2 Chainz Predicts Nike's Colin Kaepernick Ad Will "Start A Race War & A Purge"

With the reveal Colin Kaepernick’s new “Just Do It” campaign with Nike, a mixed reaction was bound to ensue. Disregarding those who do not have an opinion on the matter, you’re either ecstatic about the news or livid. After the initial glee Kaep’s supporters had slightly worn f, videos started to appear showing men and women burning their Nike gear, no longer willing to support the company after the ad was released. While the frustration is understandable, the extremes that people are willing to take in situations like these are scary. With Donald Trump choosing to attack the brand over the new campaign, 2 Chainz believes that we’re in for some terrifying times in the future because this.

The Atlanta rapper spoke to his fans on social media, noting that it was extremely brave Nike to release the video but that the repercussions are bound to be on the horizon. “I’m going to make this prediction,” started Tity Boi, continuing, “although what Nike did was brave, it’s gonna start a race war and a purge. It’s gonna happen.” Chainz explains that his mindset in thinking so is because people will stop policing events over political differences on where Nike stands. He believes that there will be events with no police presence and, in his words, “Shit gon’ go down and people ain’t gon’ come see about you.” He ends the train thought by exclaiming that he hopes he’s wrong and for the sake the country, we do too.

Where do you stand on Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad and do you think 2 Chainz has a point here?

Afropunk Gives Festival-Goers The Boot Over Politically-Charged T-Shirts

Three individuals who attended the Afropunk festival in Brooklyn were booted from the VIP section for wearing sloganed t-shirts bringing to question the event’s corporate turn. 32-year-old Ericka Hart, her partner Ebony Donnley, and friend Lorelei Black were removed from the VIP section due to the following message enscribed on Donnley’s shirt:  “Afropunk sold out for white consumption.”

Hart, a prominent the Afropunk community from its inception, tweeted about the messy affair in a series short form posts. After accounting for details in the exchange with event security, Hart launched into a discussion over the festival’s transformation since becoming a for-prit event. Hart labelled the incident in question as an example how “black people are policed” on private property.

Hart speaking on behalf her partner (due to her platform) believes in a right to protest with a dissident voice. “(Its) an experience many Black and POC long time participants have been feeling,” she told The Fader. “If Afropunk is for Black people, about resistance and really standing by their hashtag #speaktruthtopower, why would this T-shirt be an issue? How is it “power to the people” and also “his house?””

The Afropunk festival which was once held on a voluntary basis on a small patch land in Brooklyn, has now expanded to become a full-blown arts and culture festival, as far reaching as Paris, London and South Africa.