they tried to call timberlake the 'new king of pop' (all shade to michael jackson). he didnt get backlash and still gets fawned over for being a white boy with soul. he pandered to black women by hyping them up on tv knowing goodand well he wasnt into them (check thebet interview abt his 'weakness for sistas') black women fell for it. plus black men helped legitimize his appropriation-- timbaland with production. idt black male singers are safe bc white supremacy always wants their own to win
White people, tried to call him the new king of pop. Black people weren’t haven’t that. They gathered his ass throughout his Justified career which is why he went back to his white image. Remember when he got the cornrows and we was like hell no, like his black phase really made black people call his bluff and rightfully so. The music industry sees that black male artist within hip-hop/R&B genre sales better, because that’s what consumers like. Look at the current hot 100, most of the top 10-20 are black male artist.
White supremacy most definitely want their own to win, which is why they operate the most through white women. People know why women are the holy grail of society. We eat up white girls with soul, black acting white girls or white girls with black girl aesthetics which is why someone like Tori Kelly (I know she’s not fully white) Iggy Azealea, Fergie, Adele, can succeed in the music industry. They satisfy colorstruck black folks who are misogynoristic and white suburban music consumers who want to dabble in black female culture in music without having to support black female artists not named Beyonce or Rihanna.
The music industry doesn’t care about the erasure of black female culture within it, because white-black girls sell.