Larsa Pippen has started the age ole debate about braids and cultural appropriation.
Twitter is hot chile, but Larsa is doubling down!
According to People, Larsa Pippen is doubling down on her box braids hairstyle after being asked if it was “culturally appropriate.”
The Real Housewives of Miami star, 48, rocked the braids during a cast trip to the Bahamas.
She was asked about the look during part three of the cast reunion that premiered on Peacock Thursday.
Host Andy Cohen read a question from a fan: “Watching the tease for the season, I noticed you were sporting braids in the Bahamas. Fashion-wise, you can pull it off. But do you think it’s really culturally appropriate? I think you’re going to get a lot of backlash.”
Pippen disagreed and said she didn’t think she’d face criticism.
“I mean, I’m not White,” she said. “So I don’t know — my mom used to wear braids.”
She added that she has a braider come regularly to her home to braid her children’s hair.
Pippen told him, “I have a braider who comes and braids my kids’ hair every 10 days…My son’s had braids literally for the last four years.”
She added, “I’m going on a trip, I don’t want to have to deal with my hair, I’ll have her braid my hair.”
Pippen shares her four kids with ex-husband Scottie Pippen, who is Black. She additionally explained her ethnicity, as well as detailed her history of wearing braids.
“My grandparents are Moroccan. My mom had braids when she was a kid. I’ve been braiding my hair every time I’ve gone on vacation since I can remember. My honeymoon pictures, my hair was braided. When I was 18 years old, my hair was braided. I’ve always worn braids when I travel.”
After being asked by Cohen for her thoughts, friend of the show Kiki Barth said, “I feel like anybody should rock whatever they want to. As long as it looks good on you, I think we should just embrace it.”
Lips bigger, skin darker, box braids… Larsa Pippen is a whole ass faux black woman out here. Everything about black women is “trendy” and “in style” as long as it’s not attached to an actual black woman. pic.twitter.com/OvgXreIEPe
— Delilah Benson (@DelilahBenson12) April 12, 2019
Larsa Pippen. A 50 year old woman. Who isn’t black. Choosing to wear box braids. In 2023. On a national television show. Airing during Black History Month.
— Beyonce’s Weave??? (@dexagraham1) February 2, 2023
— Alexis Rose ? (@hialexisjade) February 9, 2023
Omg i just saw a clip of Larsa Pippen with big ass ugly braids lmfaooooooooooooo girl go to HELL
— . (@RexKellz) February 10, 2023
Lol at Larsa Pippen saying she’s been wearing box braids since she was a kid. Yea girl, I’m sure your Lebanese mom and Syrian dad had you in kanekalon hair as a child #rhom
— Ryan (@_RyanMar_) February 10, 2023