Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics about photoshop and stretch marks are sparking a lot of feelings

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Kendrick Lamar snuck up on the world yet again, dropping a music video for new single “Humble” Thursday. 

If the 4 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours is any indication, the majority of people seemed to lap up new work from the Compton rapper. 

But, like most things, there is room to appreciate and critique an artist at the same time—which is exactly what people on Twitter have been doing.

“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 stretch marks / Still will take you down right on your mama’s couch in Polo socks,” Lamar raps on “Humble,” all while a women appears on a split screen—half of her in flawless makeup with straight hair, and the other half with no makeup and curly hair.  Read more…

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