Previously, we linked to a Feminist Wire post about being a black fan of a white musician who has said racist things. They have another great post up about race and music fandom, this one by Safy-Hallan Farah:
For a lot of black men like Drake, it’s way less insidious. At best, it’s a misguided reinscription of the white standard of beauty through acceptably black women. At worst it’s intra-racial discrimination.
Read the whole thing for a well-argued analysis of beauty standards, “media representations of acceptable blackness,” and what they mean both inside and outside hip-hop.