Social Media Week: @KingBach Shares The Rules Of C.P. Time


There’s an art to being never on schedule but always on time. The funniest man on Vine—and a regular on Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out—Andrew Bachelor (a.k.a. King Bach) opens up about a stereotype that’s better late than never
CP Time is its own time zone. CP Time—colored people time—is regular time and then you add 30 minutes or an hour to that. Sometimes three hours, if you’re really dark. Team light skin, you might show up right on time. People assume that others are going to follow CP time, so they adjust accordingly. Say I’m meeting my friends at 12:30—we know that Phillip is going to come at 12:45. I don’t want to be waiting on nobody, so I’ma come at 12:50. And if you’re waiting on somebody else, they might come at 1. Some people are always on CP time. Me, I do it for parties, events, premieres, things like that. Nobody wants to get to the party on time, because no one is going to be there. When you walk in, you want to be like, “Aye, what’s up?! That’s my nigga right there!” You want to get there when the hype is already happening. It’s all to be cool. Black people are always with the latest styles, the latest trends. It’s the whole fashionably late thing. You want to make an entrance, to be seen. But when I have business meetings—when I’m meeting with White people—I switch it up. I’m there 15 minutes early. One time I saw an email for business meeting; the dude’s name was Antoine. So I was like, Antoine, aight cool. I get there on CP time and Antoine was white! That switched up everything. [Laughs] But honestly, I see some White people running on CP Time, Mexicans. Everybody wanna be Black, you know? —As told to John Kennedy