Last night I, like many of you watched in both horror & delight as R&B singer Miguel attempted & failed to complete a long jump over a packed mosh pit during the Billboard Music Awards. In case you missed it, watch this clip:
Notice as the girl on the right with the brown hair disappears into nothingness after her glasses are kicked clean off her face.
Within minutes, memes were created:
Then late last night Miguel tweeted:
The problem I have with Miguel blaming rock & roll for this failed summer Olympic track & field event is that Miguel is NOT a rocker. He’s an R&B singer. Rock & roll isn’t something that you can put on & take off like a costume whenever it’s convenient for you. You can’t be an R&B singer today and a rocker tomorrow and an astronaut on Thursday and a dentist on Saturday and a pediatrician next Tuesday. I feel like he took Barbie literally when she said “We girls can do anything.” You don’t see Keith Richards wearing a cowboy hat. You won’t see Steven Tyler hitting his Dougie. Dave Navarro isn’t walking around dressed like a mariachi. You know why? Cuz they’re rockers from the moment they wake up in the morning until they go to sleep at night. They don’t just decide one morning to be a country singer or a rapper. Navarro doesn’t grito on stage. Come on! Maybe Miguel saw some old footage of some rocker jumping over a crowd & that plus the fact that he was in Vegas inspired him to pay homage to Evel Knievel. I’m also pretty sure that whoever he saw doing this was on A LOT of drugs. At any rate, Miguel…hun. Your “Rock & Roll Stunt Queen Barbie” days are over. Please stick to keeping your feet on the ground. Have a seat & sing us a tune. I hear Boyz II Men has an extra stool that’s not being used.
When I’m at a restaurant & I see my food coming…
Rocket Dog going crazy as usual and clappin’ his hands
Rocket Dog premieres May 2nd on Cartoon Hangover
Black privilege is not having non-black people know what you’re thinking.
People of color (especially ones who have found success and reached higher levels of socio-economic status) have evolved into social chameleons. They play “the role” better than any other minority group. People at the office have no idea that you spend your weekends cursing like a sailor, etc.