S1 E34: Hashtag Rap Beef

airdate: 24 October 2016

Genie counts down to the special Halloween episode of Good Morning Black Twitter, roots for the women who date ain’t shit men – the real team players, and weighs in on Drake possibly making light of Kid Cudi’s bought with depression. Do you think Drake was talking about Cudi’s depression, or his career?

Show Transcript
Hey, Black Twitter, guess what today is?

It’s seven days from Halloween!!

[Evil laugh]

I’m your host, Genie Lauren, and today I tweet for all the lightweights around the world.

If you are stumbling and bumbling after one alcoholic beverage, I tweet for you.

What can I say? I’m a cheap date. Which is a missed opportunity, really, because I haven’t been on a date in a minute. . .

Anyhoo, seven days from Halloween means we’re seven days from a special Halloween episode of Good Morning Black Twitter, which will be available on October 31st. Don’t miss it.

By the way, whether you’re watching or listening to the show, subscribe and rate it. I’d appreciate it.

Okay, so this weekend we learned what Cheddars is. . . and, I’d really be okay going back to not knowing. We also learned that there are men expecting women to sleep with them before even going on a first date.

You new 2000 twinkie babies can have it. I already warned y’all away from dating broke boys, I’m definitely not dating broke boys who think you’re supposed to have sex with them before you even get to know them, because they can’t afford to leave the house.

Uh oh. No.

Stay at home sons have no broughtupcy.

My biggest concern is how many girls are actually entertaining these dudes. I mean, I’m 32, so I’ve reached the point in life where I no longer want better for people who don’t want better for themselves. That being said, it’s just disappointing to know some young woman, somewhere, is entertaining these dusty dudes because they’ve been taught they need to be under a man.

There’s really nothing I can do about it, so I’m just gonna start rooting for the women who give ain’t shit men the time of day.

Y’all are the REAL patriots. You lay with these trash-ass dudes so the rest of us don’t have to. You fix their plates. You allow yourselves to be seen with them in public, when they’re not sleeping on your couch. And, you let them talk to you all kinds of ways.

I solute YOU!

GO TEAM!

In other news, I don’t know about your timeline, but my timeline is ready to burn Drake in effigy for lyrics that are being perceived as making light of Kid Cudi’s bought of depression.

Backtrack.

Drake was hosting OVO Sound Radio. He announced a “playlist project”. . . I’m not sure how a playlist project is going to be different from a mixtape. . . or an album. . . I am sure I probably won’t listen to it unless someone rides through the barrio blasting it through their car speakers.

[shrug]

And, he played a track called “Two Birds, One Stone”.

(This is the track everyone’s mad about)

In the song Drake says, “You were the Man on the Moon, now you just go through your phases.”

Which, I think, is pretty easy to interpret as being a shot at Kid Cudi.

I mean, he has an album named “The Man on the Moon”. . . unless Drake is now beefing with Michael Jackson, Neil Armstrong, or Buzz Aldrin, in which case. . . that’s officially the weirdest rap beef known to man. Hands down.

So, he’s definitely talking about Cudi, right? He’s definitely talking about Cudi.

What I’m not necessarily sold on is that it’s making light of depression. I mean, he could be talking about Cudi’s career.

I don’t follow Cudi that hard, so correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems like he goes in and out of the limelight. Like, there are the rappers who have mainstream success, and we know about their every move, whether or not we actually want to know their every move.

And, then there are are rappers who are mainstream adjacent, who can very easily be in a film or a show on HBO, and then the next minute we’re like. . .

“have you seen so-and-so?”

“whatever happened to? . . .”

“I haven’t seen them in a month of Sundays”

And, you have to actually pay attention to know what they’re doing, even though they’re *right* next to the mainstream. . . chillin. Leaning on mainstream’s car like, “hey girl, I ain’t seen you in a while”.

But, yeah, so all that to say, I think it was more of Drake taking a shot at his career, than Drake taking a shot at him being depressed.

And, I say this as someone who once suffered through really bad depression and suicidal ideation. I get how frustrating it can be to have someone make light of it, while you’re going through it. And, also, let me add that I have no loyalty to Drake here. The last time I was a Drake fan he dropped the Audacity of Dope. Like. . . I was here for the Drake and Meek Mill beef, but outside of that. . . I got Nathan.

I’m not buying Drake albums. I’m not going to Drake concerts. He just ain’t for me. I don’t care what Issa Rae told you about college girls, and Drake.

So, I don’t think it’s something Drake wouldn’t do. I just think it’s something Drake hasn’t done, in this instance. But, yo. . . if you disagree let me know why. Get at me in the comments on goodmorningblacktwitter.com or tweet me @gmbtshow.

And, by the way. . . the song is called two birds one stone, but I haven’t seen any mention of who the other stone was for? I mean, I’m usually good at CLUE, but I don’t pay enough attention to a lot of the rap politics to know who did it and when.

So, if you know who else Drake is dissing in “Two Birds One Stone”. . . you know what to do, holla at me.

That’s it for this episode. I’ll see y’all in the tweets. Have a good morning, Black Twitter.

Sign up for our newsletter!