Thinkin' a perm or bleachin' cream
Will make them better when they're gorgeous
White girls tanning, liposuction
Fake titties are implanted, fake lips, that's life destruction
Light-skinned women, bi-racial, hateful toward themselves

from Nas – What Goes Around Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is an example of how women look for cosmetic modifications and operations, but Nas sees it as a form of self-hatred because most of the time they are altering the features they are naturally born with.

The Tragic Mulatto is a cinematic cliche, in which bi-racial women often kill themselves because they are tainted by black blood. They are unable to fit in with either black or white society.

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