Sukihana made a striking entrance on the pink carpet at the 2023 MTV VMAs on Tuesday, September 12. However, her bold poses sparked a flurry of online discussions, particularly due to her provocative display. During the New Jersey event, the musician sprawled on the floor with her backside prominently facing the cameras.
Criticism quickly flooded the internet, with several detractors accusing the “Love & Hip-Hop: Miami” star of perpetuating negative stereotypes about Black women. One comment on The Neighborhood Talk expressed concern, “I just had a daughter. I’m sorry, I look at things much differently now, and I would hate to see her acting like this.”
Another commenter added, “As a grown man with values, businesses, [and] a strong knowledge of what’s important, this type of behavior or woman doesn’t even attract me. Bring back class, respect, [and] dignity.”
Responding to the backlash, the “Eating” artist addressed her critics earlier this week.
As Twitter discussions escalated, one user called for the cancellation of Suki, saying, “Let’s cancel Suki. She really makes Black b**ches look horrible.” The Miami-based rapper didn’t back down and replied on Wednesday, September 13, saying, “Y’all been looked horrible, stop blaming me.”
Sukihana defended her stance by pointing to past moments at the Video Music Awards. She reposted a picture from 2005 featuring Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith presenting an award topless with MTV logos painted over matching-colored pasties. She commented, “This the VMAs??”
Despite her arguments, a significant portion of social media users continued to disapprove of the musician’s behavior. Undeterred, Sukihana responded with humor, sharing memes that incorporated her VMAs pose into iconic scenes from movies like The Lion King and The Last Supper, stating, “[You’re] right. Here’s the time and place.”
This controversy echoes previous incidents involving Sukihana, who faced criticism for her actions during a July trip to London. In a viral clip, she remarked, “I’m trying to get my coochie stretched and eat a n**ga a**. We’ll be eating n**gas’ a** today.”