Brazilian singer Anitta, actual identify Larissa de Macedo Machado, is beneath hearth once more. This time, she is closely criticized for announcing the N-word whereas singing Doja Cat‘s ‘Ain’t Sh*t’ on September 20, 2021.

In a video uploaded Pop Faction, Anitta could possibly be seen placing on her make-up whereas singing the music. She maintained her vivid smile as she enunciated the taboo phrase. 

As quickly because the video hit the Internet, social media customers criticized the 28-year-old for her selection of phrases. One Instagram person wrote, “embarrassing,” and one other added, “This why nobody like her.”

A 3rd commenter talked about Anitta stated the phrase so casually that it appeared like she had been saying it her entire life. Another individual additionally jumped on the prepare and shared that they’d skip the slurs even when singing alone. 

While many identified how she ought to have dodged the phrase, some loyal followers defended the singer in opposition to the backlash. One specific fan remarked English was not Anitta’s first language and urged the haters to teach her first. 

Another supporter weighed in on the backlash and requested the haters to cease criticizing, stating her father was black. However, some critics lashed out on the defenders as nicely.

An Instagram person pointed that Anitta was dwelling in Miami regardless of being Brazilian and pressured that she spoke English very nicely. The individual highlighted that her conduct had no justification and opined that Anitta did so intentionally to garner consideration.

In the wake of the controversy, movies of Anitta announcing the N-word in a number of situations surfaced on the web. She had additionally pronounced the phrase whereas singing Rihanna’s music ‘Needed Me’ throughout an Instagram reside. 

Anitta on Cultural Appropriation Controversy

Aside from her selection of phrases, Anitta has additionally repeatedly been engulfed in cultural appropriation controversy for her fashion.

In 2017, she showcased Afro-Brazilian tradition in a music video for her music, ‘Vai Malandra.’ She rocked a darkish tan with lengthy braids and wore a bikini manufactured from black tape, a generally used fashion for sunbathing in favela residents. 

While many praised her for representing the undeserved neighborhood, many had been offended by her selections. They claimed she was utilizing the symbols to advertise her initiatives. 

Without hesitating, the Río de Janeiro native clapped back at the backlashes, claiming that cultural appropriation did not exist in a rustic the place all people was a bit black. 

Later, in an interview with Time in September 2020, Anitta addressed the cultural appropriation controversy. Implying that the feedback had affected her, she shared she was nervous about representing the folks. 

She disclosed she was working with a specialist who monitored her trend selection and onset option to keep away from exploitation of Black tradition. 

In the identical dialog, the songstress gushed about her heritage and her ethnicity. Stating she was of combined race, Anitta revealed that her father’s household was black whereas her mom’s household was white.  

As per her accounts, her mother and father raised her within the surrounding space of a favela, a densely populated group working considerably independently from the encircling authorities. 


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