Are we currently witnessing the end of the bootylicious trend?
As the saying goes, more money, more problems. And it appears for singer K. Michelle, a bigger booty means a bigger headache.
Recently the singer known for her infamous curves sat down with B.Scott to reveal that she is over her "heavy bottom." The very candid and honest K. Michelle has been no stranger to opening up in the past about having gone under the knife to enhance her assets, even opening up last year to the Huffington Post about having had a few nips and tucks, from her breasts to her butt:
“I'm not going to be one of those women who says "I woke up like this. I'm so perfect. No, that's not me. I got my boobs done, I had fat transferred to my butt, I sucked out the stomach. You know, just normal women things."
Well, a lot can happen in a year. While sitting down with host B.Scott, the voluptuous Michelle admitted that she is completely over her enhancements and that in fact–she just wants that old thing back!
"For me, I want my normal shape back.
I have like movies and different things [I’m working on], and...I hate being typecasted because my bottom is so heavy. Not saying I don’t love myself, but…you know.
For me, and my career right now, and me doing business—like really being on the frontline in business—I don’t need to have a man looking down at my ass when I’m trying to talk numbers. I don’t need to not be able to get the role. Like, I wanna be in Jurassic Park! Let me be in Jurassic Park! I don’t need to not be able to run through Jurassic Park because my ass is too heavy. Before the dinosaurs come to eat me, I need to be able to go!"
The 31-year-old singer further went on to admit that she "can't even wear designer clothes," due to her radical hip-waist ratio making it difficult for her to be cloaked in couture. K. also added that although she always felt she had a nice shape, for one reason or another, she wanted to add more:
“I took fat and did [my butt] and hips and all that. I just wanted [surgery]. I wanted that shape. That’s the shape that I wanted. I wanted to look like that. I think the older you get you get tired of having to hop into your jeans!”
She even offered up some advice to women who are considering surgery for the time being, letting them know that they must be weary making permanent decisions based on temporary emotions. That is, unless they can afford to reverse those decisions, of course!
“I would say if you have the coins to put it in, have the coins to take it out. That’s really what I would [say]. No, really — because it might be a phase! I would tell [other girls], don’t go and do what you see people doing. But, if that’s what you want to do — if that’s the body you want — go get the body you want! Nothing is wrong with it. But, if you won’t want it anymore — you just don’t want it anymore!"
That's something you can never take away from K–she keeps it real all day! And keeping that in mind, there are few things that the singer can say that might shock us, including this.
Although it's a bit of a surprise that K. Michelle would want to bid her booty "farewell" so soon, plastic surgery trends are always that–just trends.
In the 90's, breast augmentation was the big in-thing. With pop culture boasting larger breasts (everything from popular sitcom "Baywatch" to countless Men's Interest magazines such as Playboy and Sports Illustrated), young women flocked to get a boob job quicker than they could round up their tuition money. By the early 2000's, with the rise in popularity in certain ethnic women–such as Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks, Beyoncé, etc.–boobs were "out" and butts and hips were in! Some stars even went as far as removing their implants, including actress and boob-queen, Pamela Anderson.
"Saying 'bye bye' to my girls in September! I'm tired of these boobs making everything look all skanky all the time... And take it from me, this fake tidday phase is outta style. I like natural boobs like Rihanna's."
Even Kylie Jenner, who has been accused of "mimicking Black woman," admitted last month that she was over her lip fillers, saying: "You know what's weird? I've been into small lips lately. Like, I want them to look small."
So why is it that we even bother getting surgery in the first place if it's bound to get old? Well, the desire to be desirable might be one. In the same way that some men feel the need to flash their money and fancy things to grasp the attention of women, some women also feel the pressures to be worth the attention as well! Not to mention, the media plays a major role in how we view and set certain beauty standards, thus why such features, especially those that are often tied in with being afrocentric or "ethnic" (e.g.: bigger butts, hips and lips) can go from NOT to HOT real quick, depending on who is rocking it *hint, hint*
However, in the case of K. Michelle, who admitted to already having had "a big butt" growing up, if some women are not careful, we may get a little delusional with what we think we need when it comes to surgery. Comedian and actor Sinbad recently stopped by The Breakfast Club and brought up a great point about the excess in Black women competing to enhance what is often already a God-given gift:
When did Black women start getting fake butts? We (Black women) were known for butts and now we can't even compete with the "white fake butt." So now you have Black women doing damage to the face and damage to the booty. We've flipped it so far, I don't even know if we can come back. It's dumb!
I guess in short–check yourself before you wreck yourself! At least in the case of the K. Michelle's and Draya's, these enhancements were done at the hand of professionals. And although that always minimizes the risks of most physical damage, that doesn't protect you from any psychological or emotional damage you may incur later.
Have you had any plastic surgery regrets?