So this weekend was rough! I worked 30 plus hours in like two days! I also dog sat this weekend, helping a friend while she was out of town. She’s rehoming him unfortunately, BUT this weekend he will go to another one of my good friends! So everything is ending well!
Sunday you know was Super Bowl Sunday! Congratulations Eagles for winning! I’m not a huge NFL fan, I take part in the festivities for my husbands sake, I’m just here for the half time show. Which is actually what I want to discuss!
I grew up a *NSYNC fan, after Justin went solo I followed like the smitten teen that I was. JT is one of my first childhood crushes. He has disappointed me in the last few years though, it all began with his response to Jessie Williams speech at the BET awards (acknowledging appropriation and extortion of black culture).
And most recently he’s pulled a Miley 🤦🏾♀️ after years of making money off black culture and music, he has “returned to his roots”. Which is typical of white artist exploiting black music. We were collectively confused by what his roots were, and proved to be disappointed by his new sound and images of cabins and streams.
Now this super bowl performance was the ideal opportunity to introduce us to said new sound. Unfortunately it was a fail. It was literally JT’s greatest hit plus a 10 second Prince Tribute, and a slap in the face to every black artist he has stepped on to reach this level of success wrapped in a denim suit and redneck camo. The only way he could have redeemed himself is if he had brought out *NSYNC for an impromptu reunion. And yet he still failed.
Justin turned away from the music and culture that has brought him success and fame, then sang all his greatest hits each featuring a black artist (Beyonce, Jay-Z, TI, Pharrell, Timbaland) without acknowledging any of them, then he also performed the exact song that he was performing with Janet Jackson when he exposed her nipple on a National platform. Then allowed her to take the heat with no response.
Black America we’ve been had 🤦🏾♀️ AGAIN.