And they will always be upset because they are not at peace with their own blackness
Now you mad at J-Lo for singing in the Motown tribute during the Grammys
Front row hecklers remind me of coons singing mamie.
Then you get mad when they say ‘I’m not black, I’m Puerto Rican.’
So then what is it that you are really mad at?
More than likely it’s jealousy because you’ve finally met a Boriqua that got back!
And since this time you’ve been trying to find the “great black hope”
A women who can fit the African-American stereotype posterior-wise
I mean are we talking about Pinky versus Alexis Texas?
Or have we forgotten that the best way to pay respects to Motown
Is by illustrating the far-reaching effects that their music had on all cultures?
Too segregated to create anything but segregation
I guess you forgot about Tito Puente spending nights at Duke Ellington’s house
Your blackness is not the pride of Motown
And if I had to examine where you are going with this
Then let’s just say that in your own eyes
It was wrong for Aretha Franklin to sing at the tribute to John Lennon
It was wrong for Eric Clapton to praise Jimi Hendrix with a guitar solo
Your perm tells us everything about you
And while I won’t use the “b-word” this time
I will pull Michele Obama’s tampon out your mouth with a simple haiku
The middle finger is up
Keep Jennifer Lopez out of your acts of self-hate.
- – Warlock Asylum (2019)