Who cares where it came from? It’s lame, I’m afraid. The original song is barely tolerable. It’s from the early era of overtly self-conscious psychology due to the mind-warping effects of television. It address a self esteem issue for black women, which never really existed until someone important officially declared that the problem existed. Self esteem is bad. Uncomplicated subjectivity is more to the point. But rappers have to say something, and they do. I prefer rappers who say discouraging things to women, rather than building their self esteem. These nerds exacerbated the problem.
Hey there, internet. Look, I just wanted to clarify something. I try very hard to give credit where it’s due when I post something here on Buzzfeed. I get a lot of the material I share from various “picdump” sites, tumblrs, and blogs that I follow regularly. I link to geekleetist and Tatefully Offensive all the time, because they’re both awesome sources. But it’s way harder to track down the source of the random things I pick up from picdumps. I honestly didn’t know this had anything to do with a Reddit thread, as I don’t follow Reddit. The Frogman recently posted an eloquent explanation on this very subject. He’s got a pretty brilliant blog, you should check it out. Cute and nerdy, just how I like it. So yeah. Had I known the source of this, I would have credited. Mea Culpa. You stay class, internet.