Kim Kardashian was accused of cultural appropriation once again for rocking cornrows during Paris Fashion Week. Although they have a long history, Ray J and his sister, Brandy, came to the reality star’s defense.

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The siblings made an appearance on The Talk and showed their support for the beauty mogul who rose to fame after her mixtape with the Love and Hop Hop: Hollywood star was released in 2007.

“I got nothing but respect…I just think that if you are paying homage to another culture by, you know, rocking the braids, I think it’s a compliment,” he said. “I think that when you get up and you feel good and you look good and other people say, ‘Hey, I want to look like that,’ I want to feel good, I want to look like that, it should be a compliment and a plus.”


Brandy also doubled down and said the public is “reaching” and thinks everyone should have the right to braid their hair.

“I don’t think that she’s guilty. I definitely believe in that, but I think it’s reaching a little bit for people to say that. I mean, it’s great. I love braids. I think everybody should have braids, but I think we’re going too far with that with her,” the singer said.