Wale was recently the target of an Instagram commenter, who came out of left field and leveled some random criticism at the D.C. artist.
After the MMG rapper made some lightweight news by smacking food out of someone’s hand, the commenter went full blast.
“Your the reason why people look at black men as a threat! Smacking something out of someone’s hand? Are you a child?” she wrote. “You better be glad that wasnt me or I would’ve said you hit my wrist and had you in court tied of in legislation for a year. Grow up a little boy just cause someone says something you don’t like can pound your wrist and react.”
*Confused face emoji* so, on top of calling him a “boy” and blaming him for the false perception of the angry/violent Black man, what was the point of this? Anyway, Wale decided to bite and respond, pretty much putting things to a close.
“Ur a pretentious Upitty snob," he wrote. "U have no right to speak on my people in that way. I lost my cool there are SERIOUS racial issues in YALL country. Throwin in my face and the proceeding to blow smoke in my face almost to punctuate the lack of empathy is completely ignored by you, just because of your disdain for my people your willing to ignore her wrong and bend the truth a bit… Go back to your kale smoothie hot yoga class and boyfriend that cheats on you because your a trash human being with a screwed up POV.”
The Instagram user would later reply to someone who called her out for her views. It just got more racist. You can see the full back-and-forth below (captured by The Shaderoom).
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