Shout-out To Selena Gomez & Bella Hadid

So, The Weeknd is back, son! Now, when I say he’s “back,” I’m talking about the moody dude who grabbed our attention in the first place. All I know is, every XO fan owes a debt of gratitude to Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid. On the real, I don’t know what happened in their respective relationships, but that guy is singing his ass off right now, man. All in all, the Abel Tesfaye on My Dear Melancholy, is the Abel that I’m a fan of, fam. On the real, he seems to be at his best when there’s pain involved, bruh.

Ok, before I continue, I need to check Selena Gomez for a second. Now, that girl needs to get the fuck outta here with her newfound activism, son. Frankly, I don’t want to hear about her March for Our Lives support when she shitted on the Black Lives Matter movement. Shit, I distinctly remember her saying that “hashtags don’t save lives.” So, now she’s a gun reform ally? Woman, sit the fuckity-fuck down, fam! Listen, hypocrisy doesn’t look good on anybody, man.

Moving on, when it comes to The Weeknd’s surprise EP, he’s out here spilling all of his feelings, bruh. Now, keeping it a buck, I’ve never been familiar with the tabloid fodder about his dealings with Gomez and Hadid. So, I can’t say for sure what lyrics are about who. By and by, I can only guess, son. With that being said, if Gomez is the muse behind “Call Out My Name,” then she deserves a cotdamn Grammy, man! I mean, that song alone is worth the price of admission, fam. In addition, “Wasted Times” and “I Was Never There” are certified jams, folks.

In the end, everyone needs to go check out the new music, son. Side bar, big ups to Frank Dukes, one of my favorite producers, for using his Midas touch, man. All I can say is, the beats are immaculate on this project, fam. Anyway, happy Friday and viva la great music! That is all. LC out.

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Really, Killer Mike?

So, let me begin this post by saying that I’m a HUGE Killer Mike fan. Because of this, I’m thoroughly disappointed that I’m writing this article, son. In any case, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t keep it real at all times. With that being said, I have to hold Mike accountable for his actions on NRATV. All in all, I’ve always understood his argument about Black gun ownership. However; an NRA platform is the LAST place he needs to be expressing his views, man.

Now, before I continue, let me make myself clear: I agree with Killer Mike. I agree with the notion that we as Black people need to protect ourselves in this country. Look, it goes without saying that we’ve been a target for violence in America ever since we got off of the boats, fam. Anyway, while I am absolutely behind creating a more comprehensive system for gun ownership, I also believe in bearing arms. Hell, if New York‘s gun laws weren’t so damn insane, I’d most likely own a weapon right now, bruh.

Moving on, I say all of that to say that Mike’s message isn’t my issue with him. My issue is the fact that he sat down with the NRA. Now, in his apology video, he stated that he tried to take a page out of Martin Luther King‘s book and have a dialogue with the other side. However; all the NRA did was take Mike’s words and use them to attack the March for Our Lives movement. Listen, for somebody as intelligent as Mike, I’m disappointed that he allowed himself to be a pawn in a politicized game. Ok, yes, his intentions were pure, but he should’ve known that these people don’t have our best interests at heart. On the real, they never have and they never will, son. Shit, just ask the Black Panthers, folks.

In the end, I hope this is a lesson for Mike. Ultimately, if he wants to have an honest conversation with people he disagrees with, he needs to do it on neutral land. By and by, he can’t go into their space and expect them to play fairly. At the end of the day, a well-meaning talk was turned into a weapon, pun intended. *Sigh* That’s what we get for trying to be reasonable, man. LC out.