Being a native of Los Angeles, I’ve met numerous celebrities in my lifetime. As a result, I see celebrities for who and what they are – people, just like you and me. I often imagine that many of them were rather awkward in grade school and hardly worthy of the praise they receive now. In fact, I’m convinced (especially after seeing some of their childhood photos) that the majority of them were the ugly ducklings, geeks and oddballs of the school who happened to become famous due to hard work, sacrifice and some talent.
Unlike the average person, early on, I realized that I could not lust after, envy or worship anyone who is just like me, regardless of their social status. Therefore, I have always held celebrities to the same standards as everyone else. I refuse to dismiss their antics just because they are rich and famous. So right here, right now, I’m calling them out on the foolishness.
END PERFORMANCES WITH THEIR ARMS CROSSED TRYING TO LOOK HARD, LIKE SO…
I laugh inside when I see this and wonder if they really think that this makes them look feirce, legit, substantial. For lack of a better description, I’ll call it the Run DMC because that’s who I associate it with. Back then, it was corny, but because it was “fresh” and new, it worked. Now, it’s just played.
If I’d shun some goon on the street because his pants sat at thigh level, there’s no way some rapper is going to get a pass.
MAKE SCARY FACES
Whether it’s over who’s the best MC or a chick, “men” arguing via social media is never sexy. Rappers today behave like little school girls running around gossiping and losing their heads over chicks (yeah I call them chicks, so). I was extra annoyed by Kanye’s attempt to flex his proverbial muscle by saying he should have had Jay drop Kris Humphries from the team (NJ Nets), and Wiz Khalifa dropped from the label because of their relationships with glorified groupie, Kim Kardashian, and groupie, Amber Rose, respectively. What happened to 99 Problems…?
PRESS or CURL THEIR HAIR/WEAR PONYTAILS
I understand the implications of this, but this is just beyond silly. Bishop Don Magic Juan hasn’t been heard from since the release of Doggystyle. Furthermore, both of us can’t be concerned about sweating our hair out.
GLORIFY STRIPPERS/STRIP CLUBS
During my research for this article (don’t go giving me the side eye), I got a glimpse into the world of strip clubs. Bragging about how much time and money (making it rain) you spend in strip clubs leaves me wondering. With all your money, why pay to be aroused by women who will do anything you or anyone else wants them to do for a buck? This is just pathetic. You shouldn’t have to pay to have a hot chick grind on you or let you touch her boobies.
UNNECESSARILY AND IRRESPONSIBLY USE THE WORD B****
I’ll admit, sometimes the word b**** is warranted. But, overusage makes me think you really have nothing of profound importance to say. Personally, I feel it should only be used for emphasis when telling jokes or stories, or to express extreme anger; never in reference to a woman you claim to love (Kanye’s “Perfect B****”), your baby’s mother, your wife, or a woman you don’t know (referring to women in general as such).
USE SUPERFLUOUS HAND SIGNALS TO REP HOODS/OTHER AFFILIATIONS
FORCE CROWD PARTICIPATION
If you have to instruct your fans to sing along, wave their hands or clap, you really aren’t wrecking it like you think you are. Church choir directors can get away with that, but church is free. Don’t have me pay to attend a concert and think you’re going to tell me what to do.