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Let’s All Remember The Time Bill O’Reilly Got His Ass Handed To Him By Cam’ron

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As Bill O’Reilly’s televised reign of lies comes to an end, I cannot help but reflect upon the fact that, 14 years ago, he unwittingly set the stage for one of the greatest and Blackest moments in the history of cable news.

The Set Up

Cam’ron and Dame Dash were invited to be guests on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the impact of hip-hop music on Black youth.

Cam and Dame were in the studio and appeared to be, simultaneously, unprepared and disinterested in what was about to happen. Bill positioned himself as a moderator while Salome Thomas-El, a Black elementary school principal, seemed ready to castigate the two for, what O’Reilly called, ‘vile and demeaning’ lyrics.

Introducing Cam’ron, O’Reilly said he was “a rapper who raps about pimping and bitches.” In doing this, Bill disregarded Cam’s business acumen and, I think, under appreciated lyrical abilities, and painted him as little more than a pimp.

“Pimpin’ and bitches?” asked Cam. “Yes, Pimping and bitches,” said the host. When that exchange took place, I knew that things were about to get interesting.

(Editor’s note: To be fair, Cam and the rest of the Dipset definitely rapped about “pimping and bitches” more than the average rappers. They definitely regularly fulfilled and surpassed their allotted “pimping and bitches” quotas.)

The Black Face of White Supremacy

The exchange started in the usual O’Reilly, Fox News manner. He gave the first word to Tomas-El. For all of his talk of being fair and balanced, in exchanges like these, the first word usually went to the point of view that voiced Bill’s thoughts on the matter.

Tomas-El began by saying that he was a fan of the ROC, but that Cam needed to be more mindful of how his music was received by Black youth. As he brought the opening statement to an end, he used a word that caught me by surprised.

He said ‘conversate.’

All of a sudden I realized what was happening. This dude was a real nigga who cared about real Black kids; however, however, he was being used by Fox to put a Black face on White criticism.

Cam responded by saying that he was just like a news reporter, telling the truth about what happened in his neighborhood. I hear his point, but there are legitimate questions to be asked about which stories we tell and who we valorize in our retelling of these stories. The deep, troubling strain of mysogynoir in some of Hip-Hop music is worth discussing and deconstructing. Instead, Bill was interested in only painting Hip Hop with a broad, stereotypical brush. He asked Cam: “If an 11 year old heard your music, would you want him to imitate you?”

Cam was committed to being an asshole, and merely said: “yes.”

O’Reilly seemed pleased with himself. Like he had done his job to undermine the Hip-Hop community. Then Dame spoke…and Black history was made.

“If an eleven year old were to imitate Cam’ron, they would become the CEO of their own company,” said Dame with his usual rhythmic speech patter. “They would control their own destiny, and take a bad situation and make it good.”

“I have a clothing line and cologne,” agreed Cam.

Bill wasn’t ready for this.

He was on his heels. “You know what I mean,” he said flustered. “If you have a child that is unsupervised listening to your music…what would you say to him?”

After a brief exchange about The Terminator and how it glorifies violence, Cam and Dame stumbled on an important question. “Wait,” said Cam leaning back in his chair smugly. “Why are these kids unsupervised?”

A fundamental feature of the ethos of Fox News in general, and O’Reilly in particular, is the way they fail to address the systemic nature of racism. Instead of dealing with poverty and the evils of a criminal justice system that places Black boys and girls in situations wherein they are left unsupervised because one parent must work to put food on the table while another may be imprisoned due to racial profiling, O’Reilly and his crew would rather treat blackness as a pathology. As something that rappers can fix if only they discuss things White folks like him would deem appropriate. Topics like mayonnaise, New Balance shoes…and thrift store shopping.

O’Reilly thought he could ambush Cam and Dame by teaming up with a Black principal to verbally accosted them, but the former remained steadfast in his unapologetic assholeness while the latter poked holes in each and every accusation lobbed at them.

Eventually, the principal ended up agreeing with the two guests while Bill rushed to a commercial break. Cam, recognizing the nature of the moment, leaned back in his chair once more, smiled, pointed to Bill and said, “You Maaaaad.”

It was not a question. It was a prophetic statement. Bill was mad as hell.

Law W.

Lawrence Ware is a philosopher of race at his day job and writes if the kids go to bed on time. He is a contributing editor of NewBlackMan (in Exile) and a frequent contributor to The Root and other publications. He has been featured in the New York Times and you can sometimes find him discussing race and politics on HuffPost Live and Public Radio International. He is the kind of Steelers fan that enjoys watching the Cowboys lose.

  • “You mad?”

    – Camron

  • Dougie

    I’m not even joking, this is a top 10 moment on television.

    Cam has always been here for the culture!

  • Great moments in a**hattedness.

    “I got dirt on you, doggie.”

    • Courtney Wheeler

      Ah yes…America truly learned that evening that everyone got dirt on someone…….doggie.

    • miss t-lee

      YES.
      Another great quote.

    • He did too. He follows that up with “Where did you start, A Current Affair?” knowing damn well Bill was on Inside Edition. And Bill took the bait. “No.”

      It was then that Bill was well and truly mad.

  • Alessandro De Medici

    There’s another question that needs to be addressed though, a question I think even black people need to ask ourselves?

    One of the themes that often comes about with hip-hop, is that it can or does have a negative consequence on children. That it shapes their minds and makes them do and replicate all these things that rappers say or do.

    However, is that really true?

    Most of hip-hop is bought by white kids in suburbs. Hip-hop is huge in other parts of the world as well, rappers go and visit these countries all the time to perform concerts and motivate their fans. Why is it that we believe that black children are susceptible to these images and, almost have a pavlovian reaction to them, but we do not believe the same happens to every other set of kids, at the same stage of mental development?

    That being said,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFgXF0a_Yw4

    • I don’t think “we” give children enough credit to work things like this out for themselves. I guess it could be described as some form of paternalism that is applied to black youth which stunts them.

      • Charlito Brown

        “…the supervision of whites due to us all being believed to be child-like in some way.”

        The irony of that is, when grown white men commit offenses, oftentimes they’re infantilized and concessions are made for them for everything from crimes to faux pas (e.g. Ryan Lochte being defended and referred to as a “kid” after the incident in Brazil, #45’s admission of sexual assault being minimized and dismissed as “locker room talk”). So who really needs to be supervised?

    • I never thought about it this way but it makes complete sense. I am using this argument the next time somebody talks about hip-hop being responsible for crime/bad behavior.

      • King Beauregard

        I don’t know, I used to play “Donkey Kong” a lot and now I can’t pass a construction site without running along the girders and hitting things with a big wooden mallet.

    • Freebird

      I’m not sure it has no effect but this idea that musical influence alone got ninjas doing dumb stuff is typical American bull ish…short sighted and conveniently evasive.

      • AlwaysPi7

        It is definitely not the music alone but like you I am not going to say it has no influence because I know it does.

    • IDontKnowAnyMore

      Because white kids are given the benefit of the doubt. Because even though they pop pills like our rappers, their choices are overlooked because they can pop pills and work on Wall Street and live in Daddy’s house.

      • Alessandro De Medici

        But the question is though, are they doing it because they saw the rappers saying and doing it? Are they internalizing hip-hop musicians when they’re coking it up? Or are they just, you know what they say, about charity beginning at home and ish?

        • Hugh Akston

          I remember last year I was in the theater watching deadpool right next to me was this kid who looked like he was laughing his a s s off

          Kickass anyone?

          • Alessandro De Medici

            He gonna be chopping off heads literally when he’s 18 hehe

            • Hugh Akston

              I really wanted to ask his why did he bring his 10 year old to the movie theater…watching deadpool? The heinous crimes some of those kids have committed I blame Jason before I would blame jay z smh

        • Hadassah

          Charity begins at home. The end.

        • Gibbous

          It’s a chicken/egg conversation. If Hip Hop is reporting a particular “life,” are kids already living that life and therefore find Hip Hop relevant or does Hip Hop turn kids INTO that kind of life?

          I suspect it is the former and not the latter, but then again, I didn’t grow up on hip hop.

      • King Beauregard

        Something else is at work I think: the messages in rap are a little unsettling because they paint the system as inordinately hostile to blacks. That is not music to white ears. (Personally I think the solution is to take the discomfort as a spur to make things better, but that’s me.)

    • King Beauregard

      Does our entertainment mirror, or perhaps direct, our lives?

      I watch “Have Gun – Will Travel” every morning and “Hogan’s Heroes” every night, and you don’t see me becoming a gun for hire or sabotaging ball bearing plants. So I think most people do a pretty good job of differentiating between entertainment and real life.

      That said, I do notice the misogyny in my old TV shows and I think the misogyny sends bad messages.

      • “I watch “Have Gun – Will Travel” every morning and “Hogan’s Heroes” every night, and you don’t see me becoming a gun for hire or sabotaging ball bearing plants”

        Just like on TV white artists are allowed to saying things in character. Killer Mike and Chuck D have both made the point that Johnny Cash can sing about gunning men down for the eff of it or shooting his wife but a black man rhyming about coke can be used as evidence in criminal prosecution. It’s murky and long standing belief that black children and blacks all-around aren’t intelligent enough to take care of ourselves.

        Why did Paladin from “Have Gun- Will Travel” look like Gaddafi?

        • King Beauregard

          Yeah, he looks like he got hit a few times with the ugly stick, doesn’t he?

          I’m glad they didn’t make him a pretty-boy, though; when Paladin rides into town he ought to make people wonder if he’s a bad guy (also signaled by his all-black clothing). It’s when he talks and uses reason and principles that you (as a townsperson) figure out he’s not just a gunman.

          I really, really want a HGWT sequel series, about a successor to Paladin: a black man who is a lawyer, who sees that the West has the potential to not make the same mistakes as the East, provided injustice and inequality aren’t given a chance to take a firm hold. New Paladin starts off as a friend of old Paladin’s who doesn’t appreciate the need for guns, until old Paladin is gunned down trying to save someone. That’s when New Paladin straps on Old Paladin’s gun and takes on the legacy.

          • KMN

            Isn’t that kinda how he became Paladin in the first place? This is my mothers FUCKINGSHOW lol…she’s in love with that…but I love your sequel to it…

            • Paladin was in the Army and left to do that right?

              • King Beauregard

                Paladin’s secret origin linked to above. WATCH IT.

              • KMN

                I wish I knew…you need to ask my Momma that’s her boyfriend rofl

                • King Beauregard

                  Paladin was in the Union Army in the Civil War, was honorably discharged, and didn’t quite know what to do with himself. His wealthy (unnamed) family paid him a stipend just to stay away, so probably he was something of an embarrassment. He tried the high life, he tried the low life, he tried gambling … and that led to him finally finding his path. All covered in that episode.

            • King Beauregard

              PALADIN’S SECRET ORIGIN!!! My favorite episode, with Richard Boone in a dual role:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViClMO0Sgqs

              (Old) Paladin’s origin was, in broad strokes: he came to realize that he was following laws and rules of honor and so forth, but ultimately he was not serving justice.

              New Paladin would have the thirst for justice down cold, but would be uncomfortable with using a gun to obtain it. I figure he’d have the skills because his father was one of Ben Grierson’s “buffalo soldiers”, so he taught him to use a gun and his fists. Sent him to school back east too, where he saw the potential in the law to improve society, but also that the law depends upon the people enforcing it. It is only when he sees the force of law completely fail, and a gun is sometimes the last resort, that he is finally ready to Fight Dragons.

              • KMN

                I remember seeing this episode but I don’t remember all of it…thanks…I guess i’ll humor my mommy and watch this with her later today for the 100th time lmao

    • Hadassah

      No, it is NOT true

      When you are a PARENT to YOUR kids, they don’t have to look outside (read entertainment, to include hip-hop). The onus is on YOU to shape their mind, to a point where they can think for themselves. You provide them with the tools to think critically.

      Inevitably, if you don’t, the world will color, shape, box, ship, sign and deliver them.

      • If the onus is on me and only me to shape my daughter’s mind, then she’s in for a doosey. Shape her moral compass, yes. But we are stimuli to the world around us. The 7.5 hours in school, 1 hours of dance practice, and a host of intermingling with others (who parents may be shaping different minds) is inevitable.

        And even when you’ve done your best…. Lord knows most of us are doing our best…

        Your kid(s) will do something so left field you’ll question your parenting. You’ll wonder where did they [get, hear, see, taste] that?

        And that’s because they (like all people) will look outside their home for things to try and imitate.

        • Hadassah

          Main person to influence your kid is you. Not Jay-Z.

        • Alessandro De Medici

          People still have to process stimuli, aka think.

          Parents can guide, motivate maybe even restrict, but no one can think for you. It be great if we could pass that on to other black people who think that every song, movie or TV show, somehow puts a people who were able to survive slavery, jim crow and colonization into jeopardy.

          • I agree with you and Gibbous. The OP made it seem like only the parent controlled what the child come into contact with. That’s just not true.

        • Gibbous

          But then you conversate with your kids. “The reason why folks do that on TV or in the movie is because X. Is that what you’re trying to do?”

          In our family, we understood that 4 letter words had their place. They mean “extreme emotion” and were not for every day use. Used in the proper context, they were neither banned nor punishable.

          • Charlito Brown

            Seems like a very balanced, reasonable approach. I can appreciate that.

    • Brown Rose

      This is an excellent point that is asked before. I think the author said it best. Most people believe that Black is a pathology. That it is contagious. Not being Black vaccinates you from having the failures that are only accorded to Black people.

    • miss t-lee

      “One of the themes that often comes about with hip-hop, is that it can or does have a negative consequence on children. That it shapes their minds and makes them do and replicate all these things that rappers say or do.

      However, is that really true?”

      No.
      I was listening to some of the filthiest rap from age 10 on up, and yeah. It’s safe to say I haven’t become a kingpin, pimp, etc yet.
      And you’re right…if folks take the time to go to rap shows, you’ll find that the Black folks are outnumbered 3 to 1 by the white kids.
      This is an argument I’ve been having with folks for a whole hot minute. I remember even writing some research papers about it in HS/college. Hip hop boogeymen. Wooooo!

      • Hugh Akston

        “go to rap shows, you’ll find that the Black folks are outnumbered 3 to 1 by the white kids.”

        This is such a weird phenomenon still feel some kind of way about that…(not limited to rap concerts either smh…went to an Alvin Ailey show I was searching for us)

        • miss t-lee

          Especially here, rap shows it’s more like 8 to 1.
          IDK–it’s just something I’ve taken as normal at this point.

          • Hugh Akston

            STill weird lol but I guess you’re right..the new norm

            • miss t-lee

              Not new though homie. Been seeing this since the mid 90s.

              • Hugh Akston

                Interesting

                Though I’m having a hard time seeing an nwa concert filled with yt folks ? maybe that was the case but didn’t see it much myself growing up

                • miss t-lee

                  Gotcha.

          • pls

            I will never forget watching something on mtv about wu-tang and when they panned to the audience and it was entirely white….color me shocked. obsession is a real thing!

            • miss t-lee

              Wu has a HUGE white following. Every Ghostface show I’ve been to has been super white.

        • Me

          It’s all about economic access. Ailey shows are not put on in *our* areas, nor are concerts. To get to either requires the funds for the ticket and transportation to the venue, plus the time, sometimes babysitting funds or available chaperones, etc to allocate to these events. Suburban kids an afford o enjoy whichever arts they fancy most, even if it’s art created by some other culture. Until black artists start doing pop-up shows in the hood, which they won’t because the white dollars in their pockets are very selective about where they get spend, mass consumed rap/black culture will “belong” to white consumers.

          • porqpai

            It’s bigger even than just that. At the city level zoning is rigged to keep certain industries away from mixed income neighborhoods which could use the business to strengthen the economic position of the lower class. So there won’t be venues that these artists can afford to book ( given taxes and liability insurance and etc ) that allows them to bring it to their own people.

            We get blocked from all angles.

          • Hugh Akston

            You made sure me valid points

            I am a bit torn, however, as I work with kids in the arts who put on powerful performances and we’ve done our best to get our folks to come out…and the turnout was still about the same

            • Me

              I can see that, but imagine if the arts were as accessible to our folks as it is to others. Beautiful theaters and museums in every black neighborhood, stadiums that didn’t intentionally push previous residents out of black neighborhoods, well-maintained black parks where city officials would allow temporary stages to be built accompanied by proper security and traffic control, etc. That would give a lot more blacks the chance to show up when it’s convenient for them rather than having to take advantage of sparse “opportunities” to venture outside of what their used to being around. On top of that, it would eliminate the culture shock of having to explore those interests in a sea of people that they’re not comfortable around, which could be a deterrent in itself.

      • Our music is only allowed to be entertaining or ironic if consumed by others.

        • miss t-lee

          Indeed.

      • Jae Starz

        A few years ago I went to a Lil Wayne concert (don’t judge me it was a gift for my hubby who is a Wayne stan). In any event I was taken aback by the numbers of white folks there. And they had the nerves to be rocking red bandanas. I was so annoyed!

        • miss t-lee

          I’ve been going to rap shows since I was 17. We’re almost always the minority.
          No matter the artist.

        • pls

          When my white students are all “Hey Ms. PLS, can you play some Gucci?” my eyes be rollin so damb hard!

      • Brown Rose

        Me too. Thanks to my brother. I listened to a lot of hard core rap, etc etc, I was still as square, goofy, and introverted as they come.

        • miss t-lee

          Had Too Short, NWA, UGK in my walkman because Pops would’ve had a cow if I played that in my boombox…lol

          • Brown Rose

            My brother used to do mix tapes back in the day and considered himself a DJ. Not unusual to hear him blasting Public Enemy, Yo Yo, Eve, Eazy E and me in my room zoning out on this German guy spinning the next Bach Concerto.

            • miss t-lee

              HA! We had the same brother.

          • Soula Powa

            My mom found and listened to my Ready To Die tape (on a Walkman, I’m old) on a family trip to Fort Lauderdale. Suicidal Thoughts almost made her pass out. We had a nice talk after that. Still turned out OK.

            • miss t-lee

              HA.
              Yeah, I used to hide my tapes for this very reason.

        • miss em

          I always joke that I am going to start rapping Too $hort in a quilt shop because it’s one of the few things I can hear over the noise of my sewing machine. Most people with working brains can separate the lyrics from application in their real lives.

      • Awoman! I grew up listening to Trina, Foxy Brown, and Lil Kim. if that’s the case, I should of been selling and poppin my pus- around age 11.

        • miss t-lee

          Okay?!

        • Sweet Ga Brown

          Yassss!! I just commented about this. I listened to it all and I was a good latch key child. Could have been out in the skreets turnin up. Lol

      • Alessandro De Medici

        We really need to teach ourselves that our kids aren’t walking sponges to everything the media shows. Like all other children, our children have the inherent ability to make good judgments and engage in critical thinking.

        • miss t-lee

          Yes. All of the yes.

        • Sweet Ga Brown

          Parents need to teach their children not to get entertainment/media confused with reality. Just because Migos rappin about Uzi’s don’t mean they got one. Ijs.

      • Soula Powa

        Ditto. I grew up on the Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Wyclef Jean. Yet, I managed to not move major weight through the Tri-State area and have not sang melodiously in an airport while doing so.

        • miss t-lee

          I see the vision! LOL

      • KeciB

        This is so true. I’ve listened to rap since I was young and I’ve never had the urge to sell dope, drink sizzurp, commit a robbery or a murder.

        • miss t-lee

          Say it.

      • pls

        Keep it funky, all them love songs ain’t good for our health either. Why was I in all of my feelings as a 5th grader listening to brandy’s never say never album? I thought love would be easy!

    • Amen

      Wait…..media doesn’t shape minds? Why are Superbowl commercials so expensive then? Black children are not more susceptible to being shaped by media than other children, that’s silly. But human beings, of all ages, are shaped by what they see and hear in media. That’s a fact.

      • Alessandro De Medici

        It’s a question of measure.

        Your mind is influenced by the clicking sounds of a watch, but you actually have to be paying attention to notice it. Furthermore, you have a mind after all, so it’s always a question is how powerful is the media at overcoming the thinking mechanism in a child or grown adult?

    • Sweet Ga Brown

      Soooo my dad(hip hop head) bought me Lil Kim’s first album and I think I was 11yo. Granted those lyrics were hella explicit and in hindsight I had no business even seeing the album cover but not once did I hear “I used to be ‘fraid of the diqk, now I throw lips to that sh!t” and think I cant wait to give some sloppy toppy. I cant wait to do like Lil Kim. I listened for entertainment purposes and plus Ladies Night was a hit at the time. I was taught to believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see so I never thought Lil Kim was doing half the stuff she rapped about. I know every kid isn’t and wasn’t like me tho.

      • pls

        I saw this interview of lil kim not too long ago from that era…Basically this white lady tryna do what O’reilly attempted with Cam and Dame. So in the video, the “journalist” recites the lyrics to strangers on the street, over emphasizing the N-word, but then seconds later could not bring herself to repeat some vulgar reference to kim’s kitty.

        They don’t care that it’s offensive because I’m sure O’reilly’s little 11 year old would curse me clean out before MY 11 year old would. They care that they can’t create it themselves. These same people ain’t have chit to say when eminem threatened to kill actual humans with names and social security numbers for 3 albums in a row.

    • Val

      We’re all gullible children to them. That’s why they are always telling us what we should be doing or how we should be feeling.

      • Alessandro De Medici

        That’s true…

        What bothers me, is when we believe it too, as though we’re a unique type of human, compared to every other race or ethnicity on planet earth.

        • Val

          Yeah, some of us believe the hype. Just look at Bill Cosby’s pound cake speech and think about all the amens he got from Black folks. Plenty of us believe in Black pathology, unfortunately.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    I’ve discussed this moment frequently on VSB and still believe this is the great grand-daddy and still on of the top ten black memes.

    Thank You Killa Cam.

    • Sweet Ga Brown

      At least #2 or #3 out of a Top 5. We should probably just make a list.

      • Courtney Wheeler

        Totally down for the challenge.

        • Sweet Ga Brown

          The black guy with his arms crossed holding the phone would be a good one. Cant find the actual meme right now.

          • Courtney Wheeler
            • BrothasKeeper

              When you’re on a date, and your card “doesn’t work”, so he calls his bank.

            • NonyaB?

              I’ve always wondered about the guy in this meme. Finally looked it up only to find he’s a “Republican congressional primary candidate Martin Baker, who was photographed talking on his cell phone during an event to support police office Darren Wilson”. Ugh!

              • Sweet Ga Brown

                smdh

              • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

                ahhhhhhh. NonyaB with the google save.

                • NonyaB?

                  Always here for the people.

          • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

            That’s the one I know least about.

      • Courtney Wheeler

        I’m a little tired of this meme but im impressed by its staying power. It should be number 1.
        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c7/Michael_Jordan_crying.jpg/220px-Michael_Jordan_crying.jpg

        • BrothasKeeper

          This is the Michael Jordan of Black memes.

          • That’s up there with pinch face pooch and old spice dude

        • siante

          it has staying power & versatility

      • BrothasKeeper

        Uncle Denzel is definitely top 10.

        • Courtney Wheeler

          Agreed. “Why You Always Lying” should be 4 or 5

          • BrothasKeeper

            Confused Black Girl.

            • TheUnsungStoryteller

              THATS MY FAV

    • BrothasKeeper

      The Jackie Robinson of Black memes.

    • Courtney Glover
      • Brandon Allen

        Did he?

  • AKA The Sauce
    • HouseOfBonnets

      I got dirt on you doggie ?????

      • AKA The Sauce

        Not on me

        • HouseOfBonnets

          sir you can’t be messing up the joke like this lol

          • AKA The Sauce

            LOL my bad…it’s been a while

      • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

        HoB, I’ve always thought that even if he had never said, ‘you mad’, I got the dirt on you doggie, would have prolly been elevated to legendary Meme status in it’s place.

    • Michelle is my First Lady

      stolt! lmao!

  • HouseOfBonnets

    If killa Cam is remembered for nothing else outside of music and the versatility of pink urban wear in the 2000s let it be this…..

    Tbh he needs to be in nmaahc

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4324837bcfb0133483fab1a91f6fc6e1512880b4027a2b1acb14f74d6a593acf.gif

    • Mika

      Wish I can respond to work e-mails with this.

      • HouseOfBonnets

        somebody almost got this response earlier tnh….

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    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      Let’s get that “I got the dirt on you doggy!” GIF up here too please….

  • fedup

    I’m maaad that the Principal (not to be confused with his principles) used “conversate” on television.

    That right there would’ve thrown me for enough of a loop that I might’ve been unable to fully engage for at least a beat or two.

    But alas, Lawrence called it; a real niqqa, who cares about real Black kids. Still though, how is it possible to obtain a Master’s without ever having figured out the correct term for that which he wanted to convey?

    • King Beauregard

      discussify

      argumentificate

      debateapalooza

      • Hadassah

        You win! I love this comment.

      • theaythmonth

        I’m gonna start using “argumentificate” from now on, so thanks. How’s your week going, KB?

        • King Beauregard

          Blessedly uneventful! You?

      • BrothasKeeper

        *surreptitiously adds ‘discussify’ to daily lexicon*

        • Spicy Kas

          I was in the process of doing the same.

    • Epsilonicus

      He was a school principal

      • fedup

        Thanks for the clarification.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    “Topics like mayonnaise, New Balance shoes…and thrift store shopping.”

    I laughed out loud at this statement….but I for one LOVE thrift store shopping…I also collect vinyls.

    Fight me.
    haha

    • BrothasKeeper

      I got a pair of burgundy Newbies that feel oh so good.

  • Jocelyn

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