Sir Mix-A-Lot Appreciated Blake Lively’s ‘Oakland Booty’ Instagram Post

Sir Mix-A-Lot was pleased to see Blake Lively embracing his infamous “Baby Got Back” lyrics when she posted about her “L.A. face with an Oakland booty” on Instagram.

Her Instagram post celebrating her butt (see below) grabbed few laughs, with critics scolding her for being insensitive and tone deaf.

L.A. face with an Oakland booty

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The rapper shared with Pret-a-Reporter:

For her to look at her butt and that little waist and to say, ‘L.A. face with an Oakland booty’ doesn’t that mean that the norm has changed, that the beautiful people have accepted our idea of beautiful? That’s the way I took it.

He supported her for embracing her behind because she knew she looked good:

Now let me do this, as far as the critics are concerned: I don’t want to come off like, ‘Oh, he’s an Uncle Tom,’ because I’m not. If what Blake Lively meant by that comment was, ‘Oh my goodness, I’ve gained weight, I look horrible,’ if that’s what she meant—and I doubt that she did—then I’m with the critics. But no one in the world is gonna tell me that a woman that wears that dress is thinking that she’s fat. No, I’m sorry, it just doesn’t happen. It sounds like to me like she was giving the line props.

And indeed, it does seem like that’s what Lively was doing. She has a history of being cheeky on Instagram, anyways. He added,

I think she’s saying, “I’ve got that Oakland booty,” or “I’m trying to get it.” I think we have to be careful what we wish for as African-Americans, because if you say she doesn’t have the right to say that, then how do you expect her at the same time to embrace your beauty? I mean, I don’t get it. I think it’s almost a nod of approval, and that was what I wanted. I wanted our idea of beautiful to be accepted.

I think it’s almost a nod of approval, and that was what I wanted. I wanted our idea of beautiful to be accepted. I think now not only is it accepted, but it’s expected.

Overall, he’s happy she hasn’t taken the post down either: “I’m glad she didn’t pull it down. I don’t think she should.”

As for his song “Baby Got Back,” which is now 24-years-old, the rapper shared, in part:

What I meant by “L.A.” was Hollywood. In other words, makeup or whatever it took to make that face look good, they do it in L.A. But, as much as you can throw makeup on something, you can’t make up the butt. That’s what L.A. face and Oakland booty meant. You can put makeup on that face and make it look beautiful, but a butt is a butt, a body is a body.

Read Sir Mix-A-Lot’s full statement on Pret-A-Reporter.