Raven-Symone is under some serious fire for sharing an Instagram post that put some of the most prolific and influential names in the game on blast. A group photo from the Roc Nation Brunch was shared by an Instagram user named Speech.
Speech wrote a lengthy passionate post that called out all therein; while Symone didn’t comment on the share itself, but she does seem to cosign the whole deal Speech’s message a stage.
“A group of so-called ‘successful’ Black men (minus [DJ Khaled] racially) who became rich and famous from perpetuating the worst Black stereotypes to the ears and eyes of the whole planet like drug dealing, pimping, murdering other Black men and disrespecting Black women.”
The photo’s caption is even lengthier and more passionate-
“I listen to many of these brothers art and I respect certain things about them. But it is imperative that we don’t lose sight of the simple truth – these men were CONGRATULATED by a white supremacist culture for degrading black men and women, portraying us as disposable as a cockroach within their lyrics. They taught and glorified the drug, pimp, prostitution, stripper and gang game, and led many impressionable people down a path that they have paid heavily for, while these “successful dudes got paid! This is not a Diss, it’s a reminder, that all that glitters ain’t gold! True black power is not this, its despite this!”
Symone posted up a few agreeable emoji’s, an action that landed her on Charlemagne’s “Donkey of the Day,” award, and caught the eye of T.I. whom happened to be posing in the photo. If there’s drama on the internet, you know T.I. is closeby; in response to the post T.I. laid into Symone with a rich and ironic response-
“our sins ain’t no greater than yours ma’am. The air must be thin as hell up there on that high horse you sittin on. Somebody please let me know…WTF up wit shawty?”
— 935 KDAY (@935KDAY) February 5, 2018
What’s your take on all of this? Is Raven-Symone right, does she have a point or did those picture have to hustle for the respect earned?
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