NBA YoungBoy has finally addressed the critics of his new obsession with makeup.
Young Baton Rouge rapper says he doesn’t care what other people think as many laugh at photos showing him dressing in “goth” with black make-up around his eyes and white make-up on the rest of his face.
Some critics have even gone so far as to say that the father of seven was now gay when he returned from prison. Born Kentrell Gaulden Jr., NBA YoungBoy, is currently out on bail awaiting trial in California and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Meanwhile, YoungBoy is under house arrest in Utah, where he lives with a mentor the court approved before allowing him to be released on bail.
While YoungBoy Never Broke Again socialized with his fans online, his photos wearing gothic makeup drew a lot of criticism towards him.
When asked why he wears makeup, the rapper said he enjoys dabbling in products traditionally used by women and LGBTQ people.
âI like to paint my face, to do my makeup,â he said in a conversation with the Clubhouse. âI like to look at myself in the mirror and see everything that is black. Like my eyes and shit.
YoungBoy added, âIt’s 100% real! It is I who am myself. I just don’t know. I feel at ease like thatâ¦ It gives me a gothic air, like rockstars.
While wearing makeup may seem unusual to some male rappers, there have been other weird trends in hip hop by male artists that fans have raised eyebrows on, including wearing nail polish, and some. straight performers have even been styled in unisex clothing and attire. , which some might argue is more feminine than masculine.
Nevertheless, self-expression and art have always been linked with music. Fans, however, didn’t feel that way towards Youngboy as they dragged him out on Tuesday for another shared photo of him fully painted.
NBA YoungBoy, however, responded to the critics by telling them to leave him alone.
âTell them to stop liking me,â he reportedly wrote in a screenshot of text messages. âI don’t care if I got what I came for. And if you never loved me why it matters [sad face emoji]. “
Some NBA YoungBoy fans have defended him against bullying by saying that other non-black performers easily get away with the same look, but black rappers are kept in a box.
In any case, the 22-year-old rapper, who is considered one of the greatest talents of the current generation of rappers, seems to be reinventing his style. Based on the kind of year he’s had, especially with his arrests and jail time, it’s obvious he’s looking to escape and using face paint to do so, have pointed out other fans.