OKAYYY! Kendrick Sampson, AKA 'Lyft Bae,' Is Woke AF When It Comes To Relationships

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Kendrick Sampson attends the Audi pre-Emmy celebration at the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood on Friday, September 14, 2018.  (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Audi)

OKAYYY! Kendrick Sampson, AKA 'Lyft Bae,' Is Woke AF When It Comes To Relationships

As if he wasn't already your #MCE, now this.

Published September 18, 2018

Last week’s episode of "Insecure" had fans completely shooketh when Issa Rae's character, Issa, took things to the “next level” sexually, while stuck on the Ferris wheel with Nathan, a.k.a. LyftBae.

ICYMI: Things got so heated that real men revealed to us the craziest places they've ever had sex. 

On this week’s episode, viewers were left puzzled with the realization that LyftBae may have actually ghosted Issa. Like really, are we still ghosting over 30? No dialog? 

We all were confused.

Even Kendrick Sampson, who plays LyftBae on the hit series, took to the ‘gram to share his frustration with his character. 

Posting a shirtless flick on the ‘gram, the 30-year-old actor shared his thoughts in the caption with two questions and “an action at the end.”

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READ to the end: 2 Questions & an ACTION at the end: 1) Where the **** is Nathan?!?! #insecureHBO I love my character Nathan, but my biggest pet peeve is no communication. Drives me up the wall. Bad communication is high on my list but NO communication is at the top, right under authority abuse. SAY SOMETHIN’ 😡😡😡😡 Still... he might actually be in trouble so... or maybe he’s a scammer 🤷🏽‍♂️😬 Who knows?? 2) Men, how can we do better for our women.? We can def start with how we talk about them when they are not around. I realized on a deeper level this weekend from life and also in this last episode. 1) We can’t call them queens to their face and bitches & hos behind their backs. Even when we’re joking around... and just callin them queens ain’t cutting it. 2) We need to retrain ourselves to know that expressing vulnerability and emotion is not a weakness. We need to go out of our way to lift them up in the same way they do for us. Women of color hold up the community (that has to do heavily with white supremacy in law enforcement & in society intentionally targeting men of color, but it’s exacerbated/worsened by toxic masculinity in our community) We need to do better in our music/media and most of all in our conversations when women aren’t around... Let’s talk about it in the comments. I’m gonna do a live around it later this week. But for now... let challenge ourselves to be better in this area every day, let’s start TODAY with every man (everyone but particularly men) who reads this calling their senator to demand an end to this nomination to Supreme Court #StopKavanaugh 👊🏽✊🏽🔥

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“1) Where the **** is Nathan?!?!” he questioned before adding, “I love my character Nathan, but my biggest pet peeve is no communication. Drives me up the wall. Bad communication is high on my list but NO communication is at the top, right under authority abuse. SAY SOMETHIN’. Still... he might actually be in trouble so... or maybe he’s a scammer. Who knows??”

Ah, good point. 

He then went on to ask his second question: “2) Men, how can we do better for our women?”

In an attempt to change the dynamics between Black women and men, he suggested, “we can def start with how we talk about them when they are not around.”

A true statement. 

He then added, “I realized on a deeper level this weekend from life and also in this last episode.”

His suggestions? Read them below:

“1) We can’t call them queens to their face and b*tches & hos behind their backs. Even when we’re joking around... and just callin them queens ain’t cutting it.”

“2) We need to retrain ourselves to know that expressing vulnerability and emotion is not a weakness. We need to go out of our way to lift them up in the same way they do for us. Women of color hold up the community (that has to do heavily with white supremacy in law enforcement & in society intentionally targeting men of color, but it’s exacerbated/worsened by toxic masculinity in our community). We need to do better in our music/media and most of all in our conversations when women aren’t around...”

Calling for a conversation, Kendrick also promised to do a continue the dialog with a live later this week. 

We’ll def be watching. 

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#Vote People over Profit

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For now, Kendrick wants men and women to, “challenge ourselves to be better in this area every day, let’s start TODAY with every man (everyone but particularly men) who reads this calling their senator to demand an end to this nomination to Supreme Court #StopKavanaugh."

Yes, to being extra woke about relationships and super fine. Def a #MCE.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Audi)

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