White pop stars like Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga seem to be unable to catch a break from the cultural appropriation police for allegedly stealing Black musical culture.
According to Webster’s dictionary, appropriate means to “take for one’s own use.”
When White stars make “urban” or “Black” music, many say they are getting rich off of Black culture.
And when the same stars return to their “musical roots” as Timberlake is allegedly doing with his upcoming album “Man of the Woods,” the cultural appropriation police criticize them again for using Black culture to take their career to the next level, then kicking Black culture to the curb when it is convenient for their careers.
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