Raven-Symoné again found herself catching heat from the public over the weekend. The 32-year-old actress upset some Instagram users when she reposted a message from Speech of Arrested Development.
Speech blasted attendees at the recent Roc Nation brunch by referring to them as "so-called 'successful' Black men." He also slammed them for supposedly "perpetuating the worst Black stereotypes." The photo featured prominent Hip Hop figures such as Jay-Z, Diddy, T.I., Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled, Jim Jones, Big Sean, and Yo Gotti.
speech__#KEEPPERSPECTIVE I listen to many of these brothers art and I respect certain things about them. But it is imperative that we don’t lose sight of the simple truth - these men were CONGRATULATED by a white supremacist culture for degrading black men and women, portraying us as disposable as a cockroach within their lyrics. They taught and glorified the drug, pimp, prostitution, stripper and gang game, and led many impressionable people down a path that they have paid heavily for, while these “successful dudes got paid! This is not a Diss, it’s a reminder, that all that glitters ain’t gold! True black power is not this, its despite this!
For her repost, Raven-Symoné added three emojis, one of which was a yellow heart. After receiving hundreds of negative comments under the picture, the Raven's Home star deleted the image and then cut off the comments for all of her posts.
T.I. got wind of Raven's message and fired back on his own Instagram page. The Hustle Gang leader wrote, "Our sins ain’t no greater than yours ma’am. The air must be thin as hell up there on that high horse you sittin on. Somebody please let me know...WTF up wit shawty?"
Previously, Tip was a supporter of a controversial opinion Raven-Symoné conveyed back in 2014. The Us or Else creator stated that Raven had an "incredible point" when The View panelist declared she didn't want to be labeled African-American.
T.I. and many others blasted Raven, but why didn't he go straight to the source and get at Speech????