I’m going to kill my white boyfriend.

by maggiestone

In Longing to Tell, Tricia Rose asks the women about their relationship to the white world and the white man in relationships specifically.

In this video, Natalia Kills, whose parents are Afr0-Jamaican and Guatamalan sings the song “I’m going to kill my boyfriend.” A European artist, her appearance emphasizes white beauty values, the boyfriend she kills is white, and she drowns him in a bathtub of white milk. In contrast to the dark lyrics, the song is in a poppy Britney Spears style. Is this irony?


How does the video reflect the African-American values in the United States? How does this video relate to the experiences of the women in Longing to Tell? What is the message of Natalia Kills?