charlemagne

CThaGod's Concrete Journal: To Tweet Or Not To Tweet, That Is The Question

We snatched up The Breakfast Club's say-all antagonist for a weekly blog that's tougher than concrete. Visit VIBE.com every Thursday for Charlamagne's latest rants and musings. 


 

TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET, THAT IS THE QUESTION...

"It's Hard Not To Kill Niggas, It's Like A Full Time Job Not To Kill Niggas." Jay Z spit that in 97, back when shit was REAL. When you couldn't just talk all crazy and reckless about someone and not expect them to come see you. That line Jay Z spit was from the perspective of a hustler who was out there getting big money and couldn't risk his fortune on some lame in the street running his mouth. Basically what Hov was saying was, "I hear you suckas talking and I would love to come see your punk ass but I'm showing restraint because I don't want to fuck up my money."

Fast Forward to 2011 and the crazy reckless talk that lames do about people in positions of power is still here it's just not in the streets so much.  Now the bullshit has gone digital. That's why I've repositioned Jay Z's classic bar and turned it into this, "It's Hard Not To Tweet Niggas, It's Like A Full Time Job Not To Tweet Niggas."  Don't front we've all been there.  You log onto your twitter, open up your @ replies and you see a bunch of people you don't even know saying the most disrespectful shit to you ever!  This is shit that you know they would never, ever say to you face to face.  All you want to do is reply back to these lames in a more disrespectful manner because you're offended, but we have to learn to not take offense because that which offends you only weakens you and causes you to create the same negative energy that offended you in the first place.

I don't mind some one's opinion if that opinion is coming from a good place. You can say The Breakfast Club on Power 105 1 sucks, you can makes jokes about my personal appearance, you can say that you think I have no talent and none of that bothers me. What does bother me is when blatant G Codes get violated. See I was born in 1980 and the era I grew up in you couldn't tell another man "Suck Your Dick" or call another man a "Faggot" or wish death upon a person or that person's family unless you were absolutely ready to fight, period.  These 90's babies have no concept of that.  They get on the Internet and these cowards sit behind a computer all day, in the comfort of their mother or grandmother's house and talk that shit and honestly there is nothing we can do about it and that is what's frustrating. The fact that someone you don't know can disrespect you in that manner and you can't go pistol whip them. Only thing you can do is Tweet them back and that's what these little Twitter lames want because THEY HAVE NO LIVES...

From the Web

More on Vibe

Scott Dudelson

Rolling Loud Founder Says Cardi B's Management Was Aware Of Offset's Stunt

Cardi B's headlining set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles came to a shocking conclusion on Dec. 15, after her ex Offset crashed her performance to deliver yet another public apology for his infidelity. Twitter instantly erupted with some debating whether the stunt was appropriate and others pointing the finger at festival organizers for allowing Offset to steal Cardi's shine. Despite fan assumptions, Rolling Loud co-founder, Tariq Cherif stated that they were in no way involved in the surprise appearance.

In a statement to Complex, Cherif said the festival has no control over who takes the stage during the scheduled artist's set. "Headliners and their teams have full control of the stage and who is allowed on it during their set at Rolling Loud," he said. "The festival does not interfere with or influence a headliner’s set list. We have never and will never do anything to change a headliner's set."

Cherif also stated that they were aware that Cardi would have a surprise in store for her performance, but were unaware of the details. "We were tipped off that something was going to happen, but had nothing to do with the organization or execution of it," he continued. "Rolling Loud is proud to provide the platform for a queen like Cardi B to absolutely slay her performance. Despite the stunt, she performed hit after hit and electrified the crowd with her talent, energy, choreography, and set design."

While Cherif noted that the festival wasn't responsible for the mishap, he said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times that Cardi B's team was aware of the surprise. Organizers also reportedly sent a direct message to the Bronx rapper on Instagram shortly after the incident to apologize.

In addition to being accused of facilitating Offset's appearance at the time, many critics also accused Rolling Loud of hyping up the situation on Twitter. Fans cited various tweets from the festival's page – in which they seemed to be applauding Offset – as evidence that they were involved. Cherif attributed the tweets to "bad intel."

"We were tipped off that Cardi was going to have multiple surprise guests, corroborated by what she said in her IG Live. One of specific guests we were told about didn’t end up showing up so we deleted the tweet, which is standard for us when things change as the night goes on," he told Complex.  "Deleting old tweets with bad intel isn’t usually alarming but once we realized that we were getting dragged for the surprise interruption, we panicked and deleted the tweet bc we knew it was going to make things look worse. In hindsight, deleting those tweets actually made us look worse. We recognize that it was a poor decision."

Cardi B and Offset have both spoken out about the situation.  Cardi asked that people respect her ex, while Offset explained that his public apology was a result of his infidelities being publicly revealed. No matter what parties were involved in the stunt, it's unfortunate Cardi's Rolling Loud set couldn't just be about her.

They also deleted this. pic.twitter.com/FdEfTh22HS

— blah (@fushigiqueen) December 16, 2018

READ MORE: Offset Crashed Cardi B's Rolling Loud Festival Set

Continue Reading
Getty Images

Dr. King's Childhood Home Sold For $1.9 Million To The National Park Service

The two-story Atlanta home that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr spent his formidable years has been sold. According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the yellow and brown house on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta was sold for $1.9 million to the National Park Service.

Will Shafroth, CEO of the National Park Foundation said it was hard to place a dollar amount on the location where a lot of Dr. King's character was molded.

"It is difficult to value something this significant in our nation’s history. It is a priceless asset. It is one of the most important places to tell the story of America,” Shafroth said.

Bernice King, daughter of late the civil rights leader, said the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change had been considering selling the home since the passing of their mother Coretta Scott, in 2006. King said the center will focus on nonviolent educational and training programs.

“We are working on creating more robust, nonviolence training,” King said. “Our society is desperately in need of Dr. King’s nonviolent teachings right now in order to create a just, humane and peaceful world. That is what we are trying to put our energy in.”

The home was reportedly built by a white firefighter in 1895 and then purchased by Dr. King's maternal grandfather, Rev. Adam Daniel Williams, who was pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church for $3,500. When King's mother and father wed in 1927, they moved. All of King's siblings including himself were born in the home.

Elizabeth Paradis Stern, spokeswoman for the National Park Service said the preservation of the home will not falter now that it's out of the family's possession.

“The most important thing about this is that this property will be protected and preserved permanently as one of our most important properties,” Stern said. “It is part of the American fabric.”

READ MORE: New Book Details Dr. King's Teenage Years And His Alleged White Girlfriend

Continue Reading
Kevin Winter

Donnie McClurkin Sent To Hospital Following Car Accident

Gospel legend Donnie McClurkin couldn't be more grateful after surviving a car accident this past Wednesday (Dec. 12).

The "We Fall Down" singer was driving on the road in the earlier part of the day when he passed out and began weaving into traffic. He reportedly struck the middle concrete island.

Following the incident, he posted a selfie of him on the hospital bed in scrubs on Facebook. Along with the photo, he explained that he woke up from the accident with stitches on his left thumb, on top of having a sprained wrist, and hurt knee. His car was also completely totaled.

"I AM ALIVE!!!! Somewhat mangled, stitches on left thumb, sprained wrist, hurt knee, but I’m still here! God and two angels saved my life!," the Grammy-winning artist wrote.

He also mentioned that two "angels" pulled him out the car to safety and medical attention. "I owe them...I am still here by the grace of God! Thank you, Lord...thank you!" he added.

On Friday (Dec. 14), McClurkin posted to his Facebook page again, sharing several photos of his destroyed car. "This is the totaled car that two angels rescued me from ....after passing out while driving I don’t remember most of what happened a day and a half ago...but God," he wrote. "I overrode doctors and sisters advice and flew to KENYA today for ministry Saturday @ TWO RIVERS. and home on this Sunday to celebrate life."

In happier news, McClurkin also took time to plug in his new Christmas single titled "My Favorite Things." Check out McClurkin's posts on social media and stream his new song below.

READ MORE: Big K.R.I.T. Drops Surprise Gospel-Influenced 'Thrice X' EP

Continue Reading

Top Stories