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Yesterday Blake made quite a splash when she uploaded a photo of herself to Instagram with the caption “L.A. face with an Oakland booty,” and a lot of the reactions were extremely negative. But now Sir Mix-a-Lot, the man who first sung the song, is stepping up in defense of Blake’s use of the “Baby Got Back” lyric.

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“I don’t think she’d wear that dress if she thought that booty is horrible — and to me, it ain’t horrible. I don’t get it at all. She’s saying she’s proud of her butt. I’m glad she embraced the look, because that’s what I wanted (with the song).”

L.A. face with an Oakland booty

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

Sir Mix-a-Lot penned the hit song in 1992 to encourage women of all types to embrace their curvy bodies as opposed to feeling unrealistic pressures from the media.

“All I would say to the critics is let’s better understand the context of what she said,” Mix-a-Lot contended. “If what’s saying is ‘I have this butt that Mix-a-Lot was talking about in ‘Baby Got Back,’ that’s a good thing. She’s saying I’ve embraced this ideal of beautiful. However, if what she’s saying is ‘I cannot believe I got this fat, this is horrible,’ then I agree with the critics.”

Blake has kept the photo up besides the backlash, and Sir Mix-a-Lot agrees with the choice to. Let’s be honest, she looks great.

“I’m glad she didn’t pull it down. I don’t think she should.”

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