Last night J. Cole dropped his new song “Snow on Tha Bluff.” Cole addresses that he’s not as smart as people make him out to be just because he has a college degree. With that in mind he calls out who people believe is Chicago rapper, Noname, for being mad at celebrities for not using their platform to speak about black issues.
“My IQ is average, there’s a young lady out there way smarter than me. I scrolled through her timeline in these wild times and I started to read….She mad at my n*****, she mad at our ignorance, she wear her heart on her sleeve. She mad at the celebrities, lowkey I be thinkin’ she talkin’ bout me.“
According to Complex, in a now-deleted tweet, Noname tweeted back in May that, “poor black folks all over the country are putting their bodies on the line in protest for our collective safety and y’all favorite top selling rappers not even willing to put a tweet up. n***** whole discographies be about black plight and they no where to be found.”
In response to that tweet Cole raps, “I’m on some ‘F*** a retweet,’ most people is sheep. You got all the answers but how you gon’ reach.”
Cole acknowledges that he’s not woke or equipped enough to be considered a leader during these times. “Just ’cause you woke and I’m not, that shit ain’t no reason to talk like you better than me. How you gon’ lead, when you attacking the very same n***** that really do need the s*** that you sayin’?”
He wants Noname to change her methods when it comes to critiquing people who aren’t as knowledgable about the black plight. He says, “I would say it’s more effective to treat people like children. Understandin’ the time and love and patience that’s needed to grow. This change is inevitable but ain’t none of us seen this before. Therefore we just gotta learn everything as we go.” The challenging part about that statement is that Noname is constantly talking about black issues and even has her own book club that “highlights books that speak on human conditions in critical and original ways.” Also, it’s not a black woman’s job to teach anyone about the subjects of black history, oppression, police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter. In this day and age there are plenty of learning materials and Google is free.
In a deleted tweet, Noname responded to the song and said, “QUEEN TONE!!!!!!”
This morning Cole addressed the criticisms and critiques of the song and in true Nene Leakes fashion he “said what he said” tweeting, “Morning. I stand behind every word of the song that dropped last night.”
He lets people assume they know who the song is about and then goes on to encourage people to follow Noname. Cole believes she’s actually out here leading and doing the work while he’s just someone who raps.
The rapper acknowledges that he hasn’t done a lot of reading nor is he equipped to be a leader but he thinks a lot and appreciates Noname for challenging his beliefs.
Ari Lennox, who is signed to J. Cole’s label, Dreamville, made an appreciation post on Instagram supporting Noname. The post thanked her for constantly caring about Black people and enlightening the community.
Here our Twitter’s thoughts about “Snow on tha Bluff.”
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.