Soulja Boy had some things to get off his chest this week. Little did he know, he would become January's meme of the month.The "Donk" rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club on Thursday and discussed his influence on today's generation of hip-hop. Soulja was asked whose career he specifically paved the way to prosper as a digital artist. Given the worldwide success of Drake, Soulja naturally said the Toronto singer-rapper.The way Soulja Boy said “DRAAAAAAAAAKE??!?? DRAKE???” gonna be a forever meme 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/a5bwCalDzu— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) January 16, 2019"Draaaaaaake? Draaaaaaaaake," Soulja said to Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee. "The n***a that got bodied by Pusha T? The n***a that hiding his kid from the world, but his world want to hide from the kid? Aubrey Graham in a wheelchair? Draaaaaake?"While that may be true, it was the manner in which Soulja disbelievingly said the "God's Plan" rapper's stage name that made our sides hurt. His emphatic screeching became the funniest thing on the internet this week. Alas, another meme was born. Soulja Boy did an interview on Wednesday where he claims that he started Drake's career. People have been making memes since the video was released and these are my faves. You have to see the video or it won't make sense. https://t.co/tDSuEmXdRb
pic.twitter.com/uWEozl5lhg— Andrea Hubbard (@andi19365) January 18, 2019These Soulja boy memes are KILLING me 💀💀😂😭😭😂 pic.twitter.com/sb6JEWHOn2— karrenberry ✨ (@KarrenBerry) January 18, 2019The internet has no chill bruh 🤣🤣🤣🤣 #souljaboy
pic.twitter.com/zUxdwkk3ef— BipolarBeauty (@Mika_Luciano) January 17, 2019Mom: Lemme See Your Phone Real Quick
Me: MY PHONEEEEE?!??!?! #SouljaBoy
pic.twitter.com/AeVcHioQnR— kianamcf (@kianamcf1) January 18, 2019Y'all cuttin up on this Friday #SouljaBoy
pic.twitter.com/DOaxdmJxAu— [EnterNameHere] (@Time2Welp) January 18, 2019 They even took a presidential turn at one point. Lmaooo these Soulja Boy memes are getting out of hand ! 😩😂😂😭😭😭😭💀💀 pic.twitter.com/iH6xHDD3Rc— Saiyla Moon 🌙 (@SaiylaMoon_) January 18, 2019Some of us with nosy families can relate to this one a little too well.Y’all stop playing with my mans @souljaboy he gonna need a Cheque cut from all these memes. He a legend tho. #memeoftheyear and the year just started pic.twitter.com/Ge1C4gJP3i— That Guy Nuvo (@iNuv0) January 18, 2019 Young Drako himself even commented on the viralcy of the interview. Drake.... Draaakkkeeee??— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) January 17, 2019Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now check this out:R. Kelly, Who Seems To Lack In Both Morals And Sense Of Humor, Allegedly Wanted To Fight Dave Chappelle After Infamous Skit
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Social media and activism have become synonymous in the 21st century; from organizing events to hashtagging awareness. Millennials live stream and post pictures of marches for our friends and family to “like” in solidarity with us. Activists of all ages use platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat to encourage one another to fight the good fight and “stay woke.”But what happens when encouragement and agreeance transform into judgment and shaming? We see it all the time with celebrities. In 2014, Nelly was called out for not actively protesting immediately following the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. More recently, T.I. used YouTube to call out Steve Harvey and Kanye West for their interactions with then President-Elect Trump, and Black Twitter demanded they both turn in their black cards at the next family reunion. Many women wondered if Taylor Swift’s absence at the post-inaugural women’s march was cause enough for her reign as feminist supreme to end. And we all witnessed Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi fiasco…The vast majority of social media users are likely not mind-readers nor clairvoyants. No one knows exactly why Harvey and West met with Mr. Trump. No one knows what Jenner was thinking as she shot the misguided advertisement. Furthermore, no one truly cares. We don’t know these people. We do, however, know our super woke friends and family members whose timelines are flooded with wordy criticisms of their associates’ activism.Though those closest to us know our hearts, our fairweather Facebook friends may question why we’ve not had more to say about everything from the slaying of unarmed black boys and men, to global warming, to every instance of cultural appropriation ever. So, in haste, we rush to our devices and pound out some militant sounding declaration that begins with “Dear White People” or some other equally shocking opener. We follow that up with ill-conceived complaints and disorganized efforts to avoid being the town Tom or Tomasina, or just another one of "those people".The next thing you know, we’re all engaged in the Woke Wars- a series of flagrant arguments born not of legitimacy, but fear. Fear that we will be outcast and ostracized by the good guys. The wars seep seamlessly from the Internet into the real world as battles pop up in progressive workplaces and across academia.A dear friend of mine and I discuss the Woke Wars on a regular basis. She is a petite, preppy, pretty blond white Southerner, Ph.D. candidate and committed ally to the black community. Her scholarship examines and scrutinizes privilege and she hopes to make a difference by teaching nontraditional and low-income students. Despite her best efforts, she admits “sometimes I feel like my activism isn’t good enough or isn’t acceptable to other activists...I feel the most discouraged on social media or around other academics. I feel the most crippling inadequacy.”Movements meant to bring people together are repeatedly splintered and well-meaning people are forced to act beyond what is wholly beneficial. Your brand of activism may involve traveling to Standing Rock to stand with our Native American brothers and sisters. Perhaps you are a startup founder who addresses the negative effects of gentrification. Or maybe you commit to praying daily for those standing on the front lines of social change.Whatever we decide to do, when we do the most within our personal capacity with pure intentions, how dare we shame someone for not fighting the same way that we fight? Isn’t the point to do good whenever and wherever possible? If so, let’s stop calling each other out by comparing the ways in which we care. Let’s put an end to the Woke Wars and form a truly united front to affect positive and lasting...
There's no denying Grammy nominated R&B singer Ginuwine's talent. The Washington, D.C. native has a number of hits and a career that spans nearly three decades. However, the singer has been getting some side eyes as of late after posting a selfie of a brand new look on Tuesday. In an Instagram post to his nearly 600,000 followers, Ginuwine unveiled his new beard in a photo bearing the caption "We getting there ok!!!!!!" View this post on Instagram
We getting there ok!!!!!! #entertainment #thegreatestshowonearth #22yearsandstillgoingstrong #daddybcziearnedit #ginuwine #dinewithginuwineA post shared by Official Elgin B Lumpkin (@ginuwine) on Jan 1, 2019 at 5:26pm PSTWhile many fans fawned over his handsomeness, some users couldn't help but point out there was something artificial about the "Pony" singer's beard."The Carlos boozer sharpie beard," one comment read."It’s not even the same texture as the hair I have seen on him before," another user wrote."I sure hope it don’t rain," someone else said. Over on Twitter, the replies were even more out of pocket:Somebody said his beard not 100% Ginuwine 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/cL931POAAK— 🐆 (@cantguardshad) January 2, 2019Ginuwine beard look like a damn chia pet.— Patrick Pryor (@_PatrickPryor) January 2, 2019Ginuwine got on a dri fit beard?? pic.twitter.com/E9THH6d6hP— The Chef (Steve) (@ChefWaites) January 2, 2019Ginuwine’s beard looks like a Snapchat filter.— Dean. (@OmarDeanII) January 3, 2019so this is ginuwine and this is usher.... i don’t know wtf is goin on but I blame jacquees pic.twitter.com/7zPt9jvprm— MAMA AFRICA (@thatgirlsalina) January 3, 2019Ginuwine caught wind of the shade, and informed fans that his beard is not made of shoe polish, but is, in fact, 100 percent natural.Yall aint tell me Ginuwine was in the comments explaining his chia pet beard pic.twitter.com/Gdh8CwLeae— trello (@TrelloDeLaGetto) January 3, 2019One tweeter wrote she wasn't shocked to see the public roasting, praising the internet's ability to create hilarious furor over even the most minuscule topics. If you would’ve told me last year that Ginuwine’s beard would be topic in 2019, I would’ve believed you. Twitter finds the most obscure things and makes them hilarious.— more than a mom (@BriBreeBrie) January 3, 2019She's not wrong. As Blavity reported earlier this week, fellow entertainer Usher was the recipient of social media shade after he stepped out for a New Years Eve function in a retro auntie perm.Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now, check these out:Hot 97 Host Ebro Joins Apple Music As Global Editorial Head Of Hip-Hop And R&BIdris Elba To Perform At Coachella 2019 Festival Headlined By Childish Gambino, Ariana GrandeChance The Rapper Says He Saved A Man From A Burning Car While On His Way To...
When it came to shenanigans, 2018 was one for the books. While we're ready to look to 2019 with optimism, we can't forget the moments that collectively made us shake our heads last year and question "WTF?" In no particular order, here's the "do better" roundup that we hope to leave behind as we electric slide into the new year.1. Kanye West on slavery as a "choice"Kanye West has always been known to be eccentric, but this year he really threw us for a loop — or under the bus. So much so, that it's debatable if he is still, in fact, cancelled. In May, Yeezy crashed the TMZ offices to profess many ideas about his genius, art and medication, but it was his thoughts on African American slavery that grabbed headlines.YouTube | TMZ"When you hear about slavery for 400 years — 400 years? That sounds like a choice," reasoned Yeezy, slyly asserting that victims of the Transatlantic slave trade could have or should have just packed up and went elsewhere with ease. Luckily , the good brother Van Lathan was on hand to inform him of how disappointing and dangerous his comments were."While you are making music, and being an artist, and living the life that you've earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives," Lathan said. "We have to deal with the marginalization that's come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice."Lathan dropped the mic by ending with, "Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled, and brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something — to me — that's not real."True to form, Black people mixed our outrage and disbelief with natural hilarity to spawn the epic, Black fiction narrative hashtag, #IfSlaveryWasAChoice:“Okay, it says here on Careerbuilder that Massa Thomas got better slavecare“ #IfSlaveryWasAChoice pic.twitter.com/THEhQFjjtg— Rap&OrderJulius (@FunnyJulius) May 1, 2018When your bff finally switches shifts & yall run into each other in the cotton field #ifslaverywasachoice pic.twitter.com/5YFPbAY5bI— And Yet... (@jazi_boo01) May 3, 2018#IfSlaveryWasAChoiceMassa: this here meal is too spicy Me: *removes food and lets Massa go hungry*Massa: but I’m still hungry! Me: pic.twitter.com/BMkWqNYW4E— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) May 1, 2018#IfSlaveryWasAChoice Me and my man stepping out after we both checked "no thanks" on our slavery forms pic.twitter.com/L3FGZRwI44— do (@itsjustdebb) May 2, 2018West eventually apologized on WGCI 107.5, saying he was sorry about how it made "us feel."
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2. Joe Budden: 'Who Hurt You?'In October, Joe Budden threw a rock at a hornets' nest when he screamed at his co-host Scottie Beam during a taping of his show State of the Culture for refusing to be upset over Brittany Renner's tell-all book Judge This Cover. In it, Renner detailed many of her past sexual liaisons with industry players. Just gonna leave this here and go. pic.twitter.com/gCicbB8SZK— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) October 28, 2018“I want you to sound just as sensible as you as you do every other show; when a man is doing f**k s**t, and you want to kill all the men, you want to lock up all the men, you want to do everything to men! You don’t want to do nothing to women!! That is my problem with this fake, women empowerment bulls**t,” Budden aggressively yelled, while Beam tried to get a word in. Eventually, Budden threw in the pièce de résistance , a phrase used to gaslight Black women in any discussion on gender equality: “BOY, she hates men! Everything she’s say[ing] is hating [on] men!! Who hurt you?”Basically saying, "Who hurt you sis?" His condescension did not go unnoticed by Twitter. Blavity covered the ashy implications and triggering affects of the statement. Whew, when I tell you @ScottieBeam is a strong one, because all this "Who hurt you?" "You hate men?" Just wouldn't fly with me. As if you have to hate men to notice their uncouth behavior and hope they'd want to be held accountable.— Ms. Golding (@GoldingGirl617) October 28, 2018Watching Joe Budden, yell and scream at Scottie Beam as she’s calmly trying to state her point of view...Who hurt you, Joe? That’s the true question.— Sistah of House Stark (@lynjaimeee) October 28, 2018the irony in him asking "who hurt you" when he's literally SCREAMING at Scottie over a woman's right to talk about who she's slept with. which...as Scottie pointed out, dudes have built whole careers off of. so Joe who hurt YOU bruh?— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) October 29, 20183. Black Blue Checks vs. Black Twitter by Way of Timothy Anne BurnsideIt all started simple enough. In September, DJ Chubb E Swagg took to Twitter to throw out a query: THERE IS A WHITE WOMAN CURATING THE HIP HOP PART OF THE NMAAHC SMITHSONIAN?!?!?!?!?!?!? WHO LET THIS SHIT HAPPEN!?!?!— i sing blueface at karaoke (@DjChubbESwagg) September 20, 2018Since its opening in 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has been a coveted experience. With numerous conversations around cultural appropriation happening in recent years, one would assume that a Black man asking how a white woman, cultural historian Timothy Anne Burnside, got in position to curate the hip-hop archive at the nation's premier museum of African American history wouldn't seem odd. But that wasn't the case."Many of Burnside’s celebrity and internet 'famous' Black friends came to her defense, and even garnered a lot of side eyes from social media as they seemingly berated Swagg, a Black man, in defense of a white woman. Some of the comments ranged from 'How dare he question an ally’s work' to 'Well, maybe no Black people applied for the job?'" Essence noted.DJ Chubb someone got up early today in what I guess was an attempt to slander the good work being done by @timothyanne at the @NMAAHC. I know she’s somewhere leading a tour or unearthing an artifact, so she’s probably unbothered by this bully. But I have time today!— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) September 21, 2018In the end, a divisive battle between Black Twitter and verified Black Twitter ensued, with many Black content creators apologizing or adding commentary. I f**cked up. There are no two ways around it. I jumped when I should've minded my business and that was wrong. I apologize to @DjChubbESwagg for escalating a question he had every right to ask. I used my platform poorly and I'm sorry for that. Full stop.— April (@ReignOfApril) September 24, 2018I was trying not to say anything because I rock with everyone involved (well, not that man with the suit vest, lol), but this has been one of the most uncomfortable things I have ever witnessed on this app. It’s worth thinking about what can/must be learned from it.— Jamilah Lemieux🖤 (@JamilahLemieux) September 22, 20184. The Self-Hating Black TeenYouTube | Dr. PhilIn October, 16-year-old Treasure Richards of Detroit shocked the world when she appeared on Dr. Phil to confess, "I'm white. I'm a Caucasian because everything about me is different from an African American," she said. "I have naturally straight hair. My hair is not nappy; it doesn't require a weave." Though it was obvious that Treasure was not, in fact, a Caucasian woman — but a Black girl with a perm — a woman claiming to be her sister soon emerged to expose the rouse. YALL the girl that was on dr phil, her sister is exposing her rn 💀 pic.twitter.com/PZz9D1OpkM— N•I•A ✨💖⚜️ (@ni_a97) October 28, 2018"All Treasure known is Black all her life...Treasure is banned from every CVS in America, she's a middle-school dropout, such a hoodrat, sold fake hair online for high prices, delivered fake weave to people's home that was like bulls**t quality dollar store hair for like $50 and stuff like that. She had people looking for her," Treasure's alleged sister Nina Kimberly states in the above video.Yikes.5. Offset: 'I'm Sorry, Bruh'Cardi B and rapper Offset's relationship made the headlines several times in 2018, not only for altercations resulting from alleged infidelities, but also for starting a young family. In early December, everything apparently came to a head when Cardi B released a candid video on Instagram announcing the end of their union. Weeks later, Offset chose to make a very public apology to his estranged wife by crashing her historic Rolling Loud performance, where she was first woman to head the series.“I just want to tell you I’m sorry, bruh — in person, in front of the world,” Offset proclaimed as he walked on stage.
YouTube | instagram liveAfter public backlash criticizing Offset rolling up on Cardi B while she was essentially at work, he replied: All of my wrongs have been made public, i figure It’s only right that my apologies are made public too. A nigga was just trying .....thank god I ain’t got no balloons sheeesh— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) December 16, 20186. Pusha T vs. Drake In May, hip-hop OG Pusha T released a scathing rebuttal geared towards Drake's "Duppy Freestyle." In the diss track titled "The Story of Adidon," Pusha T not only raised allegations that Drake had a secret son, but he also released this a cringeworthy photo of Drake in blackface.7. Kanye West Visits TrumpYouTube | USA TODAYKanye West went to visit Donald Trump in October for a chit-chat, confirming that the once pro-Black trailblazer is an unrecognizable version of his former self. At the meeting, West essentially professed his love for Trump and how wearing the infamous MAGA hat made him feel like "superman." He also shared that his 2005 on-air criticism of George W. Bush's negligence during Hurricane Katrina was a result of him being programmed to think from a "victimized mentality, a welfare mentality." Trump looked on in disbelief, before West gleefully jumped up to hug him. It was also noted that Kanye West's password was "000000." Kanye just unlocked his iPhone before the TV cameras in the Oval Office. And his password is just 0 repeatedly pic.twitter.com/mOAbhRLr7s— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) October 11, 20188. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B BeefIn September, the murky and storied beef between femcees Nicki Minaj and Cardi B came to a head in the form of a thrown shoe. According TMZ, at Harper’s BAZAAR ICONS Fashion Week party, Cardi B approached Nicki's table screaming. She eventually took off her shoe and threw at Minaj.Though the shoe did not connect, Cardi B was reportedly escorted from the party wearing one shoe. she also had a knot on her face. Cardi B & Rah Ali of Nicki Minaj's Camp got into a scuffle at Harper's Bazaar's NYFW party tonight. pic.twitter.com/jI5BOGs14T— miixtapechiick.com (@MXCKposts) September 8, 2018 2018 was a wild ride! Let's see what the new year has in...
When a young woman got a big surprise during a court TV appearance, she was stiffer than a church lady’s wig.The woman, LaJoya Jackson, was dumbfounded as her two boos bickered over her on Couples Court With the Cutlers. As KCUR reports, the show stars Kansas City lawyers Dana Tippin Cutler and Keith Cutler, who preside over couples' disputes in their television courtroom.Jackson was originally in court to see if her relationship with her husband, Umar Taylor, could be salvaged. Unfortunately, any hope went out the window when her side piece Joshua Charles walked into the court room and claimed they had sex a few hours before court. View this post on Instagram
#Wayment! Sis hit the mannequin challenge real quick 😩😂 (📹: @couplescourttv/ @realitytvteainc)A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Dec 17, 2018 at 11:32am PSTShe didn’t speak or move again until one of the judges asked her Charles’ comments were true and she confessed to having had the amorous rendezvous. It also came out that she’s pregnant.Jackson’s hilarious reaction to Charles' appearance is the stuff memes are made of, and it wasn’t long before her face was all over Twitter.*record scratch*
“Mrs. Jackson. Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation” pic.twitter.com/qlPQSqw57D— Steven Soto (@s_soto90) December 16, 2018Offset after being caught multiple times pic.twitter.com/0BRSXYbLyO— torrey (@nytorrey) December 16, 2018When the family asks about grades on Xmas break. pic.twitter.com/p1Jxzr6xSW— Bootyoptics (@aaronnnnn19) December 16, 2018“Am feeding her body, am feeding her mind, am feeding her soul”😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/quAppLV8tj— 🍒Whitney🍒 (@zemyfenty) December 16, 2018
Understandably, there wasn’t a happy ending to the love triangle. Taylor, who moved out the home he'd once shared with his wife two months ago, decided he couldn’t take anymore cheating. An update posted at the end of the show confirmed the couple are still separated. Additionally, Taylor said he won’t be satisfied with how things turned out until he gets paternity tests results for the baby his wife is carrying.Here’s the full segment, if you’re interested:Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now, check these out:Greenville Pastor And Wife Defend His $200,000 Anniversary GiftAlice Walker Criticized For Praising Book Espousing Anti-SemitismThis Fenty Beauty Ad Featuring The HBIC Tiffany Pollard Reminds Us Why We Love New...
It’s been a long time. We shouldn’t have left you without some dope tweets to step to, Blavity Fam, and we're sorry. But now, just in time for the holiday season, we're back. And our gift to you is a collection of Black Twitter’s finest tweets of the week.They’re entirely free, and we'd love it if you regift them.You’re welcome.We start things off this week with Carmelo Anthony giving a new meaning to the word "fly:"Nigga dressed like a Tuskegee Airman https://t.co/zdnedo7Tcb— 🎹 (@Dr_Sweets23) December 1, 2018
We found ourselves with only one question after coming across the following tweet: Is nothing sacred?!
Someone said greens was hot salad and I’m not ready to accept that https://t.co/TeRoTCqK5n— Hank Trill (@crispywedges) December 4, 2018 As cuffing season ends, we hope (for your sake) you have your life jackets ready. My friend said this is “getting back out there” after a long relationship I’m dead. pic.twitter.com/BqPpnF61nH— RQQDOLPH🤪💜 (@_Daminator) December 2, 2018 Once again, we were treated to white people showing us where their priorities reside:
white people collectively did more activism today during the 6 hours they thought Friends was going to be taken off Netflix than they have during the last 2 years— Joshua John (@joshagenator) December 4, 2018Speaking of, Brad better ask a granny for some purse candy:
When nobody told you black church is all day pic.twitter.com/2Q4GxdGJQc— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) December 9, 2018This guy is asking all the right questions. I just realized that in all of the purge movies, nobody ever steals anything valuable. All crime is legal for 24 hours straight and all you people are interested in is killing one another? Bitch the Apple store right across the street.— Peter (@OkigboXL) December 11, 2018Here's a PSA to all Black parents: WE. DON'T. KNOW. Just watch the dang video! Then she be like “ who’s that???” Like I’m supposed to know... https://t.co/3Zv1D7AT1M— NIA (@Dounnyya) December 13, 2018Erykah told y'all she's half Colt 45 and Newports, did she not?
Eryka Badu is a city girl in a head wrap. https://t.co/a6BnvxoCWu— Esthetician|Skin Therapist|Hydration Aficionado (@CruzanChoklate) December 11, 2018Jacquees took to Instagram this week to declare himself the king of R&B, and everybody and their mama had something to say about it. Many musicians took to Twitter to crown Chris Brown the current king of the genre, but this user decided to settle the matter once and for all:
So y’all just gonna act like this ain’t the real king of R&B? pic.twitter.com/advQIjoQUS— Paco Diego Alejandro Ramirez III (@DeeDashEmOh) December 11, 2018If we can remain on the topic of Jacquees for a little longer, we'd like to announce we might have found his actual title:
She not even the face of Trip https://t.co/DDWs6OAos7— Return of Mr. Rager (@Chris2Chill) December 4, 2018St. Becalis has taught the world innumerable life lessons. And here's another one:
“Shoes - $800, glasses $300, this dress - $20. Gotta learn how to budget hoe” -Vintage Cardi B https://t.co/tUO9vZlItH— Jalen (@jalenmosby) December 2, 2018In other truths, can we acknowledge although Blackness isn't a monolith, some things are universal?
African parents when they see you relaxing https://t.co/DS2hVPeez2— 𝓊𝒿𝓊. (@obianxju) December 14, 2018Finally, dear fam, we leave you with this gem. When the person no one invited shows up to the function anyway...Every face here tells a story pic.twitter.com/ln0mw9jAeC— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 5, 2018
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R&B fans across the internet reminded Jacquees he ain’t all that after he dubbed himself the king of the genre.The 24-year-old crooner made the bold declaration on Saturday via his Instagram page. View this post on Instagram
Fuck it !!!A post shared by Lamborghini Que (@jacquees) on Dec 8, 2018 at 11:11am PST“I just want to let everybody know that I’m the king of R&B right now for this generation,” Jacquees said. “I understand who came and who did that and that and that, but now it’s my turn. Jacquees is the king of R&B. I just heard it said, and I’ve been feeling that. ATL, let’s get it. I’m the new king of R&B.”The "B.E.D." artist was swiftly corrected by dissenters.Jacquees ain’t even the R&B Employee of the Month, what the hell made him think he was the King of a generation? 😂— Keena Renée (@keenlykeena) December 10, 2018Jacquees said he’s the King of R&B. That shit better stand for Raisin and Bran, the fuck outta here— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) December 10, 2018If you told me to name 5 original Jacquees songs to save my apartment, I'd start packing immediately— YT: Kofie Why? (@KofieYeboah) December 10, 2018Chris Brown is the King of R&B of our generation. I doubt Jacquees’ new album even went gold.. so that nigga nEE EEE EEEE EEEd to stop talking that bullshit 🤒— Jamie Foxx (@WardHilfiger) December 10, 2018Other artists chimed in to help Jacquees get it together:Honestly I don't think there is a king of r&b right now. Anyone consistently dominating the charts, selling out arenas, etc, a la Usher at his prime. Not a comment on quality. I think the throne is open right now.— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 10, 2018 View this post on Instagram
Just saying! @theshaderoom #25tolife #randbA post shared by J.Holiday (@kingjholiday) on Dec 9, 2018 at 5:38pm PST View this post on Instagram
The stop crying like a bitch wasn’t directed towards @therealtank but @iamjamiefoxx @keithsweat @jodecimusic @neyo @maxwell @ericbenet joe has classics what are we saying.A post shared by Marcus (@pleasurep) on Dec 9, 2018 at 10:34pm PST View this post on Instagram
How Sway..? How.??......... The way we ALL reacted.......... Let me put you up on what’s really movin bruh.. This ain’t Hip Hop my nigha.. You can’t come in this game get hot for a year then try an #T69 nighas and throw that there word #KING around..... Imma keep it a stack with you... The young kings of your generation that’s #been runnin shit is 1 @chrisbrownofficial and 2 @treysongz .... BIG facts! FYI the last real R&B album through and through that has the integrity and blueprint of the culture that was made with NO skips was #ThreeKings you got this out of the T69 play book stop trolling my nigha get back in the booth.....A post shared by TYRESE (@tyrese) on Dec 9, 2018 at 11:25pm PSTFollowing the strong reaction, Jacquees bragged about dropping $100K in cash at his mother’s wedding. He posted a picture of himself with the money on Instagram. View this post on Instagram
Just gave my mama 100k for her wedding gift. Ion give a fuck what a nigga got to say bout me in da streets !!! LOVE YOU MAMA!!!A post shared by Lamborghini Que (@jacquees) on Dec 9, 2018 at 5:28pm PSTAnother wedding guest filmed the moment: View this post on Instagram
@jacquees gifts his mom 100k for her wedding gift 🎁 @19goldenrose congratulations love you doll 🥰🥰A post shared by Miss Rici (@imrici) on Dec 9, 2018 at 5:05pm PSTAccording to TMZ, the wedding occurred on Sunday at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia. R&B greats have yet to comment on it.Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now, check these out:Cardi B Put This 'Motorsport' Lyric In Reverse Following Her Break-Up With Offset And We're Here For ItJesus Must Have Said 'No' Because Michelle Williams And Fiancé Chad Johnson Are No Longer TogetherJanelle Monáe Tearfully Reacts To Having Been Nominated For A Grammy As A 'Young, Black, Queer Woman In...
Rapper Cardi B shocked fans when she posted on her Instagram page that after over a year of marriage, she and husband Offset, 1/3 of the rap trio Migos, were going their separate ways. View this post on Instagram
There you go..peace and loveA post shared by CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on Dec 4, 2018 at 9:49pm PSTThe 42-second clip was captioned with the simple phrase, "There you go..peace and love."Under the post, soon-to-be ex-husband Offset simply commented, "Y'all won." It didn't take long before Black Twitter turned the two-word response into the joke of the week.One user couldn't help but attribute the phrase to activist DeRay McKesson's now-viral photo of him posing without his iconic Patagonia blue vest. “Y’all won” pic.twitter.com/xgzr1wV5DD— Roger ‘Booda’ Sack (@_Myleshigh) December 5, 2018Another couldn't help but wonder what exactly we ever did. Who is y’all? What did we do lol https://t.co/vxDpew2hJK— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 5, 2018But hey, at least we all now have a scapegoat for when we eff up: y'all. “y’all won” - me blaming my tardiness on MTA when I left the house 30 minutes late.— Francine Tamakloe (@tamakloeee) December 5, 2018
“Lactose intolerant”“Drinks milk”Y’all won— db (@danieloluwatobi) December 5, 2018“Y’all won”
- Me when the autopay hits my account unexpectedly pic.twitter.com/WOQm9rdcbq— Clarkisha Kent (@IWriteAllDay_) December 5, 2018“Y’all won” - my paycheck to my bills pic.twitter.com/n2ijaJa5UW— Brooke Ashley 👑 (@TheBrookeAsh) December 5, 2018“Y’all won” is my new response, when I get caught up in my bullshitting and have to deal with the consequences.— Baeonetta (@revalanche) December 5, 2018Someone went ahead and turned "Ya'll won" into Offset's soon-to-be-released single with a famous feature.When Offset drops “Y’all Won” featuring Future HNDRXX>>>>>>>>— Martin Payne (@Draristotle) December 5, 2018For members of the Blavity fam gearing up for finals, some of y'all can relate to this.“Y’all won” - me, to my professors as I take these finals— RHObitussin 🐩 (@kaelinlorrraine) December 5, 2018The news of the breakup doesn't come as a shock to most since it was rumored well before the Bronx-born rapper and "Stir Fry" lyricist tied the knot that he had been unfaithful to his girl. Therefore, "y'all won" is incorrect given no one on Al Gore's internet told Offset to go out and cheat on his then-fiancée. So Cardi just posted that she and Offset are no longer and he replies to the post “Y’all won.” Bruh...we ain’t have nothing to do with this 😂 you was caught cheating how many times? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/TvsDTdt8ih— Apryl P. 💕 (@lovely_apryl) December 5, 2018Offset talking about “y’all won” like we made him go out and cheat.. y’all do anything but take accountability— Landon Romano (@landonromano) December 5, 2018On the bright side, it looks like the online community is sticking by Cardi's side, sending her positive thoughts and already readying themselves for her comeback.I’m praying for Cardi tho. She just had a baby 5 months ago and she was just dealing with depression. I know it wasn’t easy to let go of him and her marriage but she did. I’m proud of her. Her growth in the past months let’s me know she’ll bounce back.— ∞ (@eyelandgyal) December 5, 2018Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now, check these out:Rapper Offset Was Once A Young Backup Dancer For Whitney Houston And TLCThe Beyhive Still Isn't Taking Their Foot Off Kid Rock's Neck For That 2015 Insult About Her HairLauryn Hill Stuns London Concertgoers By Arriving Only 20 Minutes Late For...
Alleged ally Sam Whiteout got dragged on Twitter after he published an article about wokeness.Whiteout, government name Sam White, first gained social media attention when videos of him strolling with his Kappa Alpha Psi frat brothers went viral. Many were impressed with a white boy being able to hit the shimmy, and he gained a large following. White has used his notoriety to talk about social issues, namely racism and white privilege.“Being white in a Black space demands a very self-reflective mindset,” he told The Daily Dot in February 2017. “The onus is on me to make sure I don’t disrespect the culture or the community at large, and part of that is the authenticity with which I approached Kappa.”Whiteout's troubles began, however, when he complained about the commodification of being woke and blasted companies like Pepsi for co-opting social justice for profit in an article for the Kennedy School Journal of African American Public Policy.“Today, being woke and doing good have become part of the pop culture and have certainly become a bit diluted in the process,” he wrote. “Specifically, wokeness has lost some of its connection to Black activism. However, as the link between wokeness and profit becomes more clear, we will face more and more attempts to capitalize off this trend without actually being woke or doing any good at all.”After outlining the issue, Whiteout had some suggestions as to how to counter the corporate colonization of wokeness."Let’s celebrate folks doing good while making sure the conversation doesn’t end without turning that inspiration into momentum for more good to be done," he wrote. "And let’s be frank about the attempts to be woke that are too meager in their effort to warrant praise while making sure that conversation doesn’t take place in a contextual vacuum."The piece also praised Drake's video for "God's Plan," Marvel's Black Panther and Ava DuVernay's work as examples of positive packaged wokeness. After Whiteout posted excerpts of the article on his Twitter page, it wasn’t long before Black Twitter snatched him by his bowtie.Sam Whiteout shimmied his way into writing pieces about wokeness, Black Panther, and ally cookies 💀this is what happens when brunch boot Twitter sends out cookout invitations— Chadwick Proseman (@frodeci) November 30, 2018I have no issue with white people collaborating w/ or supporting Black people. I feel that it is actually their duty to use their privilege to create access and space.
This isn’t what “Sam Whiteout” is doing, in fact, he has access and space that should belong to a Black person. pic.twitter.com/w2RDtpD0tV— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) November 30, 2018which one of you niggas invited Sam Whiteout to the cookout?— Najma (@overdramatique) November 30, 2018imagine as a Black scholar working for weeks or months on submitting an essay/research to a peer reviewed journal, only for it to be published next to a Sam Whiteout— #August21 #PrisonStrike (@HalfAtlanta) November 30, 2018But seriously, I'm going to need for some of our own not to play into the dependency of a white presence to validate the culture. Black Kappas who hyped Sam Whiteout up to think he's entitled to our space should reflect on how far he's gotten out of control.— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) November 30, 2018The only thing Sam Whiteout should be writing is a self reflective piece on why he feels it’s important to replace Black voices, take up Black spaces, and monetize his privilege under the guise of allyship.— Kim Possible (@spkhp) November 30, 2018Sam Whiteout is why I’ve never been here for White folk in our organizations. Because deference, in every aspect of life, ain’t something White folk believe they should give. Good morning and good night.— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) November 30, 2018Whiteout eventually followed up with an apology: Regarding the article I wrote: pic.twitter.com/5UF1cFKrP1— Sam Whiteout (@samwhiteout) November 30, 2018"I am so sorry," he wrote. "My intentions ... do not change the negative impact I have caused, and that is entirely my fault."Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now, check these out:South Africa May Soon Be Able To Lawfully Seize Land From White OwnersDon Lemon Literally Could Not Stop Cracking Up On Live TV After Watching An 'Awkward' ClipPayless Opened A Fake Luxury Store Just To Trick People Into Paying Hundreds Of Dollars For $20...
Skai Jackson’s face is being used to sell British fried chicken.An observant fan posted a picture of the ad from Morley’s Fried Chicken on Twitter to bring it to Jackson’s attention, reports BuzzFeed.I wonder if Skai Jackson knows that her sweet face is being used to sell fried chicken in south London 😂 pic.twitter.com/WqL64FgAuO— Ade Onibada (@SincerelyAde) November 27, 2018The 16-year-old actress was stunned and wanted to know if they were gonna slide her some cash.What the h- https://t.co/fSz7sTG2lu— Skai Jackson ♡ (@skaijackson) November 29, 2018RUN ME MY CHECK https://t.co/fSz7sTG2lu— Skai Jackson ♡ (@skaijackson) November 29, 2018The rest of Twitter also got a kick out of the picture:Skai Jackson really flopped after Jessie ended huh... 😭💀 pic.twitter.com/c7lWtYApfG— jacob (@trishasclit) November 29, 2018I mean face ALL big too. Like they KNEW they had permission. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/13uTAxN1b5— NERDSoul (@OneYoungsta) November 29, 2018Skai Jackson collecting her check: pic.twitter.com/PBhOTtrPZq— ❤DΛПIΣL🖤 kick (@NotorioussAnti) November 29, 2018If I eat this chicken and don't become as cute as Skai Jackson in 3-5 business days I'm suing! pic.twitter.com/loQjIoxJRz— The One They Call LL Cool Dave /G\ (@SoWaveyRockwell) November 27, 2018@skaijackson is about to take down Morleys single handedly and I'm so conflicted https://t.co/4Z65t8AZ8I— Lion's Sin: Lord Escanor (@SamethyTheThird) November 29, 2018Their photoshop expert.... pic.twitter.com/cACDrpRJAx— E. Rodriguez 🌊 (@whiplashgrlchld) November 29, 2018The lawyers writing the cease and desist pic.twitter.com/ggrTITtx9G— Lisa Turtle♏️ (@LivinLaVidaLisa) November 29, 2018Morley’s hasn’t commented on the picture.We hope they run Skai her money or at least a bucket of dark meat.Liking this content? Check these out:Juelz Santana Checks One Of Countless Critics Shading His Pre-Prison Marriage Proposal To KimbellaBeauty Entrepreneur Supa Cent Gets Emotional After Her Company Makes $1 Million In Revenue In 90 MinutesThis Guy Gave His Future Wife Six Rings To Choose From In Over-The-Top...
Steven Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, has died of ALS, Variety reports. He was 57 years old.A spokesperson for Nickelodeon said everyone at the network is "incredibly saddened" and called Hillenburg "a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon."Hillenburg's creation was a hit all over the world, and his character became go-to figures for memes. There was perhaps nowhere where this was truer than Black Twitter, and to honor his work, we'd like to share a few of our favorite SpongeBob Twitter memes. In case you need a quick primer on SpongeBob's digital life, take a look at this:the exact moments all the Spongebob memes were born 😂pic.twitter.com/RMR3aT6O2k— Male Thoughts (@TheComedyHumor) March 21, 2018And because the internet is so quick, that doesn't even count one of the latest and greatest memes (so far!): Krusty Krab v. Chum Bucket. Now that you've been schooled on the history let's dive in.1. Squidward needing to catch his Z's:It's torture when you wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. Then there are also times when you want to sleep to avoid everything.When I hear my first 7 alarms go off in the morning pic.twitter.com/x784YH34hM— bobby. (@fuckboybobby) October 22, 2015WHEN YOURE ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP AND REMEMBER YOU FORGOT TO TEXT BAE GOOD NIGHT but then you remember you have no bae pic.twitter.com/UgHGBYLMJC— YA BOY SPONGE🅱🅾🅱 (@YaBoiSpongebbob) June 9, 20152. SpongeBob when someone's talking nonsense: The pettiest of the SpongeBob memes! Mom: Get your ass in that bed *Goes to room and closes door*Me: gET Ur aSS iN THat bEd pic.twitter.com/hRIZF4RY6c— Tamren ☝🏾 (@TamrenMekhii) May 8, 2017Takeoff and Offset: do we get to be on the song this timeQuavo: dO wE geT tO bE oN thE sOng tHis tiMe pic.twitter.com/Fl1WkPNctZ— Trashvis (@Trashvis) May 9, 2017racist white people: i'm not racist but....me: I'm NoT rAcIsT bUt pic.twitter.com/sTU0YgiB0j— lasagna andrews (@micah_bear) May 5, 20173. Mr. Krabs lost In the sauce:This one is for the moment when you were caught in a whirlwind or bamboozled. That "life comes at you fast" feeling.When they turn the lights on at the club and everybody u danced with realize u ugly pic.twitter.com/O2puER3p6N— Victor Pope Jr (@VictorPopeJr) March 9, 2016When you ain't doing the speed limit and the song you listening to got police sirens in it. pic.twitter.com/NYMJmkVLyd— T’Chitlins from Wakanda Souf (@tdouble_u) March 11, 2016When you fall asleep in class and your body jumps and you look around to see if anyone saw you pic.twitter.com/Xt5J8T1oe9— sketti (@SaiIBoat) March 15, 20164. Patrick about to do something grimy:Mwahahahahaha! Black Twitter was super creative with this one, especially with changing Patrick's outfit. Me reading your message previews from the pull down bar on my phone and not answering for the next 6 hours pic.twitter.com/F4FghFHPb7— Jojo🐝🇹🇹 (@jojo_ambitious1) February 28, 2018Your girl looking at your food when she said she wasn't hungry. pic.twitter.com/MPwl8Ov1ul— Tristan Jones (@SayJones18) March 1, 2018😂 RT @XLNB: Rachel Dolezal: “That’s some nice black culture you got there.” pic.twitter.com/ymbH13bWa5— Ashton Kusher 🇭🇹 (@SkyHigh_Vid) March 1, 2018Me trying to get a new car by brake checking people behind me. #meme #patrickstar #spongebob #spongebobmeme #evilpatrick pic.twitter.com/R5F0Ei4Hcv— Tarisha Morris (@Tarisha428) March 4, 2018When someone text you a long paragraph and you reply with "k" #evilpatrick pic.twitter.com/525L4YDgtH— EemanQureshi (@eemanqureshi68) March 16, 20185. When Squidward got lonely, too:That moment when you're looking out the window at all the fun, and you're missing it all aka FOMO.Me watching my unemployed friends do recreational stuff on Snapchat while I'm at work pic.twitter.com/rnI8xSuQF0— Saint Pablo (@TheLifeOfKale) May 18, 2017Android users looking at Apple users downloading #iOS11 like😂😂😂🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/XQW3ThJ5cy— Sagara | සාගර® (@SagaraOnline) September 19, 20176. Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket:This one started stan wars: amazing versus trash. To be fair....😂#spongebobmeme #Apple #Android #Google pic.twitter.com/fXHcrmy6Hf— M’Baku’s M’Bae (@Syrose_) March 20, 2018Fight me 🤷🏾♀️ #krustykrab #chumbucket #spongebobmeme pic.twitter.com/d7KzxMKez5— Jasmine (@_jasminemprince) March 18, 2018The best one I’ve seen all day #SpongebobMeme
pic.twitter.com/q7lBGLGUk2— Gary Gramz (@GaryGramz) March 21, 2018And this is why Spongebob prefers to live in a pineapple under the sea. #memeruined #spongebobmeme pic.twitter.com/5IIqBcxkQJ— crossbow (@Liquorags) March 19, 20187. Tired SpongeBob:The perfect way to express how you want to “tap out.”me after making a simple phone call pic.twitter.com/oCrbwG5psz— N•IC•K (@touchnick) March 27, 2018Me after socializing for more than 10mins pic.twitter.com/4mpB0WK3GK— Demi-god (@nabeeldenero) March 26, 2018me after I put the fitted sheet on my bed by myself pic.twitter.com/R1DAjYWlyG— mama (@mckenziedenisee) March 27, 20188. Surprised Patrick:Surprised Patrick wobbled so Surprised Pikachu could scatter.When someone unfollows you pic.twitter.com/lrbyIuD5TY— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 10, 2016When you find your best friends hanging out without you after they said they can't go pic.twitter.com/NGgaa7sM47— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 12, 2016When you are very hungry but there's nothing in the fridge pic.twitter.com/ZuuErrv1Ow— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 11, 2016When you get the worst Christmas present you can ever get pic.twitter.com/7O4xqLyVPR— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 10, 20169. Push it somewhere else Patrick:LeBron James even did it in real life!Patrick: we should take bikini bottom and push it somewhere else!! pic.twitter.com/Uu4KuTm8jk— Johnny99k🤾🏽♂️ (@Johnny_Thooo) June 4, 2018When you realize the solution to your narrative issue is to uproot the narrative and change the setting.
“Take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else.” — Patrick Star the Wise. pic.twitter.com/4ROd6QyWYm— Cameron Gibson (@CameronPGibson) August 1, 2018In the words of Patrick, just take Alexandria and push it somewhere else #TheWalkingDead
pic.twitter.com/B5z3nbwvOi— ava koppenhoefer (@ava_m_anne) December 11, 201710. X Days Later / The Next Day / X Years Later:Similar to the “It’s been 84 years” meme from Titanic, you can use this time card to express just how much time has passed. And it only counts if it’s hyperbolic.First time card in SpongeBob! pic.twitter.com/FRWFF1yj2i— Sandals (@SandalsFish) September 6, 2017When boys don’t text you back hit ‘em with a Spongebob time card pic.twitter.com/5RKmrKQcHJ— emily (@emmmz_) May 15, 2018*spongebob time card*18 hours later...TWITTER IS WORKING AGAIN!!— byron (@tbhbyron) January 17, 2016so my flight was delayed and then it was delayed again and I'm feeling like a spongebob time card pic.twitter.com/WHL5c5fAS5— sevenfivetwo⇢jhoca (@jhocaaaa) May 9, 201711. SpongeBob for social justice:Just in case you think Black Twitter can't combine their witty with wokeness...pic.twitter.com/JRkuyFcQjY— platano con salami🧚🏾♀️🧚🏾♀️ (@lareinanegraa) March 24, 2018Oop!Liking this content? Check these out:22 Mr. Krabs Memes Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out LoudIn Honor Of Young Busco: Our 13 Favorite 'What Are Those?' MomentsThe Source Of The Confused Nick Young Meme May Be Even Funnier Than The Meme...
A video of a little boy meeting his sister for the first time has our eyeballs sweating.Justyce Shavue’s best friend gave birth to a baby girl on Monday, and she caught the special moment on video. When the toddler saw his sister for the first time, he became extremely excited.Y’all , my bestfriend had her baby today. & this was her sons reaction to meeting his sister for the FIRST TIME. My heart 💜. pic.twitter.com/UBtq1WHXcM— Ayo_Justyxe. (@JShavuee) November 12, 2018“My sissy!” the little boy yelled as the baby was placed on his lap.He showered her with kisses while she’s in his arms as his tearful mother looked on.The video went viral, and the internet can’t handle this cuteness.I think someone’s cutting onions near me pic.twitter.com/KgVRbtw7rv— Moonchild (@SoulHighh) November 12, 2018This is just too sweet😭😭. He giving any and everybody hell about that little girl.— Beezus (@theebrittcross) November 12, 2018How dare you????? I’m publicly crying???? Omg— camille 🥭✨ (@afroeccentrix) November 12, 2018Cutest shit I seen all day fam pic.twitter.com/pyTk3SQEaU— 🇭🇹Ⓢⓐⓛⓞ🇭🇹 (@Spread_GudVibes) November 12, 2018Look at how proud he is!!! He is too beautiful... Pass me every tissue in this building pls, thanks 😖.— mommie dearest hoe (@missthotiana) November 12, 2018Some viewers even posted pictures and videos of sibling introductions in their families.@rico_thescripe Literally you!! Still my #1 rock ♥️♥️ Love you bubba pic.twitter.com/qxnqufMpbE— Kalyssa :) (@__kalyssa) November 13, 2018Noah meeting his baby sister for the first time 😢 pic.twitter.com/mgaT5eaZMx— Vanessa (@gldn_ness) November 13, 2018And then there was my brother and I 🤦🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/c9rdD0WfOQ— zee🐐 (@zaweenie) November 12, 2018If you will excuse us, we need to take some ibuprofen for this baby fever.Liking this content? Check these out:Laverne Cox Surprises Transgender Man Who'd Never Met Another Trans PersonOhio Couple Gets Photobombed By Dave Chappelle While Taking Engagement PicturesThese Dudes Ceremonially Checking Each Other's Waves Fully Captures The Unifying Glory Of The...