A Black Barber Shop Was Shook When A White Man Made A Mic Drop-Worthy Point About Kanye West
We see you Chad or whatever your name is!
May 03, 2018 at 2:21 pm
A trip to the barbershop that could have gone really wrong went so suprisingly right when an unexpected visitor gave his opinion on Kanye West.
Twitter user @RafiDAngelo visited his local barbershop on a Tuesday instead of his usual Thursday. While he anticipated seeing a different crowd, he wasn't expecting to see a white guy posted up in the barber chair.
But I mean. White white. Not "I listen to old school Talib Kweli" white dude with a fish plate. I mean "I just moved to Harlem from Kansas" white dude. But he was participating in the lil football conversation and giving his two cents so good for him. pic.twitter.com/TJL7tBw4S5— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) May 2, 2018
Everything was pretty normal until a stylist brought up the subject that's been on the tip of everyone's lips: Kanye West.
The white man then uttered two words no one wants to hear a white man say: "well actually..."
And....she was on that "we have to support our Black men because he's just going through some things" bullshit. pic.twitter.com/40S6GdW5If— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) May 2, 2018
Rafi got nervous.
Then, he spoke.
Y'all...that white man getting his hair cut jumped in with a "well actually..." and the SILENCE that befell the shop! Like, Chad...do you really wanna do this? Here? I was not ready to see that little white man get thrown out with half a haircut. pic.twitter.com/ndklgphCnw— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) May 2, 2018
Chad: "I understand what you're saying about protecting your community, but Kanye is throwing you under the bus by aligning with white supremacy, and to say that 'he's going through something' is in direct contrast to his own claims and his wife's claims that he's just fine."— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) May 2, 2018
The shop then got silent, a rarity in any black barbershop. Our narrator was pulling an undercover mission, so he remained quiet.
Chad: "Kanye's biggest problem isn't that he's 'going through something' but that he doesn't listen. Kanye decided Kanye is a genius and Kanye decided Kanye has all the answers, and he lives in a bubble of his own making. The only thing he's going through is being an asshole."— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) May 2, 2018
Then, it happened.
There were like five seconds of complete silence, which is an hour in barbershop time. And I wasn't trynna break the silence, because with my gay ass voice I really try to be as incognegro as possible up in there, so I pretended to be processing. pic.twitter.com/zgRTFxSLP5— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) May 2, 2018
But then everybody pretty much broke LOUDLY at the same time laughing with "yooooo" and " my man Chad" (IDK what that white man's name is) while offensively guffawing in the direction of the hoteptress at the back of the shop.— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) May 2, 2018
So that's the story of a very BRAVE white man in a Black barbershop who decided to loudly give his opinion about Kanye west surrounded by men holding sharp objects. Looks like gentrification won a very tiny victory today.— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) May 2, 2018
Whew! That was a close one. For once, a white opinion in a room full of black folks went swimmingly well.
Good job, Chadley.