My grandpa told me that a long time ago when a man bought his own freedom he would show off his freedom and his new found "wealth" by showing how many gold teeth he could buy Later on it became a status symbol of gambling men , bootleggers, musicians or for that matter any black person that didnt work for white people anymore
All this changed in the late 70s and early 80s when it became connected to drug dealers, robbers, ang gangsters
in the 90s to the present it is now worn as fashion and many people dont know its true history so they make fun of it, ususaully by white people which is funny because they were originally a middle finger to slave masters
A NEW ORLEANS TRADITION THAT SPREAD TO THE REST OF THE SOUTH AND THEN TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
MY GOLD TEETH SHININ, Ya heard me
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