Last night I was stuck in post-Hampton’s traffic, so I missed watching the BET Awards…and judging by Zendaya Coleman’s absolutely awful outfit, I’m glad that I did. Observe:
Let’s break down the horror from top to bottom.
1. That hat. I don’t recall ever seeing a hat without some sort of logo or design. Not that I mind the absence of YOLO or DOPE emblazoned on her headwear, but it’s just odd.
2. Those braids. Plaits aren’t for everyone, darlings. If you don’t have ultra-thick locks then braids look like rat tails, as Z so sadly proves.
3. The actual outfit. One part basketball warm up suit, one part prom dress, this looks like something a very lonely and bored teen would make on at home. Ugly, unflattering and totally nonsensical, I hate everything about this “style.”
4. Those shoes. Tacky, cheap and they don’t go with the sporty vibe of her outfit. But then again, what would have?
Overall, this look just may be one of Z’s worst, and that’s really saying something. Speaking of questionable decisions, Z has dropped out of the Aaliyah biopic after considerable backlash about a slew of things including her un-Aaliyah-like looks, her skin color, her age, and especially her decision to re-record A’s songs herself.
“Because it’s someone that I honor and I respect so much, it has to be 128 percent, especially for all her fans, including myself,” Zendaya said on her way into the BET Awards. “I didn’t feel like it was all the way there, so I didn’t want to do that. And when the time comes when it’s done right and it’s 100 percent, by all means, I will be the first person there ready to go.”
Do you think Z was right to walk if the movie wasn’t up to par? Or is she just being a brat and should’ve felt lucky to have landed the part at all?