Kanye West is wearing leather jackets with spikes in them, and wearing jeans with metal bands names on them…
can’t wait for every ghetto swag hoodrat to start dressing like metal heads.
Really can’t wait….All the kids who thought people like me were weird for wearing leather jackets or all black with metal band names mocked us.
I’ve been rocking the leather pants and metal band logo for as long as I can remember. Does this mean I’m a hipster and had “swag” before Kanye?
Its not the matter that he’s black. The issue is that he is a mainstream pop/hip-hop person so because of what he wears is “swag” to the mainstream sensation they’re all gonna wear these things which at one point which I was insulted for wearing all the time. So my problem is that I’m gonna see people who mocked me for wearing this attire are now wearing it cause its “hip”.
shut up u piece of garbage
black n latin@ ppl have been wearing leather w/ spikes since u were born b. gangs in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. u weren’t even of existence then.
go fuck urself pls.
Dear rocknroller25. Sweetheart. you young ignoramus. Just like rocknroll, white people appropriated this look too. No babes, it aint original to you all.
reblogging for the lulz that black people and people of color apparently didn’t dress like ‘punks’ back in the original days of punk. you know, never mind the fact that working-class English skinheads were obsessed with reggae, dancehall, ska (all black music!) and mingled with black people in England before it became “cool.” Nevermind the fact that skin punk, Oi!, ska, and other genres of punk rock were influenced by these musical styles & black people’s swag. Nevermind the fact that Latin@s were a huge part of the 1980s hardcore scene in Los Angeles (hey remember Alice Bag?), or that many white punks, such as Lydon and Strummer, were influenced by black people and different black musical styles. Nevermind that Poly Styrene (half English, half black) was one of the first pioneers of punk rock in the original days.
Also, NOBODY GIVES A SHIT if you wear a leather jacket with spikes. That’s your choice to dress how you want, but nobody will give you shit for being a black person with natural afro hair or dreadlocks, THEY are the ones who get shit from everyone for being black and natural. How about BLACK PUNKS who get more shit than you, for being black, for being punk, and for having an afro or dreadlocks?
And FYI, there are a lot of punks (both black and white, and Latin@ and other races) who happen to be “ghetto swag hoodrats.” It’s really nice of you to show your anti-classist bullshit. GTFO and STFU with your anti-black, anti-class BS.
^ thank you for that commentary!
It is very true. I wish more people understood where some bands/genres got their music from - ethnic minorities - more than often Black groups/singers. BY THE WAY - there are some AMAZING metal and punk bands that have Black, Latino, etc members. BAD BRAINS - um hello….Fishbone, The Casualties, etc!
I’m Native and I like punk and metal. When I was younger people used to make comments to me like “you know this isn’t a hip hop show?” or “the rap concert is down the road” or “do you even know what music these bands play?”. They also assumed I was Latina and sometimes made comments about how I didn’t belong there.
I got that shit all the time so I can only imagine what a Black young person may have to endure at punk or metal shows.
Btw one style doesn’t always necessarily have to belong to a specific genre of music. I go to punk shows wearing “non-punk” style clothes…what the hell is the big deal?