto ass name. We only like our ghetto ass names because thats what our parents named us. Thats it thats all. It doesnt make us feel any Blacker or more hood. If u have a ghetto ass name, it doesnt award you more street cred, nothing. In fact, we tease each other about our ghetto ass names. A lot of more educated Black people would change their ghetto ass name if their mamma didnt give it to them. Or like me, my real name is O’Lester. If I wasnt named after my grandfather, I wouldnt like my name. Shit, if I ever tried to change it, my parents would fucking hate me!! FOREVER! So thats out lol. Its something you have to accept growing up. But it certainly isnt anything we, as a people, are super proud of. Its WELL documented that a ghetto ass name will provide you with a sizable disadvantage while seeking employment. I know plenty of Black people who will use a not so hood version of their name or their middle name on job applications, just to get a call back. So when some white girl, who clearly has hella Black friends, names HERSELF some ghetto ass name; when we already have a problem and are viewed a certain way, JUST BECAUSE OF OUR GHETTO ASS NAME that our parents blessed us with; Black people as a whole are going to feel some kind of way about that. Clearly those feelings are not positive lol.
If her stage name was different, none of this would be happening to her. she would just be another wack rapper. Wouldnt even be a big deal. Oh Well lol. We make our beds… we lay in them. Or sip lean and disappear lol