Sevyn Streeter Questions Why Black Women In Music Can’t Support One Another & Drop The “Crabs In a Barrel” Mentality [Photos/Video]

Posted September 21, 2015
Photos via Taraji P. Henson & Kerry Washington Instagrams

Photos via Taraji P. Henson & Kerry Washington Instagrams

There was so much love and support in the building at Sunday’s Prime-time Emmy’s between the gorgeous women of color who made major history as we told you HERE.

The way Taraji P. Henson jumped out of her seat before everyone to cheer and embrace Viola Davis after it was announced that she was the winner of ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series’ a category that Taraji was also nominated (the first time two women of color were nominated  in but lost to Davis. However in the eyes of Taraji it wasn’t a lost, it was a win! and she rejoiced!

Likewise, Kerry Washington who was nominated in the same category last year but lost, also was nothing but sincere and genuine as she shed tears of joy when Viola’s name was called. The same support was shared when Regina King and Uzo Aduba won their respective honors in other major categories. That love and sisterhood translated throughout the entire night and those at home watching and scrolling social media felt it.

One of those people was singer Sevyn Streeter who took to Twitter to share her excitement for the ladies who were ALL WINNERS that night. Sevyn also posed a question that we think has complete validity.

So we ask you, why isn’t there as much love, support and unity among the women of music, specifically women in urban music (hip hop, R&B, pop)?? Sure the ladies may come together and do an occasional feature here and there or an Instagram snap together for likes but do you think we will ever see the female artists and their fans specifically who throw shade at each other via social media, stop competing and genuinely support each other and work together more. Let us know your thoughts?

Love these women. #emmys A photo posted by Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) on

via Instagram Last year the Oscars were muddied with the #OscarsSoWhite
Academy Award nominee Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez are teaming up and getting real bad

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