Good evening and welcome to a late edition of Midweek Thoughts. Let’s get this post on the road!
1. BET Hip Hop Awards: Last night, BET aired it’s annual Hip Hop Awards which was taped in Miami a few weeks ago. The highlight of the show was seeing my Lord and Savior, Cardi B rack up awards and stunt ignorantly in fur coat. The Cyphers were a bit underwhelming but the talk of them was the solo Eminem cypher where he went at the Tangerine Tyrant. People within the mainstream media and entertainment was praising Marshall for his rhymes. Then of course, you had those that wanted to point out the problematic rhymes that he’s said in the past. It’s not denying that and if you look at your favorite music artist, they aren’t any angels in that industry. And it’s not like he’s the first rapper to take aim at Toupee Fiasco.
2. NFL Still On Their Bullshit: According to media sources, the NFL is considering making a change to impose penalties on players/teams that don’t stand for the national anthem. According to their game operations manual:
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
Right now, it states that they ‘may’ do so. So take that with a grain of salt. Unless you’re Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who is threatening to bench any of his players that don’t stand for the national anthem. This is some bullshit.
3. Rap Quote:
“You know what this type of shit can do to a nigga mind
My mind on my money, money on my mind
If you owe me ten dollars you ain’t giving me nine
Y’all ain’t give me forty acres and a mule
So I got my Glock 40 now I’m cool
And if Al Sharpton is speaking for me
Somebody give him the word and tell him I don’t approve” – Jay-Z from “Say Hello“
4. Cancellations: So Starz decided to pull the plug on Survivor’s Remorse. Can’t say that I was surprised as the cast was trying to get more eyes on the season. I mean they dropped in the summer where you still had Game of Thrones, Power and Insecure running strong. Oh yeah, BET’s saying goodbye to Being Mary Jane.
5. Autumn Weather: Where are you located? Folks looking to wear those hoodies to keep warm.