It’s been a while since Wale had a good ol’ Twitter meltdown, so maybe today’s rant by the rapper was long overdue. But how it actually started may be the interesting aspect of his latest string of tweets hurled at the “they” DJ Khaled’s always talking about.
Early Thursday, President Obama released his summer sixteen playlist and the DMV rapper’s “Love/Hate Thing” from The Gifted album managed to make the cut. There’s really no way to take that other than a compliment and it’s even better when you consider that POTUS has helped Wale make history before musically. There prior working relationship makes everything seem organic at this point.
But, Folarin always finds to take the bad before the good and he did it again. All it took was a few tweets to set him this go. “If I’m trump I’m pushing the narrative that Obama really put Wale on his playlist in an effort to undermine his administration,” user SatoriallyInc wrote. A few others piled on with similar comments critiquing President Obama’s inclusion of the MMG rapper.
But, Folarin really set his sights on SatoriallyInc, who incurred the wrath of the rapper’s Twitter fingers. Wale promised the user they’d cross paths one day and he would “gladly smack the dog shyt out u.”
At this point, he went into a soliloquy where SatoriallyInc’s name was a stand in for “they” as Wale made it clear he no longer plans to be “u whiteboys punching bag.” His words were probably delivered from a b-boy stance as he made it clear he stood in defense of hip-hop music and culture against those who come through to skim cool off whatever wave is hot at the moment.
After one user suggested he overlook the haters, Wale explained that he could no longer do that because his name was being omitted from rap’s history books by culture vultures and influencers.
Without walking a mile in his shoes, comprehending the sheer amount of negativity he or any other entertainer faces every time they open up any of their social media apps. But, if I had a presidential co-sign, what anyone else thought we be irrelevant to me because I’m clearly doing something right.