- So I really wantedto get these box braids.
Do y'all knowwhat box braids are?
Let me educate y'all.[laughter]
I don't know if anyof you cute little white girls
have been to,like, the Bahamas or Aruba,
and you're like,"Oh, I wanna get a braid,"
and it takes, like five minutes,and they put a bead on it.
You're like,"Look at this..."
"It's so fun.I look like Serena Williams."
When you have ethnic hair,
it's a whole differentexperience.
Like, you have to find
an African that'salmost gonna be deported,
She needs to haveall four of her kids there,
Just to, like,massage her fingers,
and you just needto sit in a chair
for about seven hours.
So I decidedto get my hair braided,
took off of workfrom a job I don't have,
Just sat there.I was like,
"This is gonna be amazing.This is gonna be amazing.
I can't wait."
When I was done,
I looked likea Puerto Rican Julia Stiles.
This is what I was going for.
I was going for,like, a Nubian princess.
Like, an ebony goddess.
I don't know who this girl is,
but I really wannabe friends with her.
What I was going for was, like,
you know, kind of like
Beyoncé frolicking in Cuba...
But what I got was...
I can't.Okay, here we go.
This is me with the braids.
Just sad, and...
I look like I was appropriatingmy own culture.