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Christina Milian is firing back at haters who blasted her for putting braids in her daughter’s hair. After Milian posted an image of herself posing with 5-year-old Violet and singer Zendaya, folks called her out over her child’s hairstyle.

“Take them out. They are hurting her. God ya’ll, she ratchet,” one person wrote in the image’s caption section.

“Ggggooosshhhh why all that hair on that small head? And she has on a forced smile. They look like they are weighing on her head. And are 3/4 of her full height. How does she sleeps at night? Gosh!!! It must be horrible and it looks so too!! Please remove that,” another follower commented.

“Your daughter looks ridiculous with those humongous braids in her hair. It also reflects on you badly,” someone else added.

Milian caught wind of the boiling controversy and took to IG to address her detractors, writing:

“For those of you more concerned with Violet’s hair (understandably cause you just don’t know) her hair isn’t in the twists, it’s another method used where they are tied into her corn rows. The hair isn’t heavy. If you’ve ever grabbed a bag of afri braiding hair you know they are very light weight. But just trying new things. Violet likes it and it’s not damaging. Xo.”

Milian isn’t the only celebrity who has taken to social media to defend a hairstyle. In fact, Zendaya, made headlines earlier this year for defending the locks she wore to the 2015 Academy Awards.

During Wednesday night’s Ebony Power 100 Gala, the actress opened up to HipHollywood about the importance of using her voice on such a large platform. “People don’t realize the power of a follower,” she said. “Or the power of an Instagram post. It was something that I learned as well. Take what I say and it can help them. It can really be a part of their life in a big way.”

She added, “Whether it be something small or something big, I have that responsibility and that gift.”

What do you all think of little Violet’s hairstyle? Is it too much or do you think folks are overreacting?

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Exclusive: Sorry, Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract

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Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.

Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four  and clarified what really happened.

“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained.  “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”

H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”

She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.

They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.

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