Ariana Grande - Thank U Next (2018) Album • Page 4

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. The Lucky Moose Dec 1, 2018
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    The Lucky Moose

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    I mean, heavy tanning like that has been a thing before the whole “ethnically ambiguous look”. On top of that, she IS Italian, and I’ve known a lot of real, actual Italians (I’m even partly Italian myself), and many of them get easily that tan just by spending time in the sun. It’s one of the reasons that for a long time central and northern Europeans (and some racists in secessionist parts of Italy still do) referred to Italians, especially southern Italians, as “black”. I agree with you in theory, I’m just not actually sure it applies to Ariana. Just my two cents on this. No shots.
     
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  2. Jacob Tender

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    More Troye/Ari collabs, please.
     
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  3. Kiana

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    I mean not to sound hostile but I do understand the process of tanning. The italian excuse doesn't fly with me. We all know what her actual skin tone is. And yeah people can tan, but in conjunction with her fake accent she puts on and her aave she's transparent. Her image is v deliberate
     
  4. The Lucky Moose Dec 1, 2018
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    The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block

    What I’m saying is a lot of Italians that live in sunny climates look like that just because they go outside a lot. No extra industrial tanning required. It’s not necessarily out of the ordinary. Also, her way of talking is also very common among kids that spent their whole life immersing themselves in hip hop etc. I mean Babyface is behind a lot of her first album, not whoever was popular at the time, so that seems like genuine interest. Maybe it’s all an insensitive act, but maybe it’s all a set of individual things that together look bad but aren’t actually. I can’t really say obviously but she doesn’t seem like a vulture to me.

    I don’t want to fight with you about this. I’m not even saying you’re wrong and I’m right. I just wanted to share my thoughts on this.
     
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  5. Kiana Dec 1, 2018
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    Kiana

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    But that doesn't rly apply to Ariana specifically. She never looked like this before the last few years despite living in Florida and presumably LA. Until she launched her solo career and suddenly her skin got darker and darker to the point where I don't think she gets as much backlash cause some people legit think she is a poc. immersing themselves in hip hop could def play into it, which makes it worse because they are attempting to emulate black artists without having to be black artists. They get to take the trendy part of the ~asethetic with none of the hardship. Ultimate privilege play and super gross. It's not just Ariana but all of them are equally gross for it

    Like I get what ur saying I'm just past the point of the benefit of the doubt, espesh since woc have spoken out about this. People know what they're doing
     
  6. Kiana Dec 1, 2018
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    Kiana

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    Omfg I was saying all this without having even seen the video. This is just ridiculous. Like of course the homages were cute but she needs to be stawped
     
  7. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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  8. Kiana

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  9. Henry

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    Ari going tan
    Blac China going light

    where does it end
     
  10. incognitojones

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    That Nicki picture is the most clearly I’ve seen it, damn
     
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  12. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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  13. Kiana

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    I watched the second video and did not expect the bottom half of that dress when it is zoomed out. Anyway hope she's doing well. She's had a rough year
     
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  15. irthesteve

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  16. ghostedaway

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    LOVE that Henry
     
  17. Contender

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    I’ve always wanted a piece done by Kurt. I’m jealous!!
     
  18. Henry

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    You should! He's so awesome to work with. Great dude. Really reasonable prices too.
     
  19. Henry

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    dates were added to the tour.

    03-18 Albany, NY - Times Union Center
    03-20 Boston, MA - TD Garden
    03-22 Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
    03-25 Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
    03-26 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
    03-28 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
    03-30 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
    04-01 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
    04-03 Toronto, Ontario - Scotiabank Arena
    04-05 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
    04-07 Chicago, IL - United Center
    04-08 Chicago, IL - United Center
    04-10 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
    04-12 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    04-13 St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
    04-15 Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum
    04-17 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
    04-18 Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center
    04-20 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
    04-22 Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
    04-25 Edmonton, Alberta - Rogers Place
    04-27 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
    04-30 Portland, OR - Moda Center
    05-02 San Jose, CA - SAP Center
    05-03 Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
    05-06 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
    05-07 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
    05-10 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
    05-14 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
    05-17 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
    05-19 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
    05-21 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
    05-23 Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
    05-28 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
    05-29 Orlando, FL - Amway Center
    05-31 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
    06-01 Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
    06-04 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
    06-07 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
    06-08 Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
    06-10 Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
    06-12 Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
    06-14 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
    06-15 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
    06-18 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
    06-19 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
    06-21 Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
    06-22 Boston, MA - TD Garden
    06-24 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
    06-26 Toronto, Ontario - Scotiabank Arena