dice game

A drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama watching Martin Luther King and Malcolm X playing a dice game is raising a ruckus on social media. The drawing shows former President Obama and the late civil rights leaders holding wads of cash while watching former NBA player Allen Iverson roll the dice.

The image was posted on Instagram.com by Justin Richburg on Thursday.

Other notables seen in the image included Tupac Shakur, Mike Tyson, Kevin Hart, Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, and the Black Panther.

As social media users expressed their praise or disappointment, one Twitter user pointed out the reference image is the Migos playing dice between two tour buses.

“Truly incredible that they were able to make that from this,” @trevorbnj tweeted.

 

Dice game?? #blackhistorymonth #justinrichburgmadeit Link in bio for print

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  • angrysolo

    what’s worse, sis, this caricature or the reality of a real life carticature playing real dice in the white house?

  • millz

    Who’s the light skinned chic by Denzel?

  • Shawty

    Why all the henny bottles under Obama?
    I think Justin Richburg is talented. Those images DO look like those he were trying to portray.
    Now the dice game…no comment.
    Where Jesse and Al? Guess they didn’t get paid this week.

  • Shawty

    Halle Berry in BAPS…lol

  • cpatterson_22

    Rihanna, look at the hand tat

  • Phillybruh

    I’ve seen worse.

  • SpillyNillie

    Ri Ri

  • hi-liter

    I mean, it’s Art….Its a dope picture….we all know it’s MOSTLY fantasy, especially when it comes to MLK, the Obamas, Oprah, and maybe one or two others in the drawing.

  • SpillyNillie

    Fantasy art…I like…

  • Rayne

    It ain’t worsen than that MLK thing that they do down south. With him on the flyer, a bandana on his head while a chick twerking on him naked.

  • hi-liter

    Better than that artist that painted Obama and a few other famous men in between a woman’s legs eating poosay….

  • Shawty

    Wow…really! Never seen it

  • Shawty

    That could be so

  • Applebootay

    LOVE IT! That’s what Art is suppose do! SUPPORT BLACK ART!! I fully endorse this ART.

  • You Could Never

    Folks mad over a pic of imperfect folks doing fictional wordly chit.

    Martin Luther King –ran women. Some white ones too.
    Malcolm X –A former pimp. Allegedly Sucked some dick.Maybe more… we dont know.
    Allen Iverson –threw Tawana out in the night time Philadelphia snow…naked as a jay-bird
    Tupac Shakur- Glorified the same fukkin gangs some of yall on Cardi ass for….but it was okay when he did it. Fukk folks.
    Mike Tyson-Don’t get me started.
    Kevin Hart-I aint got the time.
    Denzel Washington-Him neither.
    Will Smith-his bf about to be living in him and Jada pool house like Johnny Gill, Eddie and Nicole (then after her, Tracy Edmonds, Scary Spice, and…IDR her name. Coffee Loving Cave Demon)
    Oprah Winfrey-smoked CRYKE

    IDK what Barack and Michelle are guilty of but I’m sure something.

  • Tasteless

    People like this but had a problem with the Obama portraits at the Smithsonian?. This is classless, tasteless, tacky, trashy and disgraceful.

  • kekeb

    This shit is extremely disrespectful

  • JRock

    I like it. It’s art!

    Is that short ass Kevin Hart drinking a cup of lean? LMAO.

  • klwbaby

    I remember that. I believe it was a flyer for a strip club.

  • Junkanoo

    The cool thing about art is it’s open to personal perspective ,l like it ,l don’t find it offensive

  • ?Royalty?

    I don’t get it. ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuuut???? I’ve never seen that one…

  • ?Royalty?

    ????

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuut???

  • ?Royalty?

    ???

  • Quitedeliteful

    I’m trying to keep an open mind for art’s sake. At first I was like, Hell NO! But these are ordinary people who did extraordinary things. They prolly would have enjoyed a good game of spades or dice… Still….

  • ShelbyMoore

    More fiyah!! #Savagery Yea, you may look up to that person, but that person had a lot going on. I be side eyeing MLK a lot.

  • sunni_daze

    Its tacky and disrespectful. And it was created by a black dude, he’s a fuckboi

  • datjerk

    This is what I get from the pic….though these are extrodinary ppl, they are still ni**ERs.

  • JRock

    Art is interpretive and introspective that’s why I don’t take offense to it. But why is Michelle up there looking like, babe, don’t spend no mo money, you’ve lost enough. And Barack is like, I’m getting my damn money back that I lost.

  • hottlanta

    Michelle as a ride or die chick in pearls.

  • Junkanoo

    I can’t imagine Michelle hanging all over Obama like a love sick puppy she seems too independent minded for that kind of behavior

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Art is open to interpretation. I like it lol. Im mad that Kevin Hart face is spot on….

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Why did he throw T’Challa in this

  • MsPam

    Would Obama like it?! He would probably say where’s all my white friends I grew up with?! I’m just playing before someone blood pressure goes up! ????. I gotta go to work! Happy Friday!

  • Ryan

    This is the work of one solitary dumb4ss. Last thing we should do is go to his page and give him more attention.

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Thats the vibe I got too. Looked like a lot of it was 90’s Inspired

  • Kayke

    Nothing for Rihanna?

  • Kayke

    Meh. Not that great of a piece anyway.

  • goat

    What’s so wrong about shooting dice? People bet money on games they play everyday.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yea it’s in bad taste.

  • ?? LANCA ??

    Dummy

  • ?? LANCA ??

    Aren’t artists supposed to create art that stirs people up and moves society to question things? How is he a fuckboi for doing what artists do? You’re just a moron.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Why Pres. Obama gotta be smoking? Is that a blunt?

  • Rayne

    You haven’t seen that flier? Lemme see if I can find it. It’s too much ??

  • Rayne

    Yes! That’s it!

  • Rayne

    That’s a Newport 100 lmao

  • Ren

    Your avi got me screaming…… in tears…bwahahalol.?

  • fasho

    This makes sense, I was confused when I first saw it as well.

  • Gloria

    I peep Tupac and T’Challa in the back. I like it. Art is provocative, after all.

  • Tena

    Disgusting!

  • Gamer?? Chick

    True ignorance!!!!!!

  • i troll it like i see it

    If I didn’t know better I would have assumed a racist white supremacist would have painted this.

  • free

    Say what????

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    NO but they probably compensated him for it.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Ok this made me laugh. We get it nobody’s perfect but damn.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Man there’s a lot going on in there. What’s up with the Madea movies in the bucket and where the 40ozs at? :-)

  • Meme

    Rihanna though she was Nicole Murphy
    Denzel thought he was Idris Elba ?

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    There’s videos online of Obama smoking. Nothing new there. But the rest. Smdh

  • You Could Never

    That’s supposed to be my Robyn?

    Reportedly Has herpes.

    There.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    But nothing is wrong with converting the dogs playing poker and replacing them with actual people? A dice game is the same as poker. Always making something out of nothing.

  • You Could Never

    I’m sideline mad I wasn’t invited to this fictional shindig. Look at all that fictional brown likka on ground. Unopened!

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yes i don’t think this was done with the best of intentions I mean how could it be? Black leaders in stereotypical ghetto roles and no I’m not talking about Iverson or Kevin Hart, I don’t expect anything honorable out of them but why the Obamas and MLK, with Oprah? It couldn’t have been done with good intentions. It seems like he is trying to show that no matter how far you come in life you are still just low class n*ggers shooting dice and smoking blunts and hanging on corners. I’m assuming that was his intention. I don’t like his “art.”

  • Guess

    Black Americans wow how distasteful. Shows the painters thoughts or environment.

  • Vonn

    Trash.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I’m not gonna lie: I did chuckle while saying “wtf is this?”
    ??????????

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Just curious. Is what you find distasteful the depiction of some well known and respected blacks doing things that admittedly folks in the black community do every day, or do you find the very acts displayed distasteful?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Which is why I don’t feel THAT bad that I chuckled?????

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Borderline looking like a good time, you say? ?

    Have a rockin weekend ?

  • Meme

    RIP Eddie Amoo from the band ‘The real thing ‘(sang hits like you to me are everything)

  • blue skies

    SMH

  • imright

    Twitter is the most disrespectful app ??? why do ppl go there looking for chill ???

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Art is art. There was a discussion about what is art on The View and somebody said that Picasso drew some incomprehensible paintings. I don’t see anything wrong with this. Black people need to get over it.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Art is art. I accept all art. It’s open to one’s interpretation. Don’t like it, don’t buy it.

  • Monique B

    My art is Jews burning in the oven.

  • puppylove

    Offended Lebron’s jersey is on the floor. Why T’Challa leanin in the back with Pac?

  • Dahl

    Why drag A.I. into this foolishness? And is that Superhead sprinkling crack onto Kevin Hart…?

  • Guest

    Dead absolutely dead.

  • Guest

    Hell naw, lol.

  • Mystique

    Well damn ?!

  • Billie

    What black community are you referring to?? I don’t shoot dice, gamble, or drugs everyday. Stop being stereotypical. Art is about expression and sending a message. What message does this send? Some of these people didn’t become great doing these things and some of these people aren’t great anymore because some of the very things portrayed in the picture.

  • Ghost

    TOTALLY AGREE!

  • Missy

    Cool pic…not offensive to me. We have a blast whn we gt together & gamble. Oan yt folks gamble too…if not more. FOH complaining abt EVERYTHING.

  • You Could Never

    Acting like these folks cant be depicted shooting dice. Chile!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I like it. Whoever drew it, is very talented.

  • Kayke

    Lol!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Call me cray but what this says to me is, it doesn’t matter who the person is, they’re just like everyone else… they drink, smoke and make bets. Having fun as they see fit. Not that serious.

  • Solstice
  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Nah

  • xenaD

    I think Rihanna… I scrolled back up and noticed the hand tattoos

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Did you actually read what I wrote? Exactly were did I say ALL people in the black community do the things depicted in the artwork? If you don’t personally do those things, great! However, only a quick review of of various aspects of Black culture — esp. Rap and Hip Hop — would suggest that such acts are not only tolerated within certain segments of our community, but also celebrated. To suggest otherwise is to deny reality. And yes, some people do become successful doing the very things depicted in this piece. One need only look to the very inspiration for this satirical artwork, the very popular and highly successful Migos.

  • tintin

    Black people are just fun in general at first i said WTH but then looking at it we just get together and enjoy each other in this way so it’s all right

  • A D N

    Disgusted with this very image.

  • Allihave2say

    Perhaps it also shows somethings to think about. Obama admittedly smoked weed and cigarettes, as well as hanging out with a former drug dealer. MLK was known to rip the streets with women for sex. There’s more to the stories in this picture than meets the eye.

  • angrysolo

    get owt ma face

  • Trey

    Tacky and distaceful….

  • Janau Freeman

    A motherf**king shame

  • BloodBlood

    Is that Kevin Hart to?

  • PynkCloudz

    Why they got will smith in fresh prince of bel air wardrobe?

  • PynkCloudz

    And is Rhianna doing coke on Kevin harts head?

  • Cannelle

    My opinion: It is ugly and stupid. Next.

  • Olivia Nope

    Now perhaps I’m being overly optimistic in my view, or possibly reading this depiction in an entirely wrong way (though interpretation of art can neither be right nor wrong really I suppose)…while I can see a whole heap (country ass unit of measurement, bear with me) of offensive things here, I wonder if this depiction is simply showing us who these people COULD have been (and in some cases were, prior to getting their lives all he way together, if anyone has read Malcolm X’s autobio, you know where I’m headed…but not just him…there are others as well…)…but perhaps, the artist is simply trying to show us that, there could have been many courses that these same game changers could have taken that are in direct juxtaposition to how we largely view them today…#justathought

  • Cici

    No, just…no! If a white person had painted this a lot of y’all would be upset.

  • tina

    This is some bullshit! If you are not offended then maybe this is your lifestyle or how you view yourself and your people but I am offended that images of our leaders are depicted as common thugs, street characters, buffoons, and overall i(n the eyes of some who are watching and hate us) n**** images. This is what they want to see us as and you give it them! Shameful, disgusting, really! Expect more, do more, be more!!!

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Dude will sellout everybody for his 15 minutes…

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Isn’t art support an emotion? The emotion I get from this is that nigg@z ain’t shyt. Even our heros. Sad.

  • Lady_Elle

    Interesting thoughts!

    None the less… disrespectful. I guess the artist was thinking the attention is worth it!

    If potential buyers REFUSE to support the artist… it would be telling!

  • Hmmm~?

    I thought that was Stevie and Joseline….

  • Youngblood

    This piece of art is so dope .

  • davine puddin

    So former President Obama never smoked cigarettes? Tupac didnt have his pants sag? Maybe the artist is trying to show this is what we look up to. You didnt see Condoleezza Rice or Powell in this? These are who most blacks look up to….wow i see a shot gun. This is so many layers.no black people cry fowl when all those ghetto drug hood books come out.

  • Carolina Bandit

    That pic is like 20 fire emojis!!

  • davine puddin

    Look at the movies in the trash.. look at cross color jersey hidden

  • Olivia Nope

    sadly, we do live in a day and age where people will go for controversy for no other good reason other than wanting the attention…

  • shun king

    yes alot of black people like ghetto grimy low class things..i hear alot of black guys talk like they are proud to have been in jail

  • mona q

    Ok.
    1. Who’s the bald guy up there peeking in?
    2 Why is Michelle Obama dreamily looking at Martin ?
    3. What is Rihanna doing?
    4. The dots above Kevin’s head indicate drunkenness.

  • JENNYJONES1

    PREACH!!!!!!……..JENNY JONES!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I need to know more about the artist to determine what message he is trying to convey with this piece of art.

  • understandingoverignorance

    He is real talented I just believe he took a satorical misstep in drawing something like this.

  • MythCalledLove

    But if PeeWee that sells incense and oil rolls up in the beauty salon when your under the dryer and you buy 3 it’s o.k. When you buy the pic of MLK, Malcom, and Obama sitting on a wad of cash it’s fine. I’m don’t know what was in his heart but it starts to grind my nerves when we let black folks have a free pass regardless of what it is. We the most finger pointing hollering racism every chance we get folks. If you cry racism all the time it gets old. We know racism exist but the same people on social media commenting don’t do a damn thing in the black community or show up when it’s really necessary. Everyday we encounter racism some we see and some that’s hidden. If we cry about it all the time it loses its power. If you dont agree I respect your opinion. So respect mine and save the name calling.

  • hottlanta

    If we don’t call out racism all the times that it happens it gains power. If folks never get tired of being racist I will never get tired of calling out their racism. If someone had gotten tired and old from calling out racism you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the quality of life you have now. Now you are living comfortably the life you want on the back of someone else calling out racism and now you don’t wanna hear it no more. BYE and notice how the gun issue in Florida is America’s problem and Chicago gun issue is Chicago’s problem. Folks constantly blame Obama and Oprah for the crime because they are from Chicago and not asking the American government for help. Look at your map and see that Florida and Chicago are part of the U.S. I just won’t say/cry racism because it get’s old.

  • sweetae99

    Thank you!!! I can look at this photo, laugh, and move on with my life. They want to stir us up with these race baiting stories and black people fall for it every time. Practice more self responsibility and educate thyself.

  • Yetunde

    I don’t like the picture. That is all.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    MLK doe…

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    NO.

  • Ridingfinest

    This is so disrespectful…

  • BeUtFullSoul

    DISRESPECTFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shay2shaymd

    Tasteless

  • EMILY POST

    Tacky and disrespectful which a lot of art is these days coming from certain segments of the population

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    the entire disrespect.

  • Banka

    Actually this pic probably depict A.I. the best, but that is still my guy..

  • Banka

    Black Panther power I guess .!!!

  • Banka

    I would like to hear the artist take on this, I am sure he/she could shed some light on this.

  • ShWa

    Very disrespectful, don’t like it.

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    100% agree!! Who is this ignorant person anyways!!??

  • Trace da Ace

    DA FUK!!! This is sooo disrespectful on so many levels……I’m gonna need some explanation as to why he thought this was good….

  • sunni_daze

    Your mother is a moron. He’s a fuckboi beacuse instead of making a postive piece he made this dog sh!t, using the image of great leaders. Now fuck off

  • itsjismemelly

    this is jis plain out and out DISRESPECTFUL!!!! MAKES MY STOMACH TURN

  • MocaPretty

    very tacky and distasteful that is NOT ART