Sir Mix-a-Lot thinks everyone should like Blake Lively's booty (and he cannot lie).
The actress came under heavy Internet fire earlier this week when she posted a photo from the Cannes red carpet that showed off her backside. She captioned the photo: "L.A. face with an Oakland booty," a line from Sir Mix-a-lot's 1992 hit "Baby Got Back," which was essentially an ode to the booty.
Many people thought Blake toed the line of racism with the post. The writer of the song, though, applauded the actress.
"I don't think she'd wear that dress if she thought that booty is horrible — and to me, it ain't horrible," he told the New York Daily News on May 19. "I don't get it at all. She's saying she's proud of her butt. I'm glad she embraced the look, because that's what I wanted (with the song)."
The expectant mother has yet to respond to the criticism and she has kept up the post of a split photo of herself in which she dons an elegant gold Atelier Versace dress.
"I'm glad she didn't pull it down," Mix said. "I don't think she should."
Many of her 8 million followers came to Blake's defense, so the perception of the caption wasn't all negative.
Sir Mix-a-Lot said, "All I would say to the critics is let's better understand the context of what she said. If [what she's] saying is, 'I have this butt that Mix-a-Lot was talking about in 'Baby Got Back,' that's a good thing. She's saying I've embraced this ideal of beautiful. However, if what she's saying is, 'I cannot believe I got this fat, this is horrible,' then I agree with the critics."
Blake seems unfazed by it all.
"…France doesn't make me happy at all. Clearly," she captioned a photos on May 19 showing her smiling uncontrollably.
Sir Mix has this babe's back.
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