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Drake Updates His Fans+Chris Rock's "Good Hair"


The official trailer for Chris Rock's new film "Good Hair" is here. Looks more comedic than I thought it would be. And some of our fave YBF chicks are making cameos. Check it.
Drake updated the website he usually posts on with info on how he's been doing since "the fall". And his surgery.  He titled the post Angels & Demons.  Interesting:
Angels and Demons This bottle of Opus One is low but my spirits are high my friends. I am about 2 hours away from Toronto, CA where I will be spending the next chunk of time recovering from a surgery that I now must have. I embarked on this tour with a torn ACL, MCL, and LCL and due to the events that happened the other night lord only knows what other damage I have done. On the bright side I will begin the reflecting and soul searching that its going to take to make this album and my outfit on the night I fell was crack. I will forever push myself beyond the limits despite advice and recommendations given because even with this new found success I am still the kid who wanted this more than anything in the world. Its funny when I read comments from previous fans who have lost interest because of the radio play and exposure I have. I just want to assure anyone reading that nothing has changed on my end. I refuse to get comfortable, I refuse to fall in line and follow anyone elses formulas. I still work as if So Far Gone had never dropped and I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to gain entry to this game. “Missing someone gets easier everyday. Because, even though it is one day further from the last time you saw each other, it is one day closer to the next time you will” See you soon. Drizzy
Get better soon Drake.

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How can you vilify a movie

How can you vilify a movie you haven't even seen?! For all you know, Chris does address the role of black men, media, and other ideals/entities in perpetuating the stereotype of "good hair." It's an interesting topic, worth some introspection and a DIALOGUE. There are WOMEN in the movie speaking to THEIR own experiences. I don't think this movie is an indictment towards women who CHOOSE to get a perm/wear a weave or against women who CHOOSE to be natural. The fact that so many people take a 2 minute preview so personally may show that it's something worth seeing and then form an opinion on.
question's picture

i completely agree with NC

i completely agree with NC and NONE!!!! lmAO
mellayella's picture

And I'm pretty sure probably

And I'm pretty sure probably 75% of the ones that are offended and insulted by Chris Rock's movie have VIEWED ONE of the following: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Tiny and Toya ANY VH1 Reality TV Show And OBVIOUSLY this movie hits some sore spots with people...hmmmm......
NONE's picture

It's not offensive and I

It's not offensive and I don't understand why Chris Rock is a coon because he's questioning why, we as black people feel the need to straigten our hair, when it's not natural. Wouldn't it be a trip if white people did things to their hair to make it kinky? This movie will be good.
Say It Ain't So Joe's picture

Good Hair looks really good.

Good Hair looks really good. I always thought Lauren London's hair was real, guess I was fooled. Hair is such a crazy wide topic with black women (mixed or not) I was always told I have good hair, but good hair doesn't mean long or curly, it's all how you rock it, and how you take care of it. I hope this movie shows that good hair isn't just one thing.
mila (R.I.P. MJ)'s picture

cindy: I’m glad I have

cindy: I’m glad I have “good hair”. I feel for those that don’t, that perm batter is FREAKIN’ CRAZY as hell. You sound like an idiot!
jennielove's picture

JJ Fad: I am going to pass

JJ Fad: I am going to pass on this one. Love Chris’s usual brand of , but I am not too fond of the ideal of poking fun at black women about our hair when black men are the ones that have helped the wider society alienate us simplly because all of us do not have “good hair” AND certain features to make us appear less black.So them sitting around running us down is not a good look. I am tired of us always been considered the ones that have to work the hardest to be attractive or being the butt of someone’s joke. CO-SIGN!!!!!!!!
jennielove's picture

well black wommen isent the

well black wommen isent the only one who weres weave or perm their hair i know white girls who perm and do use extensions like paris hilton that long hair isent hers daa she got shot her soooooooo ps
safia girly girl's picture

Posters please lighten up.

Posters please lighten up. Some black people take offense to EVERYTHING. Now Chris Rock is a "coon" bc he made a comedy about black womens hair. GTFOH. I'm a black woman and this is in no way offensive. Stop being so fukking sensitive.
GoogleMeBytch's picture

Posters please lighten up.

Posters please lighten up. Some black people take offense to EVERYTHING. Now Chris Rock is a "coon" bc he made a comedy about black womens hair. GTFOH. I'm a black woman and this is in no way offensive. Stop being so fukking sensitive.
GoogleMeBytch's picture

@ WHOEVER, i agree! Posters

@ WHOEVER, i agree! Posters please lighten up. Some black people take offense to EVERYTHING. Now Chris Rock is a "coon" bc he made a comedy about black womens hair. GTFOH. I'm a black woman and this is in no way offensive. Stop being so fukking sensitive.
GoogleMeBytch's picture

People always make this a

People always make this a natural vs permed hair issue. Another thing the man just sits back & watch us debate. NATURALS APPRECIATE THOSE WHO RELAX (correct term) AND VICE VERSA. People should just be amazed at how versatile our hair is. I have relaxed hair and appreciate natural, but this is just my preference for the time being; Not to be more "caucasian-like" nor because I think its easier to maintain,etc. Wish people would stop generalizing. Also with weaves, many weat them also as a form of protective styling. Wish folks were more educated about it... Anywho I'll be watching for a good laugh*
Joja86 aka @Juana4ev's picture

People always make this a

People always make this a natural vs permed hair issue. Another thing the man just sits back & watch us debate. NATURALS APPRECIATE THOSE WHO RELAX (correct term) AND VICE VERSA. People should just be amazed at how versatile our hair is. I have relaxed hair and appreciate natural, but this is just my preference for the time being; Not to be more "caucasian-like" nor because I think its easier to maintain,etc. Wish people would stop generalizing. Also with weaves, many weat them also as a form of protective styling. Wish folks were more educated about it... Anywho I'll be watching for a good life
Joja86 aka @Juana4ev's picture

silentsophi: Straight Face.

silentsophi: Straight Face. I don’t feel put down. It is a work of satire and it is meant to be entertaining. Some people are addicted to the creamy crack and don’t even realize why. If you feel insulted and put down don’t watch it. Black woman vary from rough to regal like any female ethnic group and I don’t feel insulted that he went to a salon in a not so wealthy neighborhood and to celebrities to take a light hearted analytical look at our obsessive and expense hair habits! I don't feel insulted either. I love the idea. B;ack women love to stay fly:)
HOTNESS's picture

silentsophi: Straight Face.

silentsophi: Straight Face. I don’t feel put down. It is a work of satire and it is meant to be entertaining. Some people are addicted to the creamy crack and don’t even realize why. If you feel insulted and put down don’t watch it. Black woman vary from rough to regal like any female ethnic group and I don’t feel insulted that he went to a salon in a not so wealthy neighborhood and to celebrities to take a light hearted analytical look at our obsessive and expense hair habits! I don't feel insulted either. I love the idea. B;ack women love to stay fly:)
HOTNESS's picture

"Good Hair" looks

"Good Hair" looks EXCELLENT!!!!!! I had NO CLUE that Lauren london had a weave. WOW! It looks gooooooood. Chris is toooooo cute.
HOTNESS's picture

Drake is the wackest most

Drake is the wackest most over hyped person out right now. The girls in his last video all could've passed for latina. Even if they were black or mixed why couldn't they look like it? Stop supporting artist who aren't supporting you. Stop talking about him on this site and see if his butt gets talked about on any of the white blogs!
Drake is wack's picture

Tia: I like Chris Rock alot

Tia: I like Chris Rock alot and I love his and what she does for the community BUT on the other hand why did Chris feel the need to produce a movie such as this? People are always making by down talking black women. Black women need to wake up. And standup against nonsense like this; as if all black women wear weaves and perms. And if the majority do, then so F*&$ what. Our ignorance will continue to be our downfall. Straight Face. I don't feel put down. It is a work of satire and it is meant to be entertaining. Some people are addicted to the creamy crack and don't even realize why. If you feel insulted and put down don't watch it. Black woman vary from rough to regal like any female ethnic group and I don't feel insulted that he went to a salon in a not so wealthy neighborhood and to celebrities to take a light hearted analytical look at our obsessive and expense hair habits!
silentsophi's picture

There's a woman w/ dreads on

There's a woman w/ dreads on Youtube shaking her hass in the camera w/ just panties on....now for all the natural sisters that think just cause your natural you are more in touch...she is an example of it's not whats on your head but in your head....like others have mentioned before there are other races that have the same stigmas we do...Idk why w/ blk ppl it has to be magnatized....
lipstiick's picture

I don't see why everyone is

I don't see why everyone is complaining about the comedic documentary. It is to bring awareness to the issue at hand, not ridicule black women. Whether you have your natural grade of hair, or relaxed hair, no matter what, there are always insecurities that follow. Those that are natural can pretend that they are not bothered by the fact that people look at them differently and that they are not insecure in anyway about their hair and those that have relaxed hair can act as if they don't have insecurities or what not, as we all are quick to point out when Beyonce and Rihanna need to get a touch up or perm or a new weave. Either way taking care of your hair is an obstacle course and neither is more manageable than the next. There are pros and cons for both. It is a lose-lose situation for us. We don't win! Slavery did a number on us and we just have to accept that fact. In America we are a minority, so it is only natural to conform to the majority (acculturation). It is clear our culture is severely screwed up in this country, yet I do not think any one of us is getting a ticket to relocate to Africa. With that said, get over it!
Whoever's picture

feministabroad: I get so

feministabroad: I get so sick of the “It’s more manageable” argument. It’s so stupid! More manageable than what? And you mean, going to the salon, putting chemicals in your hair, then putting heat on it often is MORE manageable? And the wrapping the hair at night and then the not being able to go out into the rain. I mean. Really.I will see this movie. And I hope to God that he touches on important things. Which is the fact that MANY Black women relax their hair without thinking about why. It is not a choice for many. Many young lil girls get their hair relaxed without wanting it and having straight hair as a Black women gives you privelege over Black women without. I have been natural since high school and I am about to graduate from college. I now have dreds. But I couldnt begin to tell you how I was treated by whites and MOSTLY blacks when I switched. I will never go back. This society is always telling Black women their not beautiful as they are. And I am sick of it. Ya too black, too fat, too skinny, hair to kinky, you look african. It’s so crazy. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You took the words RIGHT outta my mouth. If I hear people say one more time that it's "more manageable" to force your hair into a texture that is not what you were born with......I swear to God! It's soooo idiotic, but you see, this is what people are trained to believe. You're trained to believe that going to a salon, burning your scalp or damaging your hairline and spending hundreds of dollars just to maintain the ish is "normal" and "easy"! I have a cousin who got a weave. She left it in for awhile and when she took it out her hair was really long. She permed her hair and it was way past her shoulders. "See?" everyone said. "Perming and weaves CAN be good for you!" I kept my mouth shut knowing what the outcome would be.. Well lo and behold! Just a few months later her hair broke off! All that perming and weaving left her with very short, uneven, damaged hair! Now she wears weaves on a regular basis, and her hairline is gradually receding... There is no way you can tell me that THAT is easier! Meanwhile, I have locs. They grow steadily every month. They are thick, healthy and long. I love my GOD-given hair.
NaBelle's picture

Nadine: Lacey You use

Nadine: Lacey You use Carol's Daughter for your natural hair? I don't know what to use. Thanks!
Lacey's picture

I'm glad I have "good hair".

I'm glad I have "good hair". I feel for those that don't, that perm batter is FREAKIN' CRAZY as hell.
cindy's picture

The issue with good hair in

The issue with good hair in the black community is deeper than what we think or know. It's a mindset that is ingrained in us, so documentaries or shows will not solve it, it will have to go back to individuals educating themselves and changing our mindsets from inside. The problem is not the fact that a black woman perms her hair, wears weaves, it's the self hatred that comes with it, that is very sad and disturbing. I saw an episode on Tyra Bank's show about black hair, all the women and the children talked about how they think natural hair, having tight curls is ugly, so they will prefer going outside their race, perm, wear weaves, because it's more acceptable in the society. It was very disheartening to see those young children have mindsets like that, which they got from their parent. If I must say, Tyra Bank looked so beautiful, sophisticated, and natural with her cornrows, because when she has those wigs on, it makes her look unnatural, fake, and scary sometimes. The mentality has to change, the hatred has to change, putting ourselves down has to stop, and it starts from home, and it's even more sad that we the younger generation have to start educating the older generation because they are so brainwashed. The term good hair or nappy should not even exist in the first place. I'm a testimony to this, if you take care of your natural hair very well, it will grow and be manageable. We are so caught up with what people will think, what non-black people will think, and people will laugh at us, even though, sometimes it's not the case, but that's what we assume, and it's unconscious. And so what, if people laugh at us, it's out of ignorance and foolishness, especially when black people do it. Our hatred, fear, insecurity is what people are making money of. Basically, our skin, that's the reason there's skin lightening products in every beauty store, and our hair, these non-black people are making so much money from us. A black person can be very light, has the straight hair, maybe blue eyes, at the end of the day, whites will still see you as a black person. My point is, confidence, how you carry yourself, and present yourself goes a long way, for example Michelle Obama. I went to a predominantly white university, and work where I'm one of the three blacks there. I remembered my interview for the job, i had twists in my hair, and some of my friends and family members discouraged me, that I would not get the job looking like that. I totally disagreed with them, i went in for this interview, made sure my hair looked nice, and i got the job. After I got the job, i took down my twists, and straightened my hair, and my co-workers emphasized that I look ten times better. I remember the CEO, saying that i should keep the look because it's more appealing especially with the group of people i deal with, and corporate America. I don't know if i should be frustrated at the CEO who is caucasian, or one of my co-worker who is black, that told me I embarass her and black people with the twist in my hair. Anyway, I kept doing twists and cornrows, and my co-workers and clients, will just make me feel like i was less than them, because of my hair. I didn't let that bother me at all, because i just wanted to work hard, do what i needed to do and not care about what people think of my hair. I'm very confident in who I am, not in a conceited way, but I embrace who I am, I carry myself well, I'm educated, has morals, and I will not allow my hair or self hatred or other people's perception stop me from loving and embracing who i am. I tell you, after wearing my hair natural, and they saw that I was confident and not shaken at all by what they thought, they adjusted and got used to it, that when i was thinking of straightening my hair again, some of my co-workers told me, keep the twist, and I recently got promoted too. Sorry, for this long comment, I just have so much to say when I see self-hatred in the black community, i understand the standard of beauty that is thrown in our faces everytime, but we have to start making choices to move pass that.
Cece's picture

I for one-- think this movie

I for one-- think this movie is a great idea. If you were listening to the monologue at the beginnning you will hear Chris Rock explain that this reasoning behind doing this film is because his daughter asked why she doesn't have "Good Hair"-- and believe it or not there are PLENTY of young girls out there thinking that because their hair isn't naturally flowy or sliky or long that it is somehow bad. The issue may not be people dying or folks starving but it is about the welfare of our community's collective psyche when it comes to our beauty and more importantly our worth. We can get all up in arms that the "new" standard in beauty are the exploitive images on videos and how it is not reasonable for every women to be compared to others who have astronomically large breasts and butts and teeny tiny waists, but it is not okay to talk about and actually add some humor to the fact that our little ones are feeling like they MUST be a Dark and Lovely hair model in order to feel pretty. Just last week there were people on here trippin' that Malia Obama had a twist out in "public" as if there was something wrong with kinky coils. If you want a perm do you, if you want a weave, do you and if you want a natural do you... but it sad when we can't recognize the beauty in all three and the feelings associated with all three. That's all Chris Rock is trying to highlight-- who complex an issue this is and so what if he is doing it with humor-- maybe we won't take ourselves SO SERIOUSLY and it won't be so touchy if you can laugh about. Cuz to be honest--- it is and always has been a big deal...
Diggy's picture

There should be a documentary

There should be a documentary on White women...
B-106's picture

I get so sick of the "It's

I get so sick of the "It's more manageable" argument. It's so stupid! More manageable than what? And you mean, going to the salon, putting chemicals in your hair, then putting heat on it often is MORE manageable? And the wrapping the hair at night and then the not being able to go out into the rain. I mean. Really. I will see this movie. And I hope to God that he touches on important things. Which is the fact that MANY Black women relax their hair without thinking about why. It is not a choice for many. Many young lil girls get their hair relaxed without wanting it and having straight hair as a Black women gives you privelege over Black women without. I have been natural since high school and I am about to graduate from college. I now have dreds. But I couldnt begin to tell you how I was treated by whites and MOSTLY blacks when I switched. I will never go back. This society is always telling Black women their not beautiful as they are. And I am sick of it. Ya too black, too fat, too skinny, hair to kinky, you look african. It's so crazy.
feministabroad's picture

dil: @Lacey, I agree!I mean

dil: @Lacey, I agree!I mean who do we need to prove something too?Black men, white people, other black women?Wear what you want to.If we all decided to wear afros, other people who have something else to complain about.The ONLY group of people I think are sensitive to issues like these are black little girls.Do what you want to yourselves, but things like “good hair” for little girls are unnecessary and hurt ALOT. Dil...I don't know where you are from, but in the NYC DC corridor, the black women I KNOW are quite slim with naturals. The large and in charge sistas I've met happen to have relaxed hair most of the time. Could it be regional Dil? I've had a natural for 10 years, am a size 4 (ol' skool size 6) and don't agree with your statement. OH! There is also convenience...IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO TAKE CARE OF NATURAL HAIR WHEN THE SOCIETY DOES NOT FORMULATE PRODUCTS TO SUIT YOU. MY HAIR AT THIS POINT IS 14 inches natural. That would never have happened if I didn't live in an urban area like New York where I had access to products like Carol's Daughter and other local, natural hair care items. It is much easier to relax your hair when you haven't been trained to take care of it. My hair is incredibly thick with a very tight curl that I love, but would hate if I didn't know how to take care of it. As for little black girls being the only ones who take issue with this topic, well... you're wrong.
Nadine's picture

I get Chris Rock jokes...but

I get Chris Rock jokes...but we should not be defined by our hair. Good hair is healthy hair in my book regardless how you wear it. Society makes this mistake way too often than it should. The movie doesn't help any because it reflects the wrong message that can be miscontrued by every race. It is not informative at all...
B-106 (Natural Sista)'s picture

I relax my hair because I

I relax my hair because I like the way it looks and it's more manageable for me. I don't know how to braid and I'm not great at styling my hair, so I couldn't see myself with natural hair at all. What kills me are these women with natural hair who seem think they have a greater connection with their roots, and walk around acting all high and mighty just because they don't have chemicals in their hair. Please! Hair is hair. How you choose to wear it is completely up to you. I don't wear weave because I don't need it; my hair is long and thick and thick as it is. Let's stop with all the judgment. As someone said earlier, there are more important things going on in the world than hair!
blk.cashmere's picture

NaBelle: That’s why more

NaBelle: That’s why more and more people are turning to organic, natural “green” products. Wait…are you saying that its OK to put relaxers in your hair because there are chemicals in everything???That’s a very bad and weak argument!In fact, even MORE reason to NOT put relaxers in your hair, since we are already flooding our bodies with chemicals from food, perfumes etc. I use organic shampoo and conditioner, buy 70% organic food and use organic cleaners. I am still ingesting and breathing in chemicals, but LESS. The Less chemicals the better!And the chemicals you put into your scalp with relaxers are far more dangerous than the chemicals you may ingest from eating, say, an apple with some pesticides on it. It’s like smokers who argue that we’re breathing in chemicals all the time, so what the hell…let me smoke too. Um, NO. That’s idiotic and illogical. No it wasn't my argument @ all....but the argument that the chemicals are killing us is weak also because there's chemicals everywhere! My point was unless you made it yourself & you seen what went in it you can never really know it's organic & chemical free...I wash my hair w/ SLS free shampoo & condtioners only...I deep condition my hair w/ sh*t str8 outta my kitchen...yes I believe in reducing the amount chemicals you expose your body to, I get 3 relaxers a year trying to reduce to only 2 a year & then transition and see where that takes me....but the whole going green business is definitely booming, anyone can slap the word organic on a product for the simple fact that going green is making green....most of us live in America & we all know the only thing that matters is green. As I said before there are more cases of cancer in America then anywhere else, blk ppl dont even count for half the population...we're not the only ones getting cancer.....that's all I'm saying! =)
lipstiick's picture

Nadine: I’m practically in

Nadine: I’m practically in tears watching Chris Rocks preview…Not only does a black man have to make a movie on a powerful topic regarding black women, but Chris Rock wants to make a joke out of it as well…going around the world infecting other nations with his brand of hatred.Believe it or not, black women, in other parts of the world, are considered QUITE attractive, Coon Rock.A barbershop full of parasitic black men laughing at the plight of black women…not funny.This is a new low… Plight of Black Women? Comedy is supposed to make us uncomfortable. Most folk in the film seem to have a good attitude about the whole thing. I would be concerned if they were serious about weaves and pretended it was their own hair. I wear my hair natural, gave up the abuse years ago but If I wanted to change it up, might get a weave temporarily. But sisters, if you won't leave the house without a weave then you need to do better. I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this film. However, I applaud a Black father trying to address this issue the best he can for his daughters and all of our daughters.
ms smith's picture

LMAO, I noticed the exact

LMAO, I noticed the exact same thing! I'm natural and wear my hair and wigs. I'm not offended by this movie, but maybe it's because I realize that there's a greater message behind all of this. People choose to hear and see what they want to. Chris did an interview about this movie awhile back and said himself that it was made because of his daughter coming home upset and wondering why she doesn't have good hair. There was no malice behind it. Now can we get up in arms about some REAL issues and quite finding bull*&%$ to complain about?! Everything that we find wrong with our self-image is not ALWAYS the black man's fault. Take some ownership in your choices. GEESH. We get offended when black comedians make fun of black women, but not one person has spoken about being offended about the gay jokes, white jokes, Asian jokes, momma jokes,etc... Hypocrites. NaBelle: Uh oh! Here come the defensive Black women! Isn’t it funny that so many women with WEAVES and RELAXERS are not looking forward to seeing this?Please STOP trying to make the argument that getting a weave and getting relaxers are just a “style” or an “accessory”. If that were the case, why are so many women addicted to it? Why do we STILL use the term “good hair” to define hair that is NOT OURS? And why do you insist on hiding behind your relaxers and weaves and NEVER showcasing your real hair!??Don’t be too proud to admit that you have issues with your natural hair. You’ve been sufficiently brainwashed by this society…and it’s Ok. First step to recovery is ADMISSION! LOL!You KNOW you think it’s cute to be able to swing your hair around, and to have silky hair that touches your shoulders, so don’t even play. You know you watch those herbal essence commercials, and wish to God that was you. You wouldn’t be caught dead with your own, GOD GIVEN hair.
Nicole's picture

I'm so going to see that

I'm so going to see that movie---looks hilarious!
imnotthatstoopid's picture

WTF im suppose to be seeing

WTF im suppose to be seeing him in concert aug 10!!!! gerrr.
Zoie barbee's picture

Wow, have you even seen the

Wow, have you even seen the movie?! So by seeing roughly two minutes of the trailer you already know what it's about? You obviously wasn't watching the same trailer as the rest of us cause to me it looks like a movie that will discuss the issues that many black people, women in particular, have about what it means to have good hair and why our children think that "good" hair= white people's hair. The issues are much broader than the nonsense you're spewing... Tia: I like Chris Rock alot and I love his wife and what she does for the community BUT on the other hand why did Chris feel the need to produce a movie such as this? People are always making money by down talking black women. Black women need to wake up. And standup against nonsense like this; as if all black women wear weaves and perms. And if the majority do, then so F*&$ what. Our ignorance will continue to be our downfall.
Nicole's picture

lmao gotta see this movie.

lmao gotta see this movie.
danielle's picture

To the person who said it was

To the person who said it was impossible to wear natural hair. I can see how it may seem that way, but: If people spent as much money developing products to maintain natural hair, as they do on changing it, there wouldn't be a problem. No one can deny that black hair is typically viewed as undesirable (mostly by blacks) and blacks only perpetuate that belief. If we have a sense of shame about our hair, how will anyone else accept it? I am mixed with black, native indian, east indian and white. I have light skin and eyes, but my hair is rough, EXTREMELY ROUGH. Trust me, bring me the roughest black hair and mine will out rough it. It is a red and like steel wool. I have broken many many many combs, but there was never a sense of shame surrounding my hair. So I never grew up trying to hide it or change it. It is me. I still graduated for a few Ivy League schools and have a job in which most of my peers are white men twice my age. I am rambling and probably make no sense... but I know at the end of the day its an individual choice, but there is a larger underlying issue...
Karla's picture

Chris Rock is a comedian, so

Chris Rock is a comedian, so of course he will take a comedic stance. But that doesn't been he can't shed light on the issue. We saw what? A two minute clip? I am sure there are more serious and poignant moments in the documentary. Yes, weave etc. is a choice, but what is underlying that choice? Is is low self esteem, societal pressure, internalization of culture? Things are rarely are simple as a choice. Many women are slaves to their weave, refusing to swim, sweat or breathe for fear of ruining it. It is easy to blame black men and other institutions for that, but at the end of the day its on you. I can't think of, nor do I know any woman who wears weaves, wigs or extensions who also loves and accepts herself just the way she is. Wear a wig for a day just for something different, thats fine I guess, but making it a lifestyle smacks of something more deep seated.
Karla's picture

now i was only able to read a

now i was only able to read a few comments because they were ridiculous and i had to stop. too many people are already on the defensive and its only the trailor. Chris Rock is not trying to make anyone feel bad about their decisions, but to pose a question about how a lot of women view themselves and what they think is beautiful. Now if Bill Maher mad a movie questioning why other women get but injections to look curvier then everyone would be all over it with praise. It may not be you but there are many people who feel that they can't make it without harsh chemicals in their hair. the same chemicals that strip your natural of the natural texture and break down your hair after time. It's actually a good premise and anyone who is bitching about is showing their ignorance. the comments on here make the clip even more hilarious because you prove this "ignorant" point he's trying to make.... get over it.
inevitable_progress's picture

Trulyyours01: I have to

Trulyyours01: I have to agree with some of these comments about NOT LOOKING forward to this movie….. It’s a DUMB ass idea! I am an African American women who CHOOSES to relax her hair, NOT because I am trying to be like anyone else than myself. I am so SICK of people making a big deal about HAIR!!!! People are dying in the streets, Kids are hungry, Child support gone unpaid….. Get it. Don’t waste ya time worring about how I choose to wear my hair, there’s a bigger war out there people!!!!!!! It’s only hair! Right! It's YOUR hair at that! why do people giva flying eff what a woman does to HER OWN hair!
Lilah Baby's picture

Good Hair is going to be

Good Hair is going to be funny. It's going to enlightening all those who are oblivious.
TonTeezy's picture

I hope Chris Rock's movie

I hope Chris Rock's movie will open the eyes of far too many black women and help them out. One day we will be allowed and learn to love our hair the way it grows from our scalps. Blessings!
YouKnowMe's picture

women wear weave/perm their

women wear weave/perm their hair because its easier to maintain and handle especially in harsh weather conditions. do u think we would spend unneccessary $$$$ on it if we didn't need it? I know I and any other black woman would LOVE to wear their natural hair out but sometimes that is impossible!
michelle's picture

AWWW, I LOVE YOU DRAKE! GET

AWWW, I LOVE YOU DRAKE! GET WELL SOON!!!
Dedra's picture

jus becuz u perm your hair

jus becuz u perm your hair doesnt mean u wanna be white, for some relaxed hair is more managable and 2 them lookz good....this has been a issue 4 yearz sum girls do hate bein black, but could u blame them when all over the world fairer is considered better, u have indians and chinese bleachin their hair and wearin blue contacts.....itz jus sad, itz more than jus straightenin the hair.....idk jus glad im comfortable bein me...
keki!....micheal jackson waz livin' art!!!!!!'s picture

@dil...true....lotta naturals

@dil...true....lotta naturals running around overweight as well... I do think people should do what they want...and their are chemicals in everything...me personally Im just trying to eliminate where I can.... but to each his own....
IT IS WHAT IT IS's picture

DRAKE…stop being

DRAKE…stop being clumsy. TASHA! …send Drake some slip resistant shoes like they wear and McDonalds. Send it in your infamous gift basket.
Lacey's picture

@Lacey, I agree! I mean who

@Lacey, I agree! I mean who do we need to prove something too? Black men, white people, other black women? Wear what you want to. If we all decided to wear afros, other people who have something else to complain about. The ONLY group of people I think are sensitive to issues like these are black little girls. Do what you want to yourselves, but things like "good hair" for little girls are unnecessary and hurt ALOT.
dil's picture

lipstiick: And for everyone

lipstiick: And for everyone that talks about the chemicals in relaxers, please understand there is chemicals in EVERYTHING. When you’re born in America they shoot “vaccines” in our veins which isn’t natural substances. Unless you use lemon juice for deodorant, wash your clothes w/ soap you made from nature, grow your own produce, raise your own livestock & an array of so many other things….you can guarantee there’s chemicals in it….more ppl have cancer in America than any other country & that’s not a coincidence. That's why more and more people are turning to organic, natural "green" products. Wait...are you saying that its OK to put relaxers in your hair because there are chemicals in everything??? That's a very bad and weak argument! In fact, even MORE reason to NOT put relaxers in your hair, since we are already flooding our bodies with chemicals from food, perfumes etc. I use organic shampoo and conditioner, buy 70% organic food and use organic cleaners. I am still ingesting and breathing in chemicals, but LESS. The Less chemicals the better! And the chemicals you put into your scalp with relaxers are far more dangerous than the chemicals you may ingest from eating, say, an apple with some pesticides on it. It's like smokers who argue that we're breathing in chemicals all the time, so what the hell...let me smoke too. Um, NO. That's idiotic and illogical.
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