Lil Mama Makes Us Want To Shut Up And Start Liking Shit Again


Normally, we loathe:
*The New York Times "Thursday Styles" section (almost as much as the Sunday Styles section!)
*Product placement
*New York Times stories that involve accompanying moneyed NYC teenagers to places invariably described as "haunts"
*Moneyed NYC teenagers. (And also: New York. Fuck this place. Will it never stop generating stupid new trends we're supposed to know about? Or aren't we distracted enough from important stuff already?)
*Sephora (Oh my god, Sephora. Motto: "We have so much fucking makeup you'll be paralyzed by choice when you're stealing a few swabs before the interview you're late for!")

*Lip gloss. Because: Our hair sticks to it. So we look like we're those five year olds who eat their hair until someone tells them hairballs are growing inside their stomachs and they turn to ice cream instead. Also, when we were kids we liked sparkly white Cover Girl lip gloss that our mom called "sperm lips" and we unwittingly told everyone we loved "sperm lips" and they laughed and laughed and...
*The word "gloss." Esp. when employed in puns, music reviews aiming to intellectualize overproduced pop music, the URLs of websites aimed at women.

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Yeah, well whatever, forget us, because we're not contributing anything to society in this lifetime. Lil Mama, on the other hand, is a seventeen-year-old rapper who makes us love our enemies — even those in the beauty industry! — so much we think she could be the real inheritor to the title "White Oprah," except she is not white. She is black. Her father "is known as True." We are fucking smitten. Lil Mama needs to, like, get involved in some border war truces or arms negotiations or the Kelly Clarkson/Clive Davis feud, stat.

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From Pucker And Pout To Hip-Hop Hit [New York Times]

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DISCUSSION

sephora is only good for "testing" products before you head out for drinks...i may be loving it now but when i heard lip gloss in january i scoffed then quickly ran home to google lil mama im now a fan esp since lil kim looks like a tranny (although hardcore got me through college)

and am i the only one who noticed the "baby fat" comment which took me back to a horrible place called HIGH SCHOOL when i used to tear apart my vs catalogs for frederique vanderwal pics which i then obsessively tacked to the fridge

i wish there were more lil mamas back in '93