Solange Perfectly Explains How You Can Be “Woke” And Still Love Ratchet Reality TV

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We all know some people who turn up their noses at reality TV. So for those of us who like to think of ourselves as intellectuals who also happen to love some of that so-called mindless entertainment, we often end up receiving side-eyes and “SMDH” comments from the people who know us. It’s to be believed that if you fashion yourself a “deep,” “woke” individual, you only watch certain things, read certain books and listen to certain music. You go for the high-brow entertainment. But as Solange pointed out this past weekend, you’re allowed to be unapologetically multifaceted — in case you forgot.

It all started when the singer shared her obsession with The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Twitter:

And while most of her followers agreed with her, and Kandi Burruss even shouted her out, someone questioned her love of the program. She responded with this:

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So next time someone comes for you for enjoying Love and Hip Hop (though I must say it’s starting to get a little too fake for me), Black Ink CrewReal Housewives of Atlanta, Basketball Wives or whatever it is you enjoy, no need to feel guilty. Just pull a Solange and tell them you love all forms of blackness.

Or you could just tell them to mind their business. That seems to work, too.


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