"There's power in waiting"
Society, as a whole, can be pretty tough crowd. Aspiring rapper Tokyo Vanity learned this lesson the hard way after getting backlash for… being a virgin. The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star — who choose to “save” herself “until I want to do things” — shared her decision to wait on the last episode of LHHATL. However, she was shocked to learn that even a personal and positive choice such as her’s could be put down.
While there has been “really more positive than negative” responses, the naysayers are most definitely chiming in.
Waiting it Out
In one fell swoop fans learned that Tokyo is dating rapper/songwriter Tabius and that the couple will be taking things slow because the “I’m the S**t” artist is a virgin.
“I’m a virgin. It’s not a religious thing and I’m not saving myself ’til marriage,” the star revealed. The 23-year-old said she decided to let the public into her sex-life because she feels like “there’s so many other people out there like me.” During an interview with VH1, she continued, “I feel like there’s so many other people out there like me, but they don’t talk about what it is that they’re doing or they don’t talk about that because they feel like it’s embarrassing or maybe people are gonna make fun of them.”
Before saying that she doesn’t “give a f-ck about nobody making fun of me,” the Louisiana native noted the impact her coming forward with her choice has made on her fan base. She then cited the tons of people who have been singing her praises, saying, “There’s a lot of people that’s hitting me up like, ‘Oh, I’m so proud of you!’ or ‘I’m just like you!’ or ‘I go through the same thing.'”
“Like, I just don’t understand why, like, everybody’s got such a big issue and stuff like,” she added.
“U just can’t find some one to f**k you,” one Instagram user commented. “This is what ugly h**s say after being alone to long lmaoooo,” wrote another.
In response, Tokyo clapped back one good time.
“A lot of you h**s gave y’all virginity away because y’all thought it made y’all cool … You was so afraid of what ppl had to say … b**ch you sitting around here with children you don’t even like,” the “That’s My Best Friend” rapper wrote on Instagram.
“So it puzzles me how a grown women can have something negative to say about me choosing not to have s-x y’all bi**hes really confused in life,” she continued. The star went on to say that the people who are shaming her for waiting are the same people who put out and “still getting cheated on.”
“F**kin ni**as who don’t even feel comfortable paying a bill for you,” she concluded. “Go to bed.”
The star, who is “real big into owning up to whatever it is I do,” said she will continue to move in her way. “I don’t ever feel pressure to do anything because I’m such a strong person. Can’t nobody tell me to do nothing that I don’t want to do,” she continued in her interview with VH1. The rapper added, “Anything that I do in life is because Tokyo Vanity wanted to do it.”
“I do feel like that industry is hypersexualized and it feels like women, we have to prove ourselves more, we have to do degrading sh-t to make people take us seriously or get people to give us attention. Me? I’m not doing that.”
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