1:16 pm - 09/19/2015

Korea has their own Rachel Dolezal! UR2 contestant Truedy under fire for cultural appropriation


Truedy, a contestant on Mnet's survival show, 'Unpretty Rapstar', has been recently getting attention for apparently being mixed as she mentions about being "the first black people" in Korea through her lyrics: "This is Truedy flow feel ma voice / Check ma soul I’m from Seoul, can you believe it? Seoul City soul / The first black people in Korea / I’ve never been under but I’ve been to the real bottom / I came up here without anyone, all by myself".

A fan called her out on instagram, telling her that if she isn't mixed, she shouldn't act like she is because being black is not a costume:
















Truedy's replied the user with the following message: "Hello, this is Truedy. If that is how I make you feel, I am sorry. However, I love Black culture and that is what I am doing (TN: That part is sketchy since it can mean she likes doing it or that is what she is trying to do). Again if I made you feel bad, I am sorry. I will delete these comments. It seems like the best thing not only for me but for you too. Good night."

source: @MockCeption / Nan Nappeun Keijibe @ OneHallyu / jennaayy @ OneHallyu

what are your thoughts abt it, omona?
canxi 19th-Sep-2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
Well, she doesn't hate UR. She's said she's never gotten a chance to watch it but I don't think she would say anything. Also, I remember there was a picture of her and Treudy floating around (it looks like Treudy met her and got to take a pic). T is all about supporting her females she would probably just watch and it's probably not something she would talk about unless someone asked her.
leopolitan 19th-Sep-2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
i could have sworn she did an interview where she said she didnt like the concept of the show but i could be misremembering. i was also thinking there was bad blood between tiger jk and mnet because of smtm or something and that was speculated to be the reason she turned down the show. but yeah, as much as i would like for her to call truedy out i dont see it happening
canxi 19th-Sep-2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
It was SMTM. Both her and Tiger JK dislike it because of that reason. I don't think there is bad blood there but I don't think you'll ever see them on these shows or bringing them up by themselves, lol.
inkbracket 19th-Sep-2015 10:41 pm (UTC)
Tasha doesn't seem the type to call someone out, but she might make her feelings known without having to mention Truedy's name. Hopefully, if someone ask her on twitter, she may response to the situation, but only if it comes out as true that Truedy isn't mixed race.
justkyhdding 20th-Sep-2015 04:06 am (UTC)
No, you're right

"While I am all for female MCs getting to shine and the spread of hip-hop, I’m not a fan of the show. I realize everybody is entitled to their own opinion and although I’ve only seen short clips and heard stories, it is in my humble opinion that the show had more of a negative impact on how and what hip-hop is. So unless the show changes, it’s a safe bet I won’t be a part of it."

http://seoulbeats.com/2015/04/wondaland-hip-hop-and-korea-an-interview-with-mfbty/

... I though the AJ interview had something too but Tiger JK answered the Q on UPRS there
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