Those who watched the Democratic debates last night likely remember the verbal beatdown Elizabeth Warren laid on her fellow contender Mike Bloomberg, one of the most ran-with narratives of the evening.
“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians,” declared Warren, bringing an unexpected ruthlessness to the stage. “And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg. Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, and of supporting racist policies like redlining and stop and frisk."
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It didn't take long for Warren's fighting words to earn the meme treatment, with one Twitter user coming through with the piece-de-resistance -- scoring the scene with the instrumental of Nas' "Ether." Considered by many as one of the most violating diss-tracks of all time, the iconic opening moments of the beat (you can all but hear "FUCK JAY-Z") served to highlight the savage nature of the teardown -- even if you don't support her policies, it's hard not to appreciate her roasting acumen.
Check out the viral clip below. Somehow, the combination of Nas and Elizabeth Warren feels strangely appropriate -- though we can only hope Bloomberg doesn't attempt to clap back with the "Super Ugly."
T.I. Challenges Democratic Party To Explain Graphic Police Brutality Video
After sharing a disturbing video on his Instagram page, Tip “T.I.” Harris invited four Democratic nominees to explain their solution to police brutality.
T.I. has often used his social media platform to highlight social injustice, and today the multi-talented mogul has drawn attention to a disturbing graphic incident of police brutality. A four-minute clip reveals footage of a handcuffed man being swarmed by multiple officers, with one appearing to strike the man’s head and face nine consecutive times. After imploring the incapacitated man to turn over, a request made physically impossible by the officer’s domineering position, he strikes the man two more times.
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As the injured man cries out, more police officers begin to pile onto the scene. Onlookers can be heard commenting that the man is “foaming at the mouth,” with one speculating that he’s having a seizure. Before long there are ten officers involved, many of whom appear to be assisting the restraining process, despite the man clearly being out of commission. The disturbing and excessive nature of the clip led Tip to tag and challenge four Democratic candidates — Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg — to explain how these types of situations might be avoided.
“This is how you apprehend a black man in America???” asks Tip. “But a Caucasian mass murderer you stop at a drive thru!!!” Driving his point home is a reference to white supremacist Dylann Roof, who police reportedly brought to Burger King after his arrest in 2015 – he fatally shot nine people at the Charleston church massacre.
For those interested in adding context, the graphic clip can be watched at T.I.’s Instagram page right here. As of yet, none of the Democratic nominees tagged have responded to Tip’s open question.
Kanye West Calls God His "Daddy" In Legendary Big Boy Interview
Kanye West has done it again.
Though Jesus Is King is nowhere to be found, at least we'll have something equally entertaining to tide us over. An interview between Kanye West and Big Boy, who might very well be the game's reigning interview champ, has revealed itself. It doesn't take long to realize that Mr. West is in fine form. "I told you, I'm only afraid of God!" cries Kanye, after Big Boy inquires about the possibility of losing his audience. "I'm only afraid of my daddy!" A hilarious soundbite to be sure, but not only that. It's yet another example of why Yeezy is held so close to our hearts, endearing even when his eloquence may fail him.
He also claims that Instagram has women, and the population at large, in a proverbial chokehold. "Instagram got your Bih," he says, leaving us wondering whether he follows his family on the platform. "They gon' do it for the Gram before they do it for you. Social media doing more to hurt families to help families." When Big Boy addresses the elephant in the room, Kanye deflects with a laugh, leaving the question more or less hanging. He does, however, confirm suspicions that servitude to Satan indeed led him to collaborate with Lil Pump on the raunchy "I Love It."
The entire interview continues along those lines, with many classic Ye soundbites, insight into his unique and innovative mind, and of course, the potential for endless memes. Though we may sometimes laugh at his antics, Kanye interviews are generally fascinating to behold, and you can't deny the wonderful career he has built for himself. Be sure to watch this one now, especially if you're invested in the man, the myth, the legend. Look for Jesus Is King to arrive by end of day, if we're lucky.
Bernie Sanders Temporarily Halts Campaign After Heart Surgery
Bernie Sanders will be putting his campaign on hold.
With the Democratic debates scheduled for mid-October, friend of hip-hop Bernie Sanders may very well be sitting them out. It has been reported that the senator, who has been campaigning for a shot at the 2020 Presidency, recently underwent an emergency heart surgery. According to CNN, Sanders was campaigning in Vegas when he was hit with chest pains, prompting him to visit medical professionals. It was then discovered that he had a blocked artery, which ultimately required surgical intervention.
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His advisor Jeff Weaver issued a statement, confirming that Bernie was on the road to recovery, and wouldn’t be sidelined for long. “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits,” he explains, CNN. “He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
It’s great to hear that Sanders is feeling better, but one has to wonder if his detractors will use this setback as ammunition once the race heats up. Politics aside, we hope that Bernie can nip this one in the bud, as it would be a shame to see him fall out of contention over a medical issue. Not like this, as they say.
Robert De Niro Goes In On Fox News & Donald Trump: "F*** Em!"
De Niro speaks his mind.
Robert De Niro is one of the most outspoken Donald Trump critics in Hollywood. He rarely wastes the opportunity to criticize the president. While there are many Americans who think that celebrities shouldn't comment on politics, that idea is ridiculous. No matter how rich or famous you are, if you are an American that can vote, you can speak your mind on the government. De Niro was doing an interview with Brian Stelter on CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday morning, and he got heated when speaking on Donald Trump and Fox News. Fox has tried to discredit De Niro's opinion whenever they can, knowing that he has quite a following.
"This guy should not be president period," De Niro stated about Trump. Then Stelter questioned The Irishman actor about how he feels regarding the criticism he has been receiving from Fox News. "Fuck 'em. Fuck 'em," De Niro repeated. "This is cable, so it's not an FCC violation but it is still Sunday morning," Stelter stated after the outburst from De Niro. "We are in a moment in our lives in this country where this guy is like a gangster," continued De Niro. "He's come along and he's said things, done things we say over and over again. This is terrible. We're in a terrible situation. We're in a terrible situation and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped."
Rosario Dawson On Dating Cory Booker: "I Feel Like I’m Dating Captain America"
Love is in the election air.
Rosario Dawson is dating a politician in her upcoming series, Briarpatch, which is parallel to her real life. Here, in reality, Dawson is also dating a politician, Cory Booker. Booker is currently running to be the president of the United States. Dawson recently sat down with Variety and discussed the similarities and differences between her life on Briarpatch and her relationship with Booker. “It’s been really interesting just you know talking to him and talking to his staff about you know the premiere here, and going so… he’s a senator, he’s got his eyes on the presidency and he’s someone I work with, and we’re having an affair — otherwise there’s no similarities whatsoever,” Dawson joked.
She also touched on the double standards she experiences within the industry. “He’s hoping to make the Zombieland premiere, but I’m curious to see, if he doesn’t, if he’s going to get the same amount of press being like ‘why aren’t you supporting your women,’” Dawson stated. “I’ve been getting all this press like ‘Why aren’t you at your man’s side’ when I’ve made it really clear that it’s okay to be a working mom.” However, Dawson was also quick to praise her man. “I feel like I’m dating Captain America, I mean he’s just such an amazing, brilliant, kind, empathetic, beautiful, loving human being,” she gushed. Check out the full interview here.
Cardi B Applauds Jay-Z’s NFL Deal, Thinks He Could "Bring Back Colin Kaepernick"
Cardi B rocks with Jay-Z’s power move.
Cardi B was peeling out of the Bryant Park Hotel in New York City when TMZ apprehended her with a series of loaded questions. First off, the reporter asked her to elaborate on her support of Bernie Sanders 2020, by which she feigned ignorance, implying that a split-career in politics was beyond her limits, much less host a talk-show that touches on hot button issues.
When asked if she’d consider performing at the Democratic National Convention in the event of Bernie Sanders’ crowning, she simply replied, “Sure, why not.” It would seem that Cardi B has learned a thing or two about airing on the side of discretion since being falsely “outed” as a date rapist. The reporter then tabled his next talking point: Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL.
“I feel like he went in there like, ‘Alright, you guys want me to work with chy’all, y’all need to bring my peoples in there. Y’all need to do things my way,’ ” she said of Jay-Z. “I feel like Jay-Z could bring back Colin Kaepernick. I feel like he has that power.”
Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL is a divisive issue on the micro-level. Some have argued that it wasn’t Jay-Z place to turn the page on “kneeling for the anthem.” On the other hand, others appreciate his initiative. You could argue that by forcing the NFL to fight against oppression, and pay for it too, he’s actually turned the table right OFF its axis.
Lil Nas X Rejects Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s "Old Town Road" Collaboration Request
The young star didn’t want any parts.
With “Old Town Road” approaching its achievement of being the longest-running single in history to top the Billboard 100 chart, one would think that Lil Nas X would do just about anything to keep the song in rotation. The remixes have been never-ending and the song has taken social media by storm, but it’s being reported that Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill, rejected a request by South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg that could have become a viral moment.
According to TDB, during Buzzfeed‘s Internet Live event, there were a slew of performances and appearances from today’s favorite internet and reality television stars. The outlet reportedly had a sit-down chat with New York mayor Bill de Blasio and wanted to feature Buttigieg, as well. The openly gay mayor, who has also thrown his hat in the ring with hopes of becoming the Democratic nominee in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, suggested that he make a video appearance where he said a few lyrics of “Old Town Road” because X was slated to perform at the event.
X allegedly shut down the idea, not because he has a particular issue with Buttigieg, but because he doesn’t want to publicly align himself with any political figure. Due to X refusing his proposal, Buttigieg opted to not appear at all. When X came out to the world, Buttigieg stated, “As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him standing in his truth as a member of the LGBTQ community. Welcome to the family!”
Joe Biden Insinuates "The N Word" Over A Barack Obama Picture Post
Former VP Joe Biden is failing miserably at keeping up with the times.
You know those pictograms where a series of paneled images are placed in sequential order - you know what I'm referring to. The influencers call them "Panoramas." I simply look at them in amazement as if they were a series of Rorschach tests. Well, Joe Biden tried his hand at a "Panoramas" this afternoon. While the gambit work to spell out the words B-IDE-N PR-ESIDE-NT, it came at the cost of inadvertently upsetting his former boss Barack Obama.
Where Joe Biden and his handlers went about it wrong was in covering Barack Obama's torso with a giant-sized letter N. Evidently, Biden could have used his better judgment to assign the former President-elect a more ambiguous letter from the "B-IDE-N PR-ESIDE-NT" sequence, but he didn't. Instead, the Presidential hopeful was left scratching for the second time this month, the very month he announced his candidature for the Presidency I might add.
Earlier in the month, Biden was subjected to an audit on his social behavior, as a series of women accused him of "inappropriate touching" at different points of time during his political career. Without sweeping the more grave accusations under the rug, many of Biden's constituents defended his actions by depicting him as a relic of time with a kind heart.
While it's quite evident he meant no ill-will towards Barack Obama with the misplaced N, Biden's computational incompetence could be his downfall heading into the Democratic race - for Biden is simply falling behind the time in the advent of a #MeToo stimulus package.
Tomi Lahren Dragged For Attacking Michelle Obama During Pro-Trump Rant
Tomi is still attacking the Obamas.
Donald Trump is on Twitter every day going off about one topic or another. There really is no need for people to try to interpret his words or defend him, because he enjoys sharing lengthy rants that lays everything out in the open. Still, Tomi Lahren has made it her life duty to comes to Trump's defense at any moment. Former First Lady Michelle Obama was on a London stop of her Becoming book tour, and The Independent claims that she compared Trump's White House to living with a divorced father. Tomi didn't like that at all.
"We come from a broken family," Obama said. "We are a teenager where, you know, we're a little unsettled, you know, and having good parents, you know, is tough. Sometimes you spend weekends with divorced dad and that feels like it's fun but then you get sick. That's what America is going through. We're kind of living with divorced dad, right?" Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade showed a clip of Mrs. Obama’s comments before passing things off to Lahren.
"Well, I think Michelle Obama is becoming incredibly tasteless, and to use that kind of language to attack the president, I'm not very shocked or surprised by it," began Lahren. "I will say this: Can you imagine if a conservative would compare anyone to [a] single mom in a derogatory fashion? There would be outrage, there would be backlash, it would be all over social media. But because Michelle Obama is Michelle Obama, she's a Democrat and she has the last name of Obama, she can get away with it." The internet was quick to defy Lahren, who seemingly forgot that Trump is a divorced dad. He has been divorced twice, and married his mistress who is now our First Lady. Twitter made sure to remind Lahren of this fact.