You may know LaKeith Stanfield as Darius on Donald Glover’s hit show Atlanta or as Snoop Dogg in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, but now he can be known as another black man in Hollywood that rides and stands up for black women.
Stanfield uploaded a video to YouTube recently, explaining his encounter with someone who was bashing black women in front of him.
This video has some profane language.
“Some dude, one of the drivers who takes us from point A to point B on this project that I’m working on, and he’s like, ‘Yo, black women they’re the hardest to deal with, man. They’re the most f**ked-up version of a woman you could have,’” Stanfield said.
Little did the driver know, LaKeith was not one to be played with when it came down to attacking his sisters.
“I said, ‘Whoa, whoa, wait, hold on. You talking to the wrong person man because as far as I’m concerned...the most beautiful aspect of black women is that they’ve been through the most s**t you could go through in this country,” he said. “You know what I mean? They really have been through the most s**t and that’s a beautiful thing.’”
It’s nice to see to black men speak up so proudly and unapologetically about the importance of black women; especially men on such high platforms. Recently, Queen Sugar’s Kofi Siriboe joined in on the praise and made his opinions known on twitter.
“That’s something that... should empower you to be a better version than what the f**k you are. Instead of having you feel beat down by it, it empowers you to be better,” Stanfield continued.
“The woman that’s been through the most, that’s the one I want on my side, because then she understands, when I go through some s**t, then she know how to deal with the s**t because she done been through it all and that’s a beautiful thing.”
Some of his final thoughts were, “Don’t ever throw them on the back burner like they’re f**ked up because you cant understand what the f**k they went through.” Preach brother!
Thank you LaKeith for understanding the realities of being a strong black woman!