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André 3000 Celebrated His 43rd Birthday In A Way Only Three Stacks Would

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Atlanta's own André 3000 celebrated his 43rd birthday by taking in some sun at Lake Meritt in Oakland, California.

The exact site of his birthday party was the now famous park where BBQ Becky harrassed two black men grilling in late April.

Fans in town attending Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Hoston Rockets and Golden State Warriors said André 3000 was there celebrating his birthday. 

“I hella just vibed to some J Cole with André 3000 on his birthday in Oakland 😂,” a fan wrote on Instagram. “So André 3000 just walking around lake Merritt solo today. I love Oakland.”

Michelle Snider, the woman who recorded the video of BBQ Becky, said he was in town for two days. 

Snider's now-viral video of the white woman calling police on two men grilling at the park spurred intense backlash on social media, leading to users identifying her, with some users calling for her termination from work.

This incident was just one of many where white people have called authorities on black people doing mundane things.

The woman's antics earned her the nickname "BBQ Becky" and also spurred a number of memes poking fun at her expense. Oakland residents joined in by hosting several big cookouts to spite her. 

André 3000's presence at the park may be the blackest way to celebrate another year on Earth. 

He popped back on to the music scene on Mother's Day when he released two new jazz-infused tracks, “Me & My (To Bury Your Parents)” and “Look Ma No Hands,”  paying respect to his late parents. 

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