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Whites Gon’ White: Interloper Michael Rapaport Is Back to Telling Black People When and How to Resist

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One of the many things I both love and abhor about Black people is our penchant for letting any and everybody into our culture. One feature on a rap song, a #BlackLivesMatter tweet, or a cute 90s-inspired bop are all it takes to receive the illustrious invite to the proverbial “cookout.” And no matter how many times our alleged allies disappoint us (because they always do), we continue to keep the gate open.

One of the many things I both love and abhor about Black people is our penchant for letting any and everybody into our culture. Click To Tweet

And when you leave the gate open, the trash will blow in – the trash in this instance being Michael Rapaport. ‘Who dis white man,’ you ask? If you dig deep, deep, DEEP into your memory bank, you may remember him making cameo appearances in some of your favorite Negrodian films. I specifically remember him as Remy, the racist-outcast-skinhead-murderer in Higher Learning. At some point, Black people adopted Rapaport, perhaps for his affinity for Hip-Hop culture and music? He did direct the critically acclaimed HBO-documentary about popular rap group, A Tribe Called Quest. That’s my best guess because for the life of me, I have no earthly idea when or why he got tossed in the mix during the draft.

What I do remember, however, is Michael Rapaport’s tweet directed at Black football players who decided to kneel in protest to bring attention to high instances of police brutality faced by marginalized communities.

So, in today’s Whites Gon’ White news, Michael Rapaport is trending for being all in the Kool-aid without knowing the flavor. This past Super Bowl Sunday when Black people (rightfully so) were minding their own damn business on Twitter and remembering all the great things Janet Damita Jo Jackson has done for the culture and entertainment using the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay as a form of resistance against the halftime performance of newly White-ified Justin Timberlake, Rapaport hopped his ass on the hashtag to not only disparage Janet Jackson, but to insinuate that people (meaning Black people because we were the main ones frustrated) need to stop making everything an issue. As if everything ain’t already an issue when it comes to Blackness.

And the MOST frustrating thing of all is that Rapaport could have said nothing. He could have muted the hashtag and kept right on tweeting about the game and his love for his White homeboy Justin. Shutting the fuck up is free, always has been, always will be. But oh no, that’s too much like right. God forbid, a White man, walk by a moment where he and his whiteness are not centered. He saw that Black people, particularly Black women (catch) were having a good time on Twitter, and he felt obligated to come in like the White, wet blanket that he is.

God forbid, a White man, walk by a moment where he and his whiteness are not centered. Click To Tweet

Fuck you, Michael Rapaport and your bad skin and your wide, crooked nose.

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Ella Mai

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Ella Mai’s self titled album is a 10 out of 10! Every song is good from start to finish.

First, she had everybody wanting to be Boo’d Up…

Then she had people Tripping…

But now she has everybody talking about this amazing 16 track album.

Ella Mai starts the album off by breaking down her name which is her way of letting people know who she is, but it is a way of people connecting with her beyond the music. I found this to be a different approach for her because I have been listening to Ella Mai before she became mainstream.

One conversation on social media is that people do not like when she starts talking after the song is over but she has been doing this for a while.

Does it bang in the car? The answer is 100% YES. This is an album you can play without skipping a single song. Ella Mai only had three featured artists on the album and that is rare for an artist because almost everybody now has an album with almost everybody featured on it. If you have not listened to the album I would suggest you do!

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The Long Awaited ‘Tha Carter V’ “FLOP” or “NOT”

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4 damn years! After 4 long years, Lil Wayne finally drops Tha Carter V and it sold pretty well despite the mixed reviews that have been floating around. The album was initially scheduled to be released back in May of 2014 but the legal battle with Birdman held him from releasing. After listening I give it a 7 out of 10. When listening it did not give me the Wayne that I was expecting. One tweet, in particular, said exactly what I was thinking.

The #UproarChallenge became popular after social media comedian Shiggy posted him dancing to the song on Instagram.

 

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#Mood : Where The Love Go? 💔🤷‍♂️ @therealswizzz @liltunechi 😂😂😂💯🔥

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Even Wayne’s boys got in on the #UproarChallenge

The songs that stood out the most were Mona Lisa, Open Letter, Hittas, Problems and Used 2. Tha Carter V has some bangers, but if I can’t bang the whole album in the car and have to skip songs there is a problem. Overall the album is a solid good 13 songs.

 

Did the long-awaited Tha Carter V live up to the hype for you? Comment below “FLOP” or “NOT”

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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Call It Quits

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We all saw it coming, unfortunately. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are reportedly splitting up according to TMZ. The couple who were engaged have called it quits.

Sources close to the former couple tell us AG and PD split this weekend, with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off. We’re told the two still have love for each other, but things are over romantically. via TMZ

Sources have also said that the recent death of Ariana’s ex Mac Miller was the breaking point. Mac Miller died early last month on the 7th of September. Ariana posted a heartfelt message on her Instagram.

 

 

This has been a troubling year for Ariana and we wish her the best.

 

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