Flavor In The Street

Hello World! Flavor In The Street was something I wanted to do, because I felt I had grown since my previous websites. I feel like I was seeing blogging from a different perspective. At one time, I saw this as more of something I did for fun, and I still continue to see blogging as this, but I also have grown a passion for it. I'm getting a platform, where I get to fully express my views on topics in music. I feel like my opinion is rarely heard, and I want to be viewed as the voice of my generation soon. We never get a platform to talk, and it's now just the beginning. 

The idea of Flavor In The Street was just to restart my brand. I had gotten the idea of the title from one of my favorite shows, "Living Single" along with the slang, 'Word On The Street.' As many of you know, Khadijah James had owned a magazine company titled, "Flavor." I got the idea by combining the two, which later birthed 'Flavor In The Street.'

I'm quite a hard-working kid. I manage to keep my grades together, while running this blog. I've never quite looked into adding more writers to help grow the brand, but of course I'm open to trying new ideas. I plan to adventure quite a lot when I get older, and my taste in music varies. 

Kylie Jenner Doesn't Support The "Challenge"/ Wants All The Challengers To Just Be Themselves?

It seems Kylie Jenner isn't too happy, with the recent #KylieJennerChallenge, which has trended on various social media outlets.

It seems, in the challenge, teens are seen putting their lips in bottles or shot glasses, and slowly letting go, and the lips appear plumped up. This has turned out good, or went downhill for the various teens who have tried it. This came to my attention, earlier today when my friends and I had a discussion about this. Most know I usually don't care for the Kardashians' or Jenners' actions. My friend brought to my attention, that she tried the lip challenge, and that it turned out to be a fail. First hearing this, I thought she was just kidding, until she told me to look around her lip area, and it showed that it was much of a fail for her, as her lips looked a little bruised or swollen. I brought to her attention, that this is an example of cultural appropiation in my opinion, as many of the African American community are known for having big lips. It seemed to be much of a heavy discussion, as we went back and forth on who was right or not, and she even used examples of students in our class, saying who's lips were big, and who's weren't. I mean, at the end of the day, it's unlikely for a white person to have big lips, compared to a black person. It wasn't taken in the wrong context, as this girl was black, but she still didn't seem to get the point, as to what I was saying personally. (I mean, this was just my opinion)

It seems Kylie Jenner has recently taken to social media, telling teens taking part in the challenge to be themselves. Lets just make it clear, that if Kylie Jenner didn't do this, none of these teens wouldn't be following off of her idea. I mean, I believe Kylie got lip injections, while other teens used shot glasses and bottles. I'm not saying, that it is Kylie to blame, as this is her lips, and I don't feel she should personally be the one to fully blame. She didn't invent this trend. I mean, most (black) people already have natural lips like this anyway, but I think Kylie Jenner really bought much commotion toward the idea.

Why doesn't this seem like the first time teens were influenced by doing something one of these Kardashians or Jenners did? Didn't something else like this happen before, or is this my mind playing tricks? Overall, I'm over their antics, and that's the family overall. One of them, always stay in the tabloids. It gets quite annoying, and yes, in a way they're ones to blame. If Kylie isn't going to follow off of her own advice, why tell others? Teens are going to easily say in response, but you got lip injections. She went on to say to the teens following the challenge, to not be afraid to experiment with their look.... Basically saying, if you want big lips like Kylie, go ahead and do this. Really, I feel like this is Kylie's short way of an apology, for something she really didn't do. I wouldn't have apologized, as this had nothing to do with me. I mean, sure she could've brought commotion towards it, but she didn't originiate this challenge. I hate that our generation loves to get on to everything. At least, not things that are appropiate. People knew this would lead to something crazy, and Kylie surely isn't the one to blame. When did she ever say, she was gonna be a role model to teens? She's young, and she's still learning to make her own decisions anyway. I think she should have an adult, or parent figure there to tell her not to make decisions like this in the future without her permission. I'm sure, even with that, she still would've done it, or I'm sure her parents would've went on with it anyway. This family surely sounds like a ton of chaos.