Quoting Sir Mix-a-Lot from a red carpet in France, a pregnant Blake Lively posted a split photo of herself in Atelier Versace while promoting a film in Cannes. “L.A. face with an Oakland booty,” she describes herself.
A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on May 17, 2016 at 5:04pm PDT
And Baby got Backlash…
With how gentrified Oakland has become, Blake Lively kind of does have an LA face with an Oakland booty.— Ian Karmel (@IanKarmel) May 18, 2016
I want to follow Blake Lively just to unfollow after this LA/Oakland business. So much privilege even GOOP feels uncomfortable.— Melinda (@mindamaureen) May 18, 2016
Has Blake Lively even been to Oakland??— ITS DAT BOI (@HellaBootsy) May 18, 2016
I refuse to worry about Blake Lively posting a sir mix a lot lyric with a picture of her backside. The revolution does not start here.— roxane gay (@rgay) May 18, 2016
Another day, another rich white woman using WOC's bodies as a punchline and commodity. As if Blake Lively wasn't the worst already.— Kat Bee (@katbeee) May 18, 2016
i mean, blake lively got married on a plantation. i am so unbothered.— Zeba Blay (@zblay) May 18, 2016
It’s safe to say that Sir Mix-a-Lot most likely did not have Blake Lively in mind when he came out with “Baby Got Back,” – as Becky and friend eloquently dramatize their reaction to “Oakland booty” in the beginning of his song - so “L.A. face” doesn’t exactly line up with what Ms. Lively thinks it means.
Cue in Beyoncé’s “Formation.”