“Flip a stereotype, how an Asian bitch got concubines?”
In celebration of Asian women and AAPI Heritage Month, Margaret Cho and MC Awkwafina have collaborated on “Green Tea,” a rap song and video that satirizes stereotypes about race and gender. Cho and the Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising star created the anthem for women “to embrace their quirkiness, their sexuality, their inner-child and their creativity with passion.”
“It was incredibly natural and easy,” Margaret says about their collaboration. “As if the song had been already written and we were just channeling it!”
“I remember watching Margaret Cho with my grandmother on TV. She was my hero, not only because she was funny, but because she showed me that it’s okay to be yourself, that it’s okay to be a brash yellow girl, and to be a strong and brave woman. To collab with her is a dream come true, but larger than that, there has rarely been two Asian AMERICAN WOMEN being ratchet together, or just being in a music video. This song is a tongue and cheek take on traditional stereotypes, with a strong underlying message for all young women of color to embrace their quirkiness, their sexuality, their inner-child and their creativity with passion. I love Margaret, and I hope some young girl (but not too young) watches this video and it inspires them somehow. Stay angry,” says Awkwafina a.k.a. Nora Lum.