Shut Up, Faizon Love

So, let’s play a quick game, son. It’s called Irrelevant People Do Weird Shit For 5 Seconds Of Attention. All I know is, Faizon Love currently has the high score in this game, man. Look, his unfounded criticism of Dave Chappelle just REEKS of desperation, fam. Hell, maybe I’d be bitter too if everything I did was inconsequential, bruh. All in all, Love needs to go somewhere with his pathetic hate, folks. At the end of the day, his opinion, like his career, doesn’t really matter.

Ok, for those who missed it, Love decided to jump out of the window over Dave Chappelle. Now, it seems as if Love has been on a crusade to prove that Chappelle doesn’t deserve his accolades. Why? Who the fuck knows, son. All I can say is, he’s stating his opinions as fact, man. However; he can’t back up any of the horse shit coming out of his mouth. Listen, when it comes to arts like comedy, fandom is subjective. But, discrediting another person’s rise to the top is some whole other shit, fam. With that being said, this is where Love needs to sit the fuck down, bruh.

Now, the fuckery began when Love insinuated that Chappelle was a Hollywood creation. Off top, that’s a bunch of nonsense, son. Look, when Chappelle’s Show began on Comedy Central, he barely had a budget, man. Fam, there were numerous interviews where Chappelle talked about the show’s humble beginnings and how the network didn’t necessarily believe in it at first. Real talk, it wasn’t until the success of that first season that Comedy Central put more muscle behind the program. Anyway, that brings me to my next point, bruh.

Listen, no one can deny the influence of Charlie Murphy on Chappelle’s Show. However; the idea that he alone made the show funny is pure nonsense, son. Like I previously said, there was an ENTIRE first season of the show before Murphy’s “True Hollywood Stories” segments about Rick James and Prince. On the real, Murphy brought a lot of classic material to the program, but Chappelle was killing the game beforehand, man.

Next, let’s talk about Love’s comparison of Chappelle and Kevin Hart. Now, like I said before, comedy is subjective, fam. However; the idea that Chappelle is a Hollywood invention and Hart is not is fucking LUDICROUS, bruh! Look, I’m a big fan of Hart’s stand-up specials. But, is Love trying to tell me that the guy who’s in Jumanji with The Rock isn’t being backed by Hollywood? Man, get the FUCK outta here, son! Keeping it a buck, NONE of Love’s hot takes make any sense, folks.

Look, let me explain what’s going on here, people. Now, when I think about Love’s career, the first thing that pops up is Friday. After that, I briefly remember him on The Parent ‘Hood. After that, I can’t think of anything else until the recently-released The New Edition Story. Basically, he’s been in the game for decades and has barely made a wave, son. So, it makes sense that he’s hating on all of Chappelle’s accomplishments. It makes sense that he’s bitter that Chappelle got $60 million from Netflix. It makes sense that he’s bitter that Chappelle just won a Grammy. Real talk, those who can’t do go on The Breakfast Club and hate. By and by, it’s a full-blown sucker move, man.

In the end, I hope Love does something with his momentary spotlight. Ultimately, that man doesn’t speak for me, son. He really had the nerve to claim that Chappelle never made Black people laugh. However; as a Black dude who hangs out with mostly Black people, that’s a bunch of bullshit, man. *Sigh* Maybe if Love had more shit going for him, then he wouldn’t be worrying about another man’s success. Well, let me go back to my regular life, fam. Which doesn’t include even remotely thinking about Faizon Love. That is all. LC out.

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Et Tu, Louis C.K.?

So, I pride myself on being objective, son. Like, that’s one of the most important things in the world to me, man. In my eyes, the only way to be truthful in this life is to be objective, fam. Otherwise, we’ll just hang onto our own biases and ignore any evidence to the contrary. With that being said, I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t call out Louis C.K., bruh. I mean, despite the fact that he’s my second favorite comedian of all time, the allegations against him are disheartening, folks. *Sigh* All in all, not even he is safe from getting this work, people. In any case, let’s just get to it.

Ok, for those who are unaware, I’m a HUGE comedy fan. Whether we’re talking about sitcoms, cartoons or movies, I’m down for it all, son. Anyway, keeping it a buck, I’m a stand-up comedy buff more than anything, man. Now, when I say I’m a real fan, I mean to the point that I seriously considered doing open mics myself, fam. All I can say is, thank God I decided to do a blog instead, bruh. Moving on, that’s what brought Louis C.K. to my attention. I discovered him on an episode of Comedy Central Presents and I’ve been a diehard fan ever since. Frankly, outside of Dave Chappelle, Louis is my favorite comedian ever.

Listen, being real, I gave all of that background so I could illustrate to everyone how crushed I was when I heard about the allegations against him. Apparently, according to The New York Times, he has an affinity for (unwarrantedly) masturbating in front of women. So far, five women have accused Louis of randomly pulling out his member and jerking off in their presence. Now, that would be cool if they asked for it, but none of these women were onboard for his advances, son. *Sigh* I guess Louis is just another example of Hollywood fuckery, man.

Now, instead of denying the allegations, Louis confirmed the tomfoolery, fam. In a statement released by his publicist, Louis admitted to abusing his power. According to him, he previously thought his actions were okay because he asked the women first. However; he now realizes that he placed these ladies in an impossible situation. These women were just trying to advance their careers and Louis took advantage of them. Instead of helping them further themselves in the business, he tried to get himself laid, bruh.

In the end, fuck, man. Why did Louis have to go and mess everything up, son? I mean, the drop is already happening, fam. So far, FX and HBO have ended their respective relationships with him. In addition, several premieres for his new movie, I️ Love You, Daddy, have been cancelled. Listen, why do so many famous people behave this way, bruh? Like, they can get ass if they want to, people! Just wait for the woman who’s down for the action. Ultimately, all I can do is shake my head. That is all. LC out.

Did Charlamagne Tha God Sell Out?

Sooooo, even in the middle of writing this post, I could already feel the backlash, son. In any case, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t persevere, man. With that being said, I feel like everyone got Charlamagne Tha God‘s point about Tomi Lahren wrong. Now, when I say that, I’m not even discussing his decision to hang out with her on the streets of New York. That’s a much different, and troubling, point entirely. In actuality, I’m talking about the Twitter shitstorm he started when he expressed his desire to see more liberals and minority women have a “platform” as visible as Lahren’s. In all honesty, if we really think about it, that’s what all of us “woke” people should want. We should all be fighting to control our own narratives and present them to the most people as possible.

Now, before I continue, let me get one thing out of the way: I disagree with literally EVERYTHING that comes out of Tomi Lahren’s mouth. On the real, her basic lack of knowledge, coupled with the arrogance she speaks with, irks me to my core. Here’s the thing, though: every time she says something flippantly stupid, it goes viral and we all waste our time trying to debate her. By riling us all up, she’s accomplishing the exact thing she set out to do. Her ratings only increase and the idiots who follow her only feel empowered. Being real, if we had more direct competition to her piss pile of a show, we’d be able to cut down on her “influence.” I mean, look at what happens any time someone actually challenges her. Trevor Noah made her look like a fool on The Daily Show. The more we’re on everyone’s radar, the more we can rid our society of trolls like Lahren.

Moving on, when I say we need more direct competition, I’m well aware of the fact there a number of women who are already doing their thing. Whether we’re talking about Crissle West, Jamilah Lemieux or Franchesca Ramsey, there are a number of Black women who are talking that real and not letting the bullshit slide. The way I see it, their platforms need to be MUCH larger than Lahren’s, this way our country can actually achieve the progress it desperately needs. Hell, as much “woke” shit as I write, I’d like to see my own message travel further. However; I don’t want to seem selfish in my intentions. In any case, the more people who are engaged, the stronger our movement will become.

In the end, I may disagree with how Charlamagne phrased his point, but I believe the logic is there. The more visible we are, the more impactful our voices will be. Now, I’m not going to front like I have all of the answers on how to get the exposure we need, but in all seriousness, it’s extremely important for our perspectives to be shown. Ultimately, “words mean things” like Kid Fury would say. Charlamagne may just need to work on his delivery. Good day.