The signs as lyrics: Tik Tok - Kesha
  • 'Cause when I leave for the night, I ain't coming back:Taurus, Sagittarius, Aquarius
  • Don't stop, make it pop, DJ blow my sneakers up:Virgo, Libra, Capricorn
  • No the party don't start 'til I walk in:Aries, Gemini, Leo
  • But we kick them to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger:Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
  • - Any suggestions?

goddamn right, you should be scared of me. the thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power, you just take it. - roseanne barr

i. going to hell//the pretty reckless | ii. red lips//sky ferreira | iii. problem//natalia kills | iv. primadonna//marina and the diamonds | v. break the rules//charli xcx | vi. national anthem//lana del rey | vii. control//halsey | viii. yellow flicker beat//lorde | ix. hurricane//halsey | x. glory and gore//lorde | xi. psychopath//st. vincent | xii. dog days are over//florence and the machine | xiii. really don’t care//demi lovato | xiv. my house//pvris | xv. gold trans am//kesha | xvi. money power glory//lana del rey

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‘Hunger Games’ Star Criticizes Taylor Swift, Madonna [and Miley Cyrus] for 'Rampant’ Appropriation of Black Culture

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg is calling out several of today’s biggest pop stars.

The 16-year-old actress, who played Rue in the first installment of the popular film franchise, recorded a video for her high school history class in which she criticizes white celebrities and singers for borrowing from black culture to make money. The video, entitled “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows,” was posted to her Tumblr page several months ago but has recently gone viral.

“[In the 2010s,] pop stars and icons adopted black culture as a way of being edgy and gaining attention,” Stenberg says. “In 2013, Miley Cyrus twerks and uses black women as props, and then in 2014, in one of her videos called 'This Is How We Do,’ Katy Perry uses Ebonics and hand gestures and eats watermelons while wearing cornrows before cutting inexplicably to a picture of Aretha Franklin. So as you can see, cultural appropriation was rampant.”

The video features clips of Kesha and Kim Kardashian wearing cornrows and Madonna with a grill over her teeth. Footage from Taylor Swift’s hip-hop influenced “Shake It Off” video is also shown.

Stenberg, who has also appeared in 2011’s Colombiana and on the Fox drama Sleepy Hollow, addresses that Azealia Banks criticized Iggy Azalea for not speaking out after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold.

“I’ve been seeing this question a lot on social media, and I think it’s really relevant: 'What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?’ ” Stenberg says at the end of the video.

The full video can be seen here.

(taken from billboard article)

picture from her tumblr