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Brian Stukes

TIDAL X Gunna RECAP: Drip Or Drown, But Never Dry Off

The "drip" is everywhere! 

Gunna is something of a marvel as he takes on New York's Gramercy Theater just four days after giving life to his new album Drip or Drown II. The concert in conjunction with TIDAL X gives much-needed context about the inner workings of the Atlanta rapper's upcoming tour.

The 25-year-old's drip fest began with the best of Billboard's Hot R&B and Hip-Hop songs as Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" and Blueface's 'Thotiana" insight uproar among crowd members.  The smell of marijuana filtered into the 499 occupancy venue as baby hypebeasts rolled weed into brown papers. Talks of Casanova and Young Thug filled the air as Gunna emerged on stage.

Gunna, née Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, breezed through songs from the Drip Or Drown II tracklist as puffs of white smoke rise from huddled fans. Crowds of eager 20-somethings rapped along to the new music after sitting with the 16-track album for less than 96 hours.  Making his way from "One Call" to "Speed It Up," excitement bubbled as moshpits pushed supporters against the metal gates separating the stage from the crowd.

As "Chanel (Go Get It)" erupted from the speakers, Young Thug bursted onto the stage, raising the energy as he carried the performance to a close. Thugger, whose drip is equally as icy as his young protégé, delivered his own solo rendition of crowd favorites, prefacing his "Digits" performance with: "Y’all want me to do a song in this motherf**ker? Whassup?”

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For a new artist, Gunna has a stage presence that leaves no end of the stage forsaken. The "Drip Too Hard" emcee swagged his way from one side to the other with ease as fans follow his every movement, snaking from left to right at his whim.

Gunna's TIDAL X performance is the best part of Drip Or Drown II. With lofi, drug-induced melodies that lack the complexities of veteran trap artists, Gunna's album has the potential to fall short when performed for a live crowd, but the charisma that oozes in his execution brings new life and energy for concertgoers.

The TIDAL X Gunna performance serves as a sneak peek for the rapper's upcoming tour that begins on March 30 in Anaheim, Calif., before visiting Seattle, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Portland, Detroit, and other cities.  The shows should be fire but know there will be white boys in the crowd who say the word "ni**a" like black people can't hear them. If you're cool with this, this is the event for you. Check out Live Nation's website to see if Gunna is coming to a city near you.

Who gon Drip wit us? 💧🐍 @jefe GlizzyGang

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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

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The hate for Muslims is disgusting and Jess hilarious is trash and not worthy of a platform.

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

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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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