I really did not want to give much energy to the attire of RiRi as she was honoured with the title of National Hero, as I have long taken the position that the hypocrisy and ignorance of the Barbadian politician, and a large percentage of schooled is limitless.
However, I was quite amused at popular Jamaican dancehall artist Mr. Vegas who tried to give substance to the fluff of RiRi’s questionable attire on the evening in focus. I was even more amused at the comments that followed. One would think I would have better things to do with my time than to include myself in the national conversation surrounding million dollar nipples, lol. I am quite sure that less valued nipples would not have been given the pass RiRi’s were. Anyway, forward to Mr. Vegas interpretation of RiRi’s dress. I will give my thoughts to each of his points in RED.
HOLD THAT INNA UNU FACE OPPRESSORS AND BLACK OVERSEERS. Locks representing the serpent hmmmmm! What do serpents represent in African cultures? They represent many things, but for the sake of this article, I look at the Python, a big strong snake. In former times death was the penalty for accidentally killing a python, and a fine was imposed for merely meeting the creature. A child touched by a python is claimed for the priesthood, which exacts from the parents fees for maintenance. The python contains the spirit of a god of wisdom, bliss, and benefaction. A native who meets a python has to say, “You are my father and my mother, be propitious to me.” Legend mentions 2000 wives of the python god who are secretly married to the priests. In wild orgies in connection with festivals for worshiping the python these women dance themselves in to hysteria. One would think if locks represented such great things as wisdom and strength, fake locks would construe a misrepresentation that would show the opposite to what real locks represent. So in my mind fake locks represent a weak mind, weakness and death ( no electricity).