Danielle Bregoli, aka Bhad Bhabie or the “Cash Me Ousside Girl”, has parlayed her viral appearance on Dr. Phil into a rap career.
Despite racking up millions of views, with her string of music videos, the Florida teen has come under fire for cultural appropriation. She addresses this in a recent interview with The FADER, Bregoli called the accusations “ridiculous”.
“I look at that cultural appropriation sh*t and I just ignore it because it’s ridiculous, it really is,” she said. “You cannot act a color. Do not tell me I’m acting Black because I’m not.”
Bhad Bhabie suggests her style should be called “urban” instead. “I don’t even have a name for it, I call it, ‘me.’ How I act is me,” she continued. “I get braids all the time, you can’t tell me I’m acting Black because I braid my hair. That makes no sense whatsoever. One race does something more than another race.”
Despite the controversy, Bregoli advised her fans to act the way they want to… and not listen to the others.. “If someone wants to do something they should just do it, as long as they’re happy with it,” she added. “If you’re not happy with it then don’t do it. Do what you’re happy with and not what you think who ever else is going to tell you about you ‘acting a color.’ You don’t act at all, you just do what you think is best. There’s no way to act a color, that sh*t’s ridiculous.”
What do you think? Is Danielle appropriating black culture or nah?