Big asses used to be “uncool”, “unsexy”, and many white folks associated them with being “fat”, then this thing called rap music became popular making it awesome to have some junk in the trunk. In the 80’s people were obsessed with aerobics and maintaining a very slim figure (there is nothing wrong with this I am not implying being slim is bad). In 1992 Sir Mix Alot released the song Baby Got Back and it is considered a hip hop classic! It is catchy, funny and entertaining. Some believe he paved the way for people like JLo who’s trademark became her big booty. Before rap, curvier women like Lopez probably had a slim chance of conquering the entertainment world. The subject of this blog entry was inspired by this video TMZ posted, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA5i05YgyPY yes I know, shut the f*** up, TMZ is a guilty pleasure. Sir Mix Alot said big butts were always popular, I just made them mainstream now the white boys are with me!
Personally, the popularity of hip hop and seeing big butts praised is beneficial to my self esteem. I will never be a size 0, I am always going to have a big butt and women like Kim Kardashian and JLo showed me there is nothing wrong with having an ass. Like I said in previous blogs, all body types can be beautiful just because you dont have a JLo booty does not mean you are not pretty, we became a society that is obsessed with being thin, and not all of us can have Paris Hilton’s body. She has a flawless figure, but my ass will never allow me to be that skinny it is not set in my DNA! So, high fives to my big booty girls.