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Maxwell Explains His "Confused Face" BET Awards Meme

No, Internet. You were wrong.

After seven long years, Maxwell has finally returned to music with his highly anticipated blackSUMMERS'night. The 12-track record is the second installment in his "Black Summers's Night" trilogy and, while fans are lusting at the ears to hear new music, the R&B crooner made headlines while earning the Internet's highest honor: becoming a meme.

At the 2016 BET Awards, Maxwell made a classic confused face that was captured by the Internet and has since been used to express some of life's more peculiar moments.

The "1900X" artist singer was on hand Friday (July 1) in New Orleans for his headlining Essence Festival performance, but also there to promote his partnership with Verizon. The singer-songwriter will lend his star power to help encourage children in the inner city to gain hands on experience while creating apps.

The now famous Maxwell BET Awards meme has been used to express everything from how long should you marinate the chicken to this Joakim Noah New York's Knicks contract.  The "Lake By The Ocean" singer said his facial expression came while mentally processing Taraji P. Henson's spiel  at the awards after Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar's electrifying opening performance.

"Taraji P. Henson, she's a very good friend of mine so when I was watching [her] monologue which came directly after Beyonce's performance, which was fantastic, she was going in on a skit. It was meant to make everyone laugh, and I just sort of, you know, processed it the way that I did for all the men on the planet, I think," Maxwell said

"I wasn't so sure about the whole being a chauffeur thing. You know, I thought relationships were equal. It was just my take on it. But it wasn't anything directed towards her, or the situation at hand. It was like, if I'm taking someone to a concert, I'm not their chauffeur, that's how I looked at it. But at the end of the day, it was all jokes anyway."

Agreed Maxwell. But now we have a classic meme to express that confusion whenever needed. Your generosity is appreciated.

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TICKETS ON SALE AT https://t.co/[email protected] @dreamvillE pic.twitter.com/jDP7Iew5Ce

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Myspace Loses All Music Posted Before 2016

After losing the bulk of its users to other budding social media platforms, the once popular Myspace reportedly lost every single piece of content uploaded before 2016, including songs, photos, and videos, BBC reports.

According to Myspace, the site is blaming a faulty server migration for its large deletions, which is believed to have happened more than a year ago. This is when members started reporting that access to certain content older than 2016 was made unavailable.

More than 50 million tracks from 14 million artists have been lost, including music introduced by the "Myspace Generation." Beyond the music, pictures and videos stored on the server are nowhere to be found.

Though Facebook's craze led to a decrease in users, the rebrand, which centered around giving artists a place to build a platform, has been made virtually obsolete by years worth of content that's no longer.

Myspace published a statement on the site apologizing for the incident: "As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your backup copies. If you would like more information, please contact our data protection officer.”

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Comedienne Jess Hilarious Under Fire For Xenophobic Comments Toward Sikhs

Jess Hilarious came under fire Sunday (March 17) after she uploaded a video showcasing relief after four Sikhs were removed from her flight. The Lil Rel star defended her statements and said she was scared.

"If I'm scared I'm scared. F**k y'all. F**k how y'all feel," Jess said. "Y'all mad at me because I don't side with any other black person, because I don't side with every other race. F**k y'all. I feel how I feel. I felt threatened and that was it. F**k y'all, and I'm not flying there. We were evacuated, bitch. Why? Why? with no technical difficulties or nothing."

The Internet quickly sent the comic a digital side eye for her xenophobic comments, which came two days after 51 Muslim men and women were gunned down in New Zealand. The youngest of which was 3-year-old Mucaas Ibrahim.

what if Jess Hilarious’ middle name is Notthat?

— Jamal (@JamalJimoh) March 17, 2019

A day after Muslims were ambushed and murdered while praying (death toll now at 51), Jess Hilarious hops on Al Gore’s internet to brag about+defend getting 4 people with turbans kicked off a flight because she didn’t feel safe.

— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) March 17, 2019

Xenophobia is really disgusting.

The hate for Muslims is disgusting and Jess hilarious is trash and not worthy of a platform. https://t.co/qotZ9AwMLO

— Mistress George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 17, 2019

One Twitter user, a DJ who goes by the name DJ The Gypsy pointed out Jess' comments run rampant within other parts of the black community.

Jess Hilarious’ anti-Muslim rhetoric sheds light on a very important topic; Islamophobia within the black Christian community

— dylan (@dylanthegypsy) March 17, 2019

The backlash Jess merited did, however, highlight not everyone shared her sentiments.

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