Rapper Ice T’s wife CoCo tends to attract a lot of attention. She debuted her most recent braided hairstyle on Instagram and called it “The Coco Swoop”.
The initial reaction wasn’t as kind as she had hoped, but she continued to post photos with her new style, even shouting out her stylist for braiding her up.
Comments continue to flood in regarding her style of choice and her decision to name it after herself. Accusations of cultural appropriation came quickly and in bulk. Coco decided to address the “haters” once and for all.
“Coco-isms?” Is that a thing? I personally don’t have an issue with her braids. The response that she provided to the backlash is what’s making the situation worse. She responded to the accusations of cultural appropriation in a way that most people do, with a sense of entitlement. She is attempting to control the narrative by telling others “not to make it a race thing”. And when did Beyonce’s braids become “The Lemonade? Did I miss that?
Her husband Ice-T did what he usually does, stand by his woman
This isn’t the first time she has had braids, and likely won’t be the last. Are the people who dislike her braids “haters?” Is this cultural appropriation? How do you feel about CoCo’s braids?