I wonder if people are criticizing the art or the artists. I’m confused.
Douglas Rugambwa

With Beyoncé it generally seems like both. Kendrick, what criticism he has received has fallen more on the artist side of things. There is a desire to couch this in time between Formation and Blacker the Berry, but that kind of falls flat when you look at the explicitly Pro Black imagery of Formation and the respectability politics buried in Blacker the Berry. If one can be relentlessly criticized then both should be relentlessly criticized.