Black people, my black people!
Must we show out everytime!?!? I was scheduled to go to the red carpet activities in Atlanta last weekend for the B.E.T Hip Hop awards, but real life called my attention and I stayed home. Didn't even watch them. However, as fast as bombers land in the Middle East, urban news spreads. Thanks to the likes of iPhones and things.
T.I., rapper sensationalist, was arrested outside a WalMart for gun possession just hours before his scheduled stage performance. Why is this news!!? Are we surprised?? As if his 5 babies and one on the way weren't enough gossip about him, shooters top his uncontrollable birth control practices. TI, honey, you should try strappin' up somewhere else!
And Katt Williams! HA. This guy, shows up in a bright magenta suit wearing a noose like chain?? Was this some kind of anti-establishment (as in our fight) mockery? Or just some really tacky way of supporting the Jena 6? Either way, Katt's comedic position and tactics could be hardly justified as such. Check out the pic below. He's actually showing it off! Knowing Katt, the clasp was probably made up of a lot of diamonds. I've actually hung out with Katt after his tour stopped here in ATL--one of the coolest cats I've ever met--no pun intended. Truly. His suite at the Ritz was full of fun and games, food, drinks and utter laughter, while pontificating about some Jay-Z colabo.
I wish somehow, our kids weren't exposed to such a high and faux sense of reality and success. I don't knock anyone for their hustle; I just would like to see more positive stories reported on. But that's boring. GO FIGURE.