While I may not have all the answers, I’m still irritated when Black or Brown celebs actively take positions that dehumanize, degrade or erase Black people. This era of ‘new blacks’ has reached the level of an epidemic, with Black celebs falling all over themselves to jump on the anti-Blackness bandwagon. So I’ve started the They Shoulda Never Given You Niggas Money list as a way to keep tabs on all the ‘new blacks’ so I know not to use my coins to support their fuckery.
They Shoulda Never Given You Niggas Money: #alllivesmatter Edition*
There’s Maxwell with #humanlivesmatter:
Then there was Chrisette Michelle with her ‘protesting is dumb, go to Wingstop and support Rick Ross, a Black man’ bullshit:
Jennifer Lopez, who isn’t technically Black, but I guess she thinks she’s Black enough to say nigga in a song so she’s here, tweeted this on July 12 then promptly deleted it.
Like I don’t even know why the hashtag was necessary when the song is about the Pulse nightclub shooting. She hasn’t apologized & I’m not surprised cuz well she’s sorta a dingbat. It’s also rude to include Lin-Manuel in your anti-Blackness yo.
Now to Christina Milian, who went on a whole kumbaya thing and ended up here:
The first tweet has since been deleted. Like I get the whole kumbaya, we are one bull. I really do, I lived in California. The problem with it is that it ignores the real life realities of a diverse society based in white supremacy.
Whew this is exhausting.
Keke Palmer makes the list for this:
Now we have Lil Bow Wow who is now claiming he’s mixed so Black issues don’t affect him, 😒. I really wanna explain this but I went thru his tweets and I was so confused that I couldn’t even begin to decipher his particular level of schtupid.
Then there’s ASAP Rocky, who makes the list for this comment he claims was misconstrued:
“So every time something happens because I’m black I gotta stand up? What the fuck am I, Al Sharpton now? I’m A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political activist,” he told Time Out New York. “I don’t wanna talk about no fucking Ferguson and shit because I don’t live over there. I live in fucking SoHo and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate.”🤔
Yea I didn’t get it either but Charlamagne called him on it and his explanation was even more dense than I expected.
And Richard Sherman who gave an interview to ESPN’s the Undefeated with such foolery as this:
“I stand by what I said that All Lives Matter and that we are human beings. And speaking to police, I want African-Americans and everybody else treated decently. I want them treated like human beings. And I also want the police treated like human beings. I don’t want police officers just getting knocked off in the street who haven’t done anything wrong.
Those are innocent lives.”
Which is a perfect opportunity to state that violence against police has been decreasing since the 1970s. When the extra judicial killings of Black people at the hands of police are at similarly low levels, then maybe your attempt to pretend like the issues are the same will make sense. A guy who went to Stanford should be able to understand that.
Which brings us to Fetty Wap. He tweeted “my kids are mixed …. #AllLivesMatter” on July 8, then deleted it. Then apologized for not understanding #BlackLivesMatter.
It’s fine to say I don’t understand. That’s fine. So he isn’t on the list but is more here as an example of how doubling down when you’re wrong, Maxwell et al, isn’t necessary. It’s ok to admit you are wrong.
And in conclusion:
*All lives cannot matter until Black lives matter.
^ Image from EbrojiApp