13 Reasons We Need To Protect Lil B At ALL Costs

13 Reasons We Need To Protect Lil B At ALL Costs

"'Lil B' - Lil b" - Lil B

You might know the rapper Lil B by his curses on athletes, his popular Twitter account, his recent presence on celebrity news sites’ headlines, or his iconic music videos. While people tend to dismiss the idea of rappers having any positive impact on society, Lil B displays characteristics that are often overlooked and forgotten in our society. We failed to protect him when he was jumped at Rolling Loud, but Lil B, we will protect you even MORE from now on.

1. This outfit.

Not many modern-day rappers would go onto ESPN and wear dangling earrings, a lace tunic, and blue sunhat. Lil B is the epitome of riding one’s own wave. He does only what he wants to do, and exactly what he wants to do. While many rappers and singers talk about this sense of individuality often, Lil B takes the extra step by making others uncomfortable and doing exactly what he wants.

2. He has magical powers

Speaking of ESPN, he was featured on ESPN because of the curses that he puts on specific athletes. After he tweeted in 2012 that he put a curse on Kevin Durant, Durant did not earn any championship titles; however, the year that Lil B lifted the curse, Kevin Durant’s switched to the Golden State Warriors and won the championship title. OBVIOUSLY, he earned that win directly because of Lil B. This is just one of the many examples that show that Lil B is much, much more powerful than the average person.

3. He is the KING of Twitter.

- Lil B

4. He gives great health advice.

Your favorite rapper could NEVER!

5. He is WOKE.

He went on this whole twitter/ facebook rant talking about why he supports Black Lives Matter, the NFL protests, and why he is anti-gun. He is never shy about his political views, and uses every opportunity he can to promote unity, love, and compassion. (Just waiting for him to put a curse on Trump (with love, of course))

6. He's a superhero.

Selfless, brave, and magical -- everything that we need in a hero. I'm waiting for him to star in a superhero movie.

7. He's going to stop illegal drugs.

Lil B is SINGLE HANDEDLY going to stop the usage of illegal drugs and will completely abolish the illegal drug epidemic, simply with his tweets. Just watch.

8. He promotes self-love.

New goal: love pictures of myself as much as Lil-B loves this picture of myself.

9. He follows me (and probably you) on Twitter.

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Oprah, Drake, Childish Gambino, and about 100 of my other favorite celebrities -- YOU SHOULD BE MORE LIKE LIL B. Lil B follows just about everyone on twitter who is aware of his existence and the world would just be so, so much brighter if Beyoncé had the ability to read my tweets.


Nothing gives me an immediate surge of positivity and happiness more than this music video. Everyone needs a four-minute video of Lil B in a pet store. I can't help but choke up when he starts crying at the end. Truly, this video will brighten your life.

11. He loves and respects women.

One of the main things that Lil B’s twitter is known for is his #girltime, where he retweets selfies that women post with the corresponding hashtag. While some may view this as a way to objectify women and celebrate their looks instead of appreciating their inner beauty, Lil B uses this as a way to empower women and make them feel beautiful. He doesn’t just repost a certain type of woman -- he appreciates all colors, shapes, and sizes.

12. He invented positivity and love.

Thank you, Lil B, for inventing love and happiness!

Okay, obviously he didn’t. But seriously, his tweets are him constantly spreading love to absolutely everyone. If you have a problem with that, then you have a problem with happiness.

13. He forgives even those who hurt him.

He refused to fight back due to his strong beliefs in nonviolence, and he immediately went to Twitter to say, “it’s all good I love y’all and I forgive y’all LOVE.” Needless to say, his unwavering positive and loving attitude made him only more loved by everyone –– from his fans to big rappers like Travis Scott, Big Sean, and Drake. even Lil B preaches that we should not rush to dismiss one’s entire character. We should peer deep into the souls and innocence that lies within everyone.

Although people can do bad things, that should not automatically classify them as bad people. What a peaceful icon.

Especially in our world today, going onto social media can bring a wave a negativity and hatred. Whether or not you like his music, his bright and positive persona allows us all to take a nice deep breath and take a moment to appreciate his positivity and the light of the world.

Ideally, we would devote all of our time towards participating in community service, activism, and protesting, but realistically, taking time to sit back, laugh, and enjoy a rapper’s tweets can only help us. We can all learn so much from Lil B and if you haven’t already, I definitely recommend following him on twitter and learning more about him.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale

Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting

Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Your Favorite Rapper/Abuser/Homophobe Died And I'm Indifferent

Supporting abusers, racists, and sexual predators makes you look bad.


On Monday afternoon, a video was released showing rapper Xxxtentacion shot dead in his car after shopping for motorcycles in Florida. The video and announcement of his death came swiftly to social media, followed by outcries of sadness and anger. Social media users quickly divided themselves up into fans who were devastated by the death and those indifferent to his death because of his extremely violent nature.

I'm one of the latter.

When Xxx died, he was in the middle of a lawsuit from 2016 in which he disgustingly abused his pregnant ex-girlfriend. After physically and emotionally abusing her throughout the year, he finds out she is pregnant and beats her so terribly that he sees it necessary to lock her in a bedroom and wait for her face to heal before he takes her to the hospital. While I spared the gory details, her account of the abuse is horrifying.

If abusing women isn't enough for you, Xxx also admitted to beating a man within an inch of his life while he was in juvenile detention because he "thought he was gay." He then smeared the beaten man's blood all over his hands and face as if he enjoyed the violence.

As accounts of this violence arose, Xxx's music grew and it seemed as if the violence was fueling the popularity of his music. His abusive behavior went hand in hand with his career; there was never a moment where his fans did not know the extent of his crimes.

So, to hear people say that he was "too young to die" or to "respect the dead" is ridiculous and harmful for the victims he traumatized. Death is never a good thing, but supporting someone into their grave that was violently homophobic and misogynistic shows a lack of humanity and speaks volumes about our society today.

Our society excuses an artist or influencer's crimes simply because of their talent. It puts the value of entertainment above sexual assault, abuse, racism, and homophobia. It eradicates the importance of the victims and their feelings, along with any future incidents the artist might commit.

It speaks even more to the idea of the victim in our society. Despite the trauma the victim has gone through, the perpetrator is often given the victim complex. Excuses arise to shed the perp in a better light; she was dressed promiscuously, he was an orphan with a rough childhood, he was reaching for his wallet but he may have been reaching for a gun.

We've all heard it before.

When will the victim be free to heal and seek justice without the idea that it may have been their fault?

Your favorite rapper beat two people within an inch of their lives but because he creates "bops," you're still going to support him? Your favorite singer put his hands around another singer's throat and beat her black and blue, but because it was nine years ago he should finally be given a break? Your favorite actor sexually assaults countless co-stars, belittling them and traumatizing them, but you want to separate their work from their crimes?

I didn't want Xxxtentacion to die, but I will not be mourning his death. His fans are cowards who are unwilling to stand up for victims of abuse and violence. If you feel differently, maybe you should look within before you speak out.

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