The recent interaction between Scottie Beam, Karen Civil, and YesJulz has made it even more obvious that white female entitlement knows no bounds.
Empowered by a few tap-dancing skin-folk, YesJulz has recently felt it is her place to speak on heavily nuanced Black issues and be the White female savior hip-hop needs. Yawn. Claiming she grew up in a “group home”, Julz Goddard, flaky opportunist and Khaleesi of a great dry weave, feels as if she has both the experience and the depth to discuss the limits of culture and where they intersect. Unfortunately for her, she is defining her experience with blackness by her proximity to suffering and musical affinity, neither of which are on the rubric for this test. To be Black, you have to be Black. Period.
In an interview with Murda Mook, YesJulz went in detail explaining the day “her world fell down.” Birthed from a place of spite, Julz wanted to be petty and let an unfaithful mate know that she’d caught him cheating by snooping through his phone. She planned this reveal during the Rolling Loud festival of 2016, for which she was the host. Blaccent in tow, she says DJ Make Kids from Atlanta offered her a shirt that said “N*ggas Lie A Lot.”
Julz was ignorantly amused and tweeted the photo to her Twitter audience of more than 100K followers asking for approval. “Should she have a seat next to Lexy Panterra?” was the appropriate question. Julz quickly found that she had stepped outside of her lane and was met with immediate valid criticism. However, this did not serve as the teachable moment it was intended to be. Unable to come to terms with the startling realization that she is not that girl, Julz felt inclined to call out people who put her on the spot for obvious culture-vulture behavior, directly naming Karen Civil and Scottie Beam.
Insisting that they are not on the same level and that neither their interests nor goals are aligned, Julz explained why she felt Karen or Scottie held a grudge against her. Citing #WhiteThoughts from Twitter in 2011, Julz shared a tweet that served as the potential ammunition for the digital side-eye.
“#WhiteThoughts : Black women don’t like me because Black men do
Julz completely missed the point that if she was as “down” with the culture as she says she is, she never would have thought to tweet such filth. She then continued to attempt to justify her tweet mislabeling Black women as her enemy instead of her blueprint as “just a joke”. This is what happens when you’re surrounded by people who feed your ego instead of expand your education.
Looping back to why she feels Karen Civil or Scottie Beam have it out for her, Julz mentioned that she was told they believed she didn’t deserve the opportunities that are presented to her. “Putting in the work,” Julz says she has been exhausting herself and building bridges in these hip-hop streets. She credits this work ethic for her quick ascension in the community. However, she is blissfully unaware of the misogynoir and white female privilege that have allowed a mere five years of grinding to pave the stairway to the main stage at Rolling Loud and various hosting opportunities.
It’s amazing how easily she allows herself, as a so-called independent grown woman, to be defended by a Black man who says Black women are annoying while seemingly applauding her for breathing unaided. How soon we forget that there are other harder working, more charismatic personalities that are Black women who deserve to be the face of a quickly gentrifying genre. Instead of just rising to the challenge and presenting opportunities for Black women, who are greatly disenfranchised, who are the most spoken over and disrespected, Julz chose to say “me first.” And now she has the audacity to say she isn’t going to have this argument during Women’s History Month. You tried it. If your work ethic is anything like your propensity for understanding, its no wonder why so many people believe you allegedly slept your way to the top. Don’t throw a stone and hide your hand, baby.
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.
Mob of Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Sending Congress Into Lockdown
On Wednesday afternoon an angry mob of Trump supporters, white supremacists, and what this website is calling “terrorists” stormed the United States Capitol as members of Congress were in session.
Earlier in the day, President Trump spoke to a crowd of several thousand at an event in Washington, D.C. called the “Save America March.” As you know, since he lost the November 2020 election to Joe Biden, he has vigorously promoted various unfounded theories and conspiracies that the election was rigged and somehow stolen from him. Without a single shred of evidence to back up his claim, he rambled on in front of his supporters for over an hour, charging that he lost due to widespread voter fraud. At one point, he told the crowd:
“Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy… I think right here we’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and our congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”
Shortly after the event concluded, videos flooded the internet of the mob not only attacking police, but also walking past multiple police barricades – sometimes at the invitation of police. They eventually scaled walls, smashed windows, and broke down doors as they raided the Capitol Complex. Meanwhile, Congress recessed and went into Shortly after the event concluded, videos flooded the internet of the mob not only attacking police, but also walking past multiple police barricades – sometimes at the invitation of police. They eventually scaled walls, smashed windows, and broke down doors as they raided the Capitol Complex. Meanwhile, Congress recessed, going into an immediate lockdown and interrupting their largely procedural vote to certify the electoral results of the 2020 presidential election.
Many Twitter users were quick to point out the glaring disparity in law enforcement’s treatment of these terrorists with their treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters last summer. As you’ll recall, Trump ordered police to use tear gas and rubber bullets when clearing a crowd outside the White House for a photo op with an upside down Bible.
Throughout the afternoon, many around the world watched as the Capitol grounds became unrecognizable in a sea of Trump flags and other white supremacist colors. For over 4 hours, the terrorists were allowed to roam freely tThroughout the afternoon, many around the world watched as the Capitol grounds became unrecognizable in a sea of Trump flags, other white supremacist colors, pepper spray, and smoke. For over 4 hours, the terrorists were allowed to roam freely throughout government halls. Many proudly posed for pictures inside congressional offices, on the floors of Congress, and throughout the halls. In one video, a police officer inside a building gave a thumbs up as he posed for a selfie with a terrorist. The scenes that came out of this insurrection were jarring for many.
For over two hours following the terrorists’ rushing of the Capitol, President Trump was completely silent on the matter. As time continued to pass, it became apparent that he would not make any serious attempts to quell the violence unfolding in his own backyard. All Americans got was a now-deleted video posted to social media in which Trump told the mob, “I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us… It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it – especially the other side. But you have to go home now… We love you. You’re very special.”
Of course the President of the United States calling armed insurrectionists “very special” lit people up. Today’s events were the last straw for many; even with only two weeks left in office, he still managed to make more enemies than he already had.
By the time police and the National Guard finally responded, the mayor had already put a 6pm curfew in place. Despite multiple law enforcement agencies clearing the Capitol and blocking the area around it, terrorists still hung around the complex well into the evening. It wasn’t until 8pm – over 8 hours after the siege began – that Congress was able to return to counting the electoral votes (they didn’t finish the count until nearly 4am).
When all was said and done, law enforcement made 52 arrests, safely detonated at least 2 pipe bombs found outside the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee headquarters, arrested a suspect connected to a vehicle found with firearms, ammunition, and explosives, and confirmed 4 terrorists died.
We will be following this story.
Photo Credit: Julio Cortez/AP
Asian Doll Gets Into It with JT and Megan Thee Stallion
Twitter was lit Sunday when Texas rapper Asian Doll got into it with JT and Megan Thee Stallion over her assertions she was left off Meg’s track “Do It on the Tip,” which features City Girls – JT’s rap group.
Asian Doll told the world she was originally supposed to be on the song – recorded a verse and everything – but was kicked off at the last minute, replaced by City Girls. In an Instagram Live this past Friday (December 18), the rapper played her unreleased verse on “Do It on the Tip” as she told viewers she didn’t know why it didn’t come out or “what the f*** Megan was thinking.”
Later, Asian Doll insisted her and Megan were good, tweeting that they’re still friends. That didn’t stop City Girls fans from getting involved, with JT herself commenting, “a real friend is something you b****** really don’t know nothing about!” She went on to suggest Asian Doll was lying about her verse originally being on the song.
Apparently, she didn’t take these subliminals as shots fired because she appeared to be attempting to calm the flames. “If Jt ain’t say my name then she wasn’t talking to me stop being messy cause what I said was between me & Megan !” she said on Twitter. But it didn’t take long for her to pick up on the beef and fire back. For much of Sunday, the two went back and forth online, trading shot after shot.
Finally, Megan Thee Stallion chimed in tweeting, “I hate that all of this is getting so blown out of proportion. It was never as deep as the comments made it seem.” Her and Asian Doll briefly exchanged.
Now that the dust has settled it looks like all the smoke was for show, yet still it made for entertaining Sunday tea.