Posted by , Sep 22, 2015 at 04:08pm
The Game shares his views on cultural appropriation on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore."

Some people have been upset by Kylie Jenner's use of cornrows, claiming that it constitutes cultural appropriation. In his recent appearance on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," The Game firmly distanced himself from that line of thinking. "Personally, I think that it's really ignorant when people get mad because someone cornrows their hair," he explained. "They saw a hairstyle, they liked it. Who cares who wore it first... I don't understand that."

The Game said he is cool with appreciating other people's cultures. "I say just do you." He also said he was cool with non-black people using the n-word ("it happens").

But he had to draw the line somewhere, and he put his foot down when the topic of black emojis came up. 

"Don't use the black emoji against me," he said of white people, smiling. "That's offensive."

He then expanded upon his take on the racial politics of emoji. "I'm very specific about finding my shade. My shade is like two shades away from the Akon one," he said.

Do you agree with The Game?

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The Game Says People Offended By Kylie Jenner's Cornrows Are "Ignorant"

The Game shares his views on cultural appropriation on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore."


Some people have been upset by Kylie Jenner's use of cornrows, claiming that it constitutes cultural appropriation. In his recent appearance on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," The Game firmly distanced himself from that line of thinking. "Personally, I think that it's really ignorant when people get mad because someone cornrows their hair," he explained. "They saw a hairstyle, they liked it. Who cares who wore it first... I don't understand that."

The Game said he is cool with appreciating other people's cultures. "I say just do you." He also said he was cool with non-black people using the n-word ("it happens").

But he had to draw the line somewhere, and he put his foot down when the topic of black emojis came up. 

"Don't use the black emoji against me," he said of white people, smiling. "That's offensive."

He then expanded upon his take on the racial politics of emoji. "I'm very specific about finding my shade. My shade is like two shades away from the Akon one," he said.

Do you agree with The Game?

If you like the hoodie Game is wearing in the interview below, you can buy the exact same one at the Sixth Floor online shop.

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