Nina Kraviz Responds to Accusations of Racism for Wearing Cornrows


Nina Kraviz found herself in hot water right after sharing a photo of herself sporting her hair in cornrows. Regardless of displaying off a new appear just before a then-upcoming show, Kraviz was met with accusations of getting a racist and committing cultural appropriation for wearing cornrows. She has considering the fact that responded to the backlash in a series of tweets, some deleted, other individuals not.

Immediately after sharing her new hair style on Twitter to hype up her efficiency in Miami’s Club Space, Nina Kraviz was met with different essential tweets accusing her of cultural appropriation. Some known as for her to remove her cornrows, other individuals known as her a flat out racist, and some have even known as for her to be “cancelled.” The current critics also expanded their backlash to include things like the title of her track “Ghetto Kraviz,” a track released in 2011. Regardless of its attainable hyperlink to the “ghetto house” sub-genre, a lot of are citing this as additional proof of cultural appropriation.

In response, Kraviz has cited that cornrows have been located in other cultures apart from African culture, which is an all-as well-widespread defense in scenarios like these that ignores the actual concerns at hand. In her post, she mentions that cornrows have been worn by Native American, Asian, and European cultures.

Kraviz also pushed back to the backlash of her “Ghetto Kraviz” song title by referring to its historical context to Polish-Jews and calling the attacks on her “racism.”

The reaction from Twitter has been mixed. Some fans of Nina Kraviz showed their support whilst other individuals basically agreed with Kraviz’s point of view. On the other hand, inside the Twitter conversation, there have been a lot of disappointed with Kraviz’s reaction.

Nonetheless, points took a turn when Frankie from NYC collective and booking agency, Discwoman, voiced her displeasure with Kraviz. Immediately after a couple of exchanges, Nina known as Frankie “racist” and accused her of bullying her more than the Online. The resulting argument has some individuals calling for Kraviz to publicly apologize to Frankie who is identified for supporting the LGBTQ and POC communities.

Regardless of what occurred on Twitter in between fans, critics, and Frankie, it seems that Nina Kraviz has deleted a big portion of her tweets in regards to the complete controversy. In her final tweet on the matter, she says that “things got out of proportion” and reiterated that she “is not a racist.”


H/T: Mixmag


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