White Girls Rap Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now", Savagely Assault Themselves

Categories: Fiesta!

Screen shot 2011-05-15 at 11_opt (1).png
Image via
Look at them now; look at them now; look at them now--they're subverting implicit stereotypes about race and gender! In the last month, Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now" has gone from a hilarious street single by a disgraced-and-then-undisgraced ex-teen-star to the progenitor of an unlikely YouTube trend: White women trying to spit Busta Rhymes's Busta-Rhymesian verse. The first and best of these came from a trained singer named Karmin and her fiance/hypeman, who recently got an appearance on Ellen (and possibly some paper) for their troubles.

This one video was only the beginning; there are now pages upon pages of covers, all of them filmed with webcams, all of them insisting first and foremost upon their white-girlness. (In case you were interested--by which I mean, in case you are or have been a Culture Studies major--Karmin and fiance are also the first YouTube hit for "look at me now black girl." "look at me now asian girl," on the other hand, picks up some new [and Asian!] contenders.)

This is just how YouTube memes travel; if Thomas Edison had invented YouTube at the turn of the century, instead of the movie camera, the first major film might have still been The Great Train Robbery, but the second, third, and fourth would have been Awesome Train Robbery, Look at this Train Robber, and White Girl Robs from Train.

Now, look; I'm a man of the world, and I realize that some people find this really creepy, because Chris Brown viciously assaulted some famous woman like a million years ago. But they're the same squares who found it off-putting when famous, pregnant actresses got really into lip-syncing "Cease to Exist" back in the late sixties, or that time those adorable dogs painted the Michael Vick mural.


My Voice Nation Help
3 comments
DeputyDuck
DeputyDuck

THEY JAMMING YALL HATINGTHIS IS FUNNY BUT THAT GIRL IS BAD JOE JACKSON BAD WITH HER SEXXY ASSI WANNA SEE HER DO SOME REAL SHIT OF HER OWN, I LOVE HER VOICE, SHE SOUNDS LIKE THE WHITE VERSION OF THE BEST FEMALE RAPPER ALIVEDONT HATESHE BAD THEN TME ALLVISIT MY BLOGhttp://ethicalfutures.wordpres...

South Beach Java
South Beach Java

I see her point. Chris did something really unexpected and unacceptable. 

Charlene
Charlene

If you don't like Chris Brown don't imply in your blogs - some people like him (like myself) And it puts you off the blog.... Anyways, I love Karmin's version of it, it's on iTunes and they have some pretty cool covers to songs! Love "Don't Jealous Me" (you'll choke on your laugh) version as well! Waiting for Chris to get his arse back to the UK, wanna see him in concert badly, such a great performer!

Now Trending

St. Louis Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Clubs

Loading...