Actor Omar Epps appeared on The View on Friday to promote his new ABC show Resurrection. But what really got people talking was his outfit – which included a leather skirt. Black Twitter, of course, found this style choice… interesting to say the least, sparking a lengthy series of Tweets back and forth between Marlon Wayans and hip-hop pioneer Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian. (WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.)
Jamar has been vocal about his dislike of the “feminization” of Black men and when someone sent him a pic, he felt he had to respond. Read their Twitter exchange here.
Well, you can check out The View clip above. None of the ladies on the show were fazed and in fact, Sherri Shepherd asks him to show it off. It’s not completely clear if its a skirt at all, maybe just the long leather piece of a tunic shirt.
Was Epps being fashion forward in a Kanye-edgy way (as West has also publicly worn a skirt, or kilt in his case) or was he doing just a little too much?
Tell us what you think…