Barack Obama

The Internet reacted with strong emotions to former President Barack Obama telling Black boys to stop giving their time and energy to girls who disrespect themselves by twerking.

But not everyone was pleased with Mr. Obama's advice.

Mr. Obama made the statement during an appearance at an event in Oakland, CA with NBA star Steph Curry on Tuesday.

Uplifting the happily-married Curry as an example of a man with self-confidence, Obama told the boys in the audience to avoid women who twerk and don't chase material wealth.

"We live in a culture where our worth is measured by how much money we have and how famous we are,” the multi-millionaire told the audience. "I will tell you, at the end of the day, the thing that will give you confidence is not that. I know a lot of rich people that are all messed up.”

He continued: "If you are really confident about your financial situation, you're probably not going to be wearing an eight-pound chain around your neck. If you're very confident about your sexuality, you don't have to have eight women around you twerking."

Twerking is an over-sexualized form of dancing that is hugely popular in the urban hip-hop community. The dance involves sexually suggestive gyrations and thrusting of the groin and buttocks areas.

Obama was praised for giving the boys a frank discussion about self-confidence and respecting women. But not everyone was accepting of the former President's words of wisdom.

One Twitter user compared Obama to Bill Cosby, who famously told Black men to "pull your pants up".

"This does strike me as a Cosby-esque jab at poor Black men w/ aspirations of attaining wealth," tweeted filmmaker and activist Bree Newsome.

Margaret Kimberly (@freedomrideblog) tweeted: "This is exactly what it sounds like to me. And infuriating since he largely failed to improve the economic conditions of the black men he's referring to conditions which he largely avoided in his life."
 

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  • SpiceGirl

    Heyyyyyy Barack...Miss ya! That's all I have on this

  • MsJC

    Its not like he was lying! I told my son to stay away from the twerking heffas too! Any woman with extra time needs to educate herself or be making money using her mind, not shaking her bare ass for some quick cash! I see nothing wrong with Obama's comment..

  • Dick Steel

    Likes he knows anything about women!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Excuse me why I laugh like hell! Thanks for cheering me up this Jussie Smollett case got every one in a tizzy

  • Pitty Patty

    Where's the lie?

  • http://educate-empower.org Educate2Empower Inc.

    What's the problem with what he said?! You don't need 8 women twerking around you to prove your sexuality! And there are plenty of people with money who don't have an 8-pound chain around their neck! Here is the video of what he said: https://www.newsweek.com/barack-obama-sexuality-women-twerking-stephen-curry-golden-state-warriors-nba-1336630

  • NewNew

    Was just about to type this. People get mad about the stupidest ish. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/023bbcf3c52d0a76078ed54dd513e9b06402b03a09ae430887689f018d7acf65.gif

  • AmericanDream

    Obama is a hypocrite and full of contradiction . Are those women forced to twerk ? How can he be a supporter of abortion ( a woman can do what she wants her body ) and turn around and criticize what these women do with their bodies ( tweeting ) .Be consistent bro! You can be confident with your manhood and if women want to twerk around you so what ?

    He needs to worry about his daughter who at 20 looks much older than her years , yeah I’m goig there . Of all the things society or this country is dealing with, twerking should be the least of anybody’s worries . Mind your business Barack

  • sunni_daze

    So the hoes and trap rappers are mad he called them out. He's not telling them anything a parent with common sense would tell their child. I know, I bet not catch my daughters twerking or hoe dancing. And I don't want them dating men with a bunch of gold chains and 50 baby mommas. People just hate the truth.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    no lie detected, imagine if the time spent twerkin was spent readin... shyt imagine where we wood b as a ppl

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    I seen the clip and President O was right! Of course society is going to criticize him. His words have power and they need these young black men & women like the Migos and Cardi B to still bring in money for master! lol ...No self respecting woman will be twerking in public anyways. Do that in the privacy of your own home! ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "If you are really confident about your financial situation, you're probably not going to be wearing an eight-pound chain around your neck. If you're very confident about your sexuality, you don't have to have eight women around you twerking."
    ______________________________

    seems he's just advising them to aspire to something more substantive... who is mad about this???? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de20c77490df783a46483544407e452869e5313625dcf57d56008fe1f966b8a6.png

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    If you are CONFIDENT, you dont need all the Phuckery???

  • WinterIsComing

    ? WHERE IS THE LIE THOUGH? Hit b!tches, I mean dogs, will holler.

  • Prince Zuko

    I don't find anything wrong with what he said. I think it was said in the best way possible but still of course America wants to get mad at a black man for trying to uplift his people this is the main reason why being black is an embarrassment. We got R.kelly kidnapping lil girls bill cosby drugging women and Jamal lying, lying about being jumped by two white men smdh. I'm very proud of what black people has accomplished over the years I'm just embarrassed by black people actions and the way some of us think with the slave mentally

  • Hazel

    He didn't say to avoid women who twerk! That is a grossly inaccurate inference! He was merely conflating manly insecurities with their need to flaunt their ability to attract the OVERT sexuality that twerking represents.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??Prince

  • Navybeans95

    ?...what about his bestie Beyonce??

  • WinterIsComing

    You missed the whole point huh? The comments were directed towards the men. Maybe if you spent less time twerking and more time reading, you’d have better comprehension skills.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Well he spoke facts...why do we get so upset when someone speaks the truth about our hood behavior. There are videoes with toddlers in pull ups and pampers twerking...but not potty trained..

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "If you are really confident about your financial situation, you're probably not going to be wearing an eight-pound chain around your neck. If you're very confident about your sexuality, you don't have to have eight women around you twerking."
    -----------
    Nothing wrong with what he said. Anybody who would be mad at him for saying this needs to seriously examine themselves.

  • Let them eat cake

    lol

  • WinterIsComing

    Say it louder for the folks with limited comprehension skills.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    She is just one woman... He was referring to more than one woman twerking ?? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a0a0cd2c8155c78fdc7cf2a7ec9aeab7ba7ebc2b506d8e6c9af282a0c04642c.gif

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    exception to the rule i gess, if you can monetize it. get it shawty.

  • Keekz

    I concur, as we have given our sons the same directive.

  • Yui

    She’s a role model, remember?

  • Navybeans95

    Lol...oh OK??

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    We claim we have no black leaders, but when the few lead with sound advice there is criticism. I'm sorry, most mothers don't think a girl twerking up and down a pole is wife or mother material. He's right, most black entertainers get money and go straight to the jeweler and throw away his money, only to need to pawn those same jewels years down the line when their career is washed up. And as far as Bill is concerned outside of drugging people, I agree, 'pull your pants up.' We all know that sagging pants came from the jail system to let inmates know that you were ready for some back door action.

  • WinterIsComing

    !!!

  • Navybeans95

    Oh I forgot...my bad?

  • Coy little wink

    She twerks for her hubby ?

  • WinterIsComing

    What does Beyonce have to do with his statement?

  • Notatall

    LOL!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Because a hit dog will holler???

  • onelove

    truth!

  • MsPam

    Nothing is wrong with what he said, is going to tell Beyoncé not to twerk?! Tell Jay stop bragging about his wealth?!

  • iWasteTime

    No lies told.
    Those "outraged" need to channel their "outrage" to something else.
    If those young men are confident in themselves they don't need any of the celebrity trappings.

  • DaughterOfaQueen
  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    totally agree. dam we as a whole don’t WANT a black leader smh, everybody wants to be the chief

  • Trace da Ace

    Well he told no lies....and I think he was referencing being in a strip club or night club atmosphere with multiple woman around you twerking and doing something strange for change....that is what I got, but I could be wrong (insert Kanye shrug).....but again...he told no lies.....I school my boys about it the same way....you go to strip clubs, night clubs searching for women....all you will get is loosey goosey slut buckets...looking for a come up....hey....truth hurts...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He probably don’t really like their tacky a$$es IR he knows the stuff they do and talk about for the masses is not the real deal....

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    can not a toddler also be taught to curse?

  • WinterIsComing

    First, He didn’t tell women to stop twerking. Second, Jay can continue to brag. If you’ve ever bothered to listen to his newset album you’d know he’s trying to put black folks on to acquire assets that will appreciate in value.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Not a damn thing!

  • Decked Out

    Bullshyt Information. He did not say ANYTHING wrong.
    Young Men - Pay ATTENTION.

  • Trey

    BEST ADVICE

  • Bonita

    In essence, all he's saying is that when you're truly confident in yourself, you don't have to prove anything to anyone. He told no lies. Only those who lack comprehension skills are taking this out of context.

  • iWasteTime

    He didn't tell any woman to stop twerking why would he specifically tell her?
    As he "brags" on his wealth, he drops jewels for the rest of us. How to come from selling drugs to your mother to owning and supporting your own.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • WinterIsComing

    Lolol

  • Navybeans95
  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    OT: Sandy did u see they announced the 6th return date for wendy (via Instagram) for March 4th... in the statement she thanks her staff “for tirelessly holding it down” for her ? the same staff that she hasn’t been in contact with. hmmm

  • Topic Influencer

    I love President Obama. And I am probably going to get dragged here for this. BUT THEN AGAINE...we always know that never stops me.

    It starts at home Pres. I KNOW this is not a very popular opine. But oh well.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3718551/Malia-Obama-twerks-grinds-friends-letting-loose-Lollapalooza-weekend.html

  • AmericanDream

    My point stands and I’m not a woman . Ain’t no way 8 women are twerking around a man unless they want to . You shouldn’t be questioning anybody’s comprehension skills at all . What’s the man to do ? Turn them down to prove his masculinity ? Ok

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    i luhh u for this

  • WinterIsComing

    I’m still lost.

  • Trey

    Nothing...Navybeans95 has the attention span of a doorknob so that statement he made might as well been Chinese Algebra to he/she/it

  • WinterIsComing

    ??????

  • Navybeans95

    Yup...and the whole wide world...lol

  • NewNew

    Yeah, you sound like a hater.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    If y’all really want ya feelings hurt go look up Pill cosby’s poundcake speech ?

  • Navybeans95

    Well...i can't save ya boo...

  • WinterIsComing

    Man or woman you lack comprehension skills.

  • ALLMINE?

    Most "FATHERS" would say this..

  • MsSapphire9800

    she can't twerk anyway...because it is not a robotic dance and twerkig require you to use all parts of the body at once.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • Hazel

    He was NOT condemning women for twerking! In fact, I like the video of Malia twerking. It shows she is a normal teen. She isn't flaunting it; she isn't in a commercial video; she is just having fun with friends

  • WinterIsComing

    You’re right. I don’t understand Morons. I gave it my best shot.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Topic Influencer

    He shouldnt have mentioned it period. Why was twerking even a PART of the convo?

    "If you are really confident about your financial situation, you're probably not going to be wearing an eight-pound chain around your neck. If you're very confident about your sexuality, you don't have to have eight women around you twerking."

  • Julia Lyons

    Didn't Malia twerk at Lalapalooza??????

  • WinterIsComing

    Lololololol

  • Ms..N

    Lord Lmao!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • MsSapphire9800

    Sign off now...the whole office looked at me when I busted out laughing....

  • Navybeans95

    Is this Solange???lol...??

  • NewNew

    Um, Malia is a college student, at Harvard no less. She appears to be on spring break enjoying herself like any college student or young person. She doesn't twerk for a living. I think this is a false equivalency.

  • WinterIsComing

    Folks do say we look alike, but no. Just a woman that knows how to read.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this your final answer? ROFL!

  • MsSapphire9800

    NO...she has no soul.

  • Fire & Ice

    LMAO

  • SunRiseBlossom

    What about her?! Hell if the shoe fit... WEAR IT, but he was not speaking to a specific person, so please don't set unnecessary limits to his speech!

  • Rayne

    ???? I’m raising a boy. myself and my husband will have no parts of the twerking industry in our home.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I’m not even a mom and find it degrading.

  • Coy little wink

    He didn't condemn twerking...he condemned men using women to promote their sexuality/masculinity

    He told NO LIES

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • WinterIsComing

    Lololol The End.

  • Navybeans95

    My bad..I got raid ready for y'all extremely sensitive fans...I don't understand y'all...lol...too funny??

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I feel a lot of women put out bad images and it affects other women.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Absolutely none

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lmbao

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Why do we the black community beat upon our leaders.

  • Navybeans95

    My bad I just don't understand y'all extremely sensitive fans....I say what I want about all these people...don't care...

  • bella28498 .

    He said nothing wrong but he need to be even handed with the criticism.... boys need to stay away from trannies as well.

  • NewNew
  • Rayne

    I’m laughing ? but that looks disgusting. Lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Coy little wink
  • SunRiseBlossom

    I love that Lil GIF! Lol...

  • WinterIsComing

    Not a beyonce fan, I just don’t like moronic statements.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I Love Him Too!!!

  • iWasteTime

    sigh..
    He didn't say women should stop twerking.
    If that is what grown women got from it, I imagine those young men got less than nothing from it.

  • SJ

    He provided examples to make a point. It obviously worked, as we see a lot of people agreeing with his statements and others crying because of their hit nerves.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I mean I guess but wasn't his oldest caught twerking in 2016/2017

  • WinterIsComing

    You know what ?????????????????????????????????

  • Navybeans95

    ....OK jussie....u kno u got bey posters all over your wall ...it's OK?

  • WinterIsComing

    Lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    I agree but his daughter was fame twerking too on film....

  • NewNew

    Sexiest man in heels i ever did see.

  • AmericanDream

    Exactly ! And he shows up to a basketball game with a $545 jacket . I guess if you’re confident in in your financial situation you shouldn’t be walking around with $545 jacket right ? Obama is always condescendingly lecturing to black people

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • AmericanDream

    Your answer is quite immature and childish . Obama is no God and doesn’t have the monopoly of the truth .

  • AmericanDream

    He’s a hypocrite

  • Coy little wink

    By herself? That's not at issue hun...

  • Eileen

    But he is telling the truth. Obama always chastized black men throughout his 8 long years of fortifying his agenda of homosexuality, feminism samesex foolishness all of those anti-Christian and anti-family values he shoved down our throats. he never addressed prison reform, or initiatives for inner city areas he only scolded bm. He didnt care about bm then and doesnt care about them now. I am glad he is no longer in office. But once again he did give a kernel of truth for bm to listen too

  • Topic Influencer

    I personally try to keep the same energy across the board. Ie I try not to make expectations for one and then bc someone is my fave (President Obama is on that list) change it. We tell rappers all the time that--- start at home. I am saying if the topic is twerking and its being said in not particularly a deragatory manner, but being said period...same energy applies.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    see.... THIS is self delusion.... room looking like a dog kennel, azz non-existent, yet wanted this 'proud' moment captured and replayed, smh, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    DWIGHT!!!!!!! LOL!

  • Eileen

    he should!

  • Topic Influencer

    I dont feel like that. I feel like we should keep the same energy tho if we are telling folks to start at home on XYZ topic...then same applies to them. Thats all.

  • AmericanDream

    So do you

  • Eileen

    but he Michelle bey and jay were beasties for 8 long years..

  • Topic Influencer

    My nerves are not hit and folks can feel the way they feel either way. In agreement or not in agreement.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lololololol!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    TF?????
    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eileen

    Disgusting...

  • Coy little wink
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I'm sure there won't be 8 of her dancing around nobody. LOL!!!

  • Eileen

    Yes and that is why black folk will ALWAYS have a permanent underclass. Read the Moniyan Report.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???@ the dog kennel room???

  • AmericanDream

    Your daycare drop out vocabulary is impressive .

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    You aint told NO lies???

  • wigmon68

    I am with you. YOu certainly can't hold any parent accountable for the actions of their kids when they go off to college, but If my daughter acts in that manner, she's getting called out for it.

  • Bonita

    LOL

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lmbaooooooo

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    right.... ion want NATHAN out that kitchen! LOL!!!!

  • AmericanDream

    Thank you , seems to me like he has some chip on his shoulder against black men . I wrote somewhere that he’s always lecturing to black people, his ass was called all kinds of monkey during his presidency and he ain’t do sh!t . He got replaced by a man who questioned his citizenship for years and who has gold faucets in his toilet but hey ! Let’s talk about black and their gold Cuban linx.

  • Li-Wright

    He's right. Ignore the twitter noise.

  • Topic Influencer

    who the hell made this. I am on this meeting and had to mute myself. I hate yall

  • Bossy704

    I'm confident in my sexuality and I love being surrounded by twerkers at my local dancerie. They have girls who work there for that specific purpose and I love it.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???????

  • Chocolate

    The twerk description made me lmao!

    This is how poor people stay poor and dumb people stay dumb- by not listening to someone who is more wealthy and intelligent than they are.

    It’s sad. I see it everyday.
    Some people would rather waste energy getting mad at you instead of critically thinking about the knowledge you just attempted to share with them, when your life is clearly going better than theirs.

    Oh well, what can you do.

  • NewNew

    I still think it's a false equivalency but we're all entitled to our opinions. That's the beauty of the blogs!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    like, you not gonna even Try to pick-up some of that mess before you take time to set-up your camera/ifoam????????

  • Chocolate

    He’s def not wrong. And seeing the level of accomplishments he has achieved, I’m smart enough to at least ponder what the man has stated.

  • Topic Influencer

    WTF is wrong with ya today???

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    I agree with him.
    Good day all!

  • stav

    Beyond suspect!

  • Coy little wink

    Why are you like this? Smh...

  • Alextra Ballard

    It's Obama,so some folks gon be critical no matta wut it says. Who cares,he still look'n like a tall glass of yes lordT!

  • NewNew

    I see you're looking for the block button. Wish granted. ???

  • Renee26

    He told no lies! We love you Obama!!!

  • the guest

    He’s 100% CORRECT.

  • Renee26

    Maaaaaaan!!!!

  • LYRICS

    Only those who lack comprehension skills are taking this out of context.
    _____________________________________________________
    That part! Most ppl's reading comprehension level is grade 3, which makes sense.

  • Renee26

    Poor tink tink

  • DeeFromLA

    I agree with every piece of his message. White girls out here twerking too (not well, but they trying), so stop making it about race. Materialism is a prison. Most people getting refunds have run thru them already or plan to.

  • what?why

    Too late Barack and you enjoyed these people when you were in Office. So …. even thou you are right, it's a credibility issue now.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Not all black men are in jail.

    You’re ignorant for thinking that if he doesn’t speak to the “hood”, he doesn’t speak for black folks.

    gtfih with that white folks racist mentality.

  • CookieMobster
  • Renee26

    Gettin it!!

  • TransMichelle
  • Renee26

    It sure does!! Cuts down on the respect given to women all around

  • Junkanoo

    Twerking is pretty lame once things go mainstream there not so hip anymore. One can be sexy and seductive without overt sex appeal to put it simply less is more .

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Hit dogs holler.

  • brooklyn23

    Haha

  • Topic Influencer

    My Lil Pony/Unicorn better dew it!

  • Ni Ni

    Maybe the would've listened to this message while he was in office.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    My maiden name is Lyons.

    What up cousin ???

  • hi-liter

    Salute 44 .......in other words, stay away from Dees Hose. They tear families apart and ruin bank accounts.

  • Julia Lyons

    Hey Cuzzo

  • more

    Men are much worse.......

  • EyeEmJai

    Soooooo....they focused on eight women TWERKING around them only and not having an eight pound necklace?

    At any any rate, I see no lies.

  • Topic Influencer

    One of my faves lmao

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • EyeEmJai

    Every word you said!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Twerking don't make a women bad maybe he should of said at the club 247 365 but that's my POTUS and he had good intentions. Y'alls POS on the other hand....

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • CookieMobster

    This made me laugh so!

  • AmericanDream

    Do we need leaders ?

  • hi-liter

    Neither is better. But men don’t get pregnant.

  • CookieMobster

    Drop down and get ya Eagle on!!

  • EyeEmJai

    Preach!

  • Evillene

    That's what he meant but he couldn't be so...umm...frank.

  • TransMichelle

    Odumba has a lot of nerve after pushing for men to use the little girls bathroom knowing he has two daughters. Harvey Weinstein visited him in the white house at least 13 times then Odumba threw his "supposedly" daughter to him for an internship. STFU Odumba and NO I'm not a fan of twerking.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    BOOM!!! What you said...

  • WokeBlackMan

    Too bad the really dumb niqqas that need to hear what he is saying are skipping right past his video to find the new Kodak black song

  • Evillene

    Staying out of prison is one way for black men to avoid homosexuality. Chasing material gain -- the wrong way -- is what leads many men to prison.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    TRAMP can STFU too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Evillene

    Well trannies twerk too. And black dudes LOVE trannies. I don't know why, and I can't explain it, but they do.

  • more

    But men get a pass for cheating by both sexes. They are able to have entire familes on the other side of town which they are known to do. Ask Lil wayne, DMX, Tristan Thompson, Fetty Wap, Ludacris, Reggie Bush. Men are savage and cut throat. At least woman are emotional and known to be MORE faithful.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Chiii I am not a fan of anyone but my husband and children... No sensitivity here... so spray yourself! Lol...

  • EyeEmJai

    ???????????????

    His message were for men, not women. Having eight women TWERKING around YOU is not telling women they shouldn't twerk for various reasons. I think you applied too much focus on the word "twerking" and not the context in which it was used.

    When Malia was twerking, WHO was she twerking AROUND? Furthermore, while she was twerking, whose sexuality and/or masculinity was she supporting, elevating, or keeping in tact???

  • Navybeans95

    I can't tell..u jumped on my comment when u coulda jus kept scrollin....y'all come out the woodworks when somebody say sum bout y'all celebrity crush....go sit heffa...lol?

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    My favorite word "humans"

  • Legacy

    ??????????????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • hi-liter

    Not all women....Listen, I’m a woman and I get it, but we talking bout Hose right now. Women who intentionally seek and destroy.

  • JustB

    Great advice to young men who may never get honest advice from another black man of his stature

  • TransMichelle

    Why don't you stop with your brainwashed, anti-American, supporter of illegals and open borders, baby killer, delusional, main stream media fed trained like a dog person. I know just how to get you pissed off just wear a "red hat with MAGA." Since you are trained like a dog by white liberals I'm sure you will bark. Child Bye

  • Phillybruh

    He did say it several times while in office though.

  • Phillybruh

    I mean Bill Cosby didn't lie either, got your kids out here dressed like the man that left you and they can't read or write.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sweet Jesus where did you find that pic? My 600 pound life?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I miss Obama...he's like that rich uncle that wipes the seat before he sits down at every family event...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He's giving black men some good fatherly advice but all you see is that he has a chip on his shoulder because from your perspective it's criticism?
    Oh ok!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And you're probably a broke hater.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "This does strike me as a Cosby-esque jab at poor Black men w/ aspirations of attaining wealth," tweeted filmmaker and activist Bree Newsome.
    --------------
    No, Bree Newsome. You clearly don't get it.
    Aspiring toward attaining wealth has nothing do do with me stunting with an 8 pound chain around my neck. SMH.?

  • Ni Ni

    He did? I don't recall it.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    100% correct...These fools out here dont care they would rather live fast and die with gucci & gold instead of taking their time to build a future...

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c03d57d9721c0a17996d5378ba04360d6b8ccd165c5c90b299e5b2c0cc6f4196.jpg

  • Phillybruh

    I don't think my response would come off any other way besides smart and that's not my intent. So I'll just say he spoke about black fathers, black kids and how they are caught up in the justice system unfairly several times.

  • Coy little wink

    Found it in a previous post ?

  • Yup, I said it

    He right! Somebody needs or tell these boys to avoid an oversexed attention seeking, no self respect having woman. All they will,give you is a slew of babies, child support orders, thotty daughters and eventually a heart attack. Same with women, leave those men you find on the corner on the corner.

  • Coffee1st

    "...dressed like the man that left you..."
    You went there.

  • Phillybruh

    That's what they look like little grown ass men..lol

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So umm what did he say wrong?

  • shauna

    And who trained you Lassie, the descendants of Reagan?

  • Minx Mosaic

    Although I 100% agree with him, I can't help but wonder if he would've made this same exact statement if Beyonce was in the audience.. lol ijs

  • wigmon68

    Yeah, he used to be a caterer in his previous life. Though I do think now that he's not president, he's not taking a poll before making every statement.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    This is one of the things that holds our people back. Somebody speaks the truth and says something that needs to be said... and then we see these so-called "activists" trying to shout him down.

  • TransMichelle

    I don't support white liberals, anti-American, leftist-libtards, baby killing, illegal immigrant loving open borders like you do. You;re a fool. In order to be that stupid you have to act like a trained dog goodness knows you're not a thinker. Child take a seat

  • rory

    Poor Heloise......

  • Logan Roberts

    He told no lies.

  • Mike Jones

    I don't have a problem w what he said. He was making a point and as usual it was taken out of context by other black people... get to the ROOT of what he's saying, not just the words entirely. It's exactly why we can't advance as a people, cause we are super sensitive and act like we're above criticism.

  • Mark mcharm

    Bill Cosby was telling people what to name the child they create he was tripping.

  • bella28498 .

    Are ubsaying alllll black men like trannies? Now be careful with that because u are not being even handed. When ppl talk about single mothers u ladies don’t like to be clumped up as all single mothers.

  • Mark mcharm

    I hope he is telling his daughter this because she is out here tripping with those white girls.

  • lovelygamour

    never meet your heroes.

    every time barack or michelle obama is in front of black people they have to make some flip remark. I avoid reading about them for this very reason. plus, he was a weak president.

  • Phillybruh

    No he was saying don't name them names they spell or write.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    I don't have the time nor energy to address Obama, aka Goldie the downlow Mack, and how useless his 8 years in office were for YOUNG black men and women. He had no PLAN NOR SOLUTIONS to help them academically, economically nor socially. His legacy is A PLAN AND SOLUTIONS for Gays, Illegals, and White Women. Therefore I'll just copy and paste the BEST comments.
    ________________________________________
    But he is telling the truth. Obama always chastised black men throughout his 8 long years of fortifying his agenda of homosexuality, feminism samesex foolishness all of those anti-Christian and anti-family values he shoved down our throats. he never addressed prison reform, or initiatives for inner city areas he only scolded bm. He didn't care about bm then and doesn't care about them now. I am glad he is no longer in office. But once again he did give a kernel of truth for bm to listen too

    Obama is a hypocrite and full of contradiction . Are those women forced to twerk ? How can he be a supporter of abortion ( a woman can do what she wants her body ) and turn around and criticize what these women do with their bodies ( tweeting ) .Be consistent bro! You can be confident with your manhood and if women want to twerk around you so what ?

    He needs to worry about his daughter who at 20 looks much older than her years , yeah I’m going there . Of all the things society or this country is dealing with, twerking should be the least of anybody’s worries . Mind your business Barack

    Odumba has a lot of nerve after pushing for men to use the little girls bathroom knowing he has two daughters. Harvey Weinstein visited him in the white house at least 13 times then Odumba threw his "supposedly" daughter to him for an internship. STFU Odumba and NO I'm not a fan of twerking.

  • Mark mcharm

    Yeah Bill Cosby was tripping his mouth landed him right where he belongs .

  • lovelygamour

    or show by example. I realize he inherited bushs debt but obama didnt try to improve the lives of the poor. he was upper middle class all the way.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    But he didn't say avoid girls who twerk...he said,"you don't have to have eight women around you twerking"...those are two completely different statements. I am sure Michelle knows how to twerk...come on now...

    What is wrong with people?! Nothing wrong with what he said.

  • Overpower Radio

    Either y'all want to be mad at men objectifying women, or y'all want to be mad at a man trying to give younger men a stronger sense of self-esteem.
    Which is it?

  • Nita Pie

    THis is why the Rich athletes go toward white women. I really hated saying that..... but it's the truth. 7 times out of 10 black women feel like twerking they ass in a rich man face and getting pregnant will get them to a social status that really isnt all its cracked up to be. The other hand the white women that came from nothing or even something, conducted herself differently and help the rich man when he needed it, wasnt on this man and that man for they status. Dont get me wrong they stalk to get where they want to be too, but its a totally different way. Thats why white women get the ring and black on stay the side piece cause all she wants is a few thousands a month and a name brand purse to feel special.

  • KLo

    And no man should "move on a women like a bitch" like the Grand Wizard in the whitehouse

  • Yup, I said it

    Your are correct. Black women were not sold the fairy tales of a prince charming or marriage and a white picket fence. They are told the best they can do is land a big fish baller In child support court and you're set. The white womann is going after a man with some money and a ring even if she gotta date outside of her race to get it. Those Kardashian witches are surrounded by black athletes who don't wife up black women. There is no shortage of them.

  • more

    I have seen enough men ruin lives. When the topic of cheating comes men are hush hush while woman are vocal. Which is why most of the commets HERE are woman

  • Lucy

    Leave it to Sandra to reach!

  • Lucy

    How? dancing and smoking pot? Ok!

  • Lucy

    What wasn't talking bad about girls twerking. What he said was you don't have to have eight women around you twerking to feel confident. People take think out of context.

  • Lucy

    Nothing. People always have to find a reason to hate.

  • Candance

    So.... what was wrong with that? Who got offended? SMH

  • Scromes1212

    Amen

  • Scromes1212

    So basically avoid his oldest daughter? Be careful telling people what to enjoy, could backfire

  • shauna

    And I suppose you don't support your President who benefited exponentially from all of those illegal immigrants working on the construction of his properties in addition to those maids and housekeeping staff working at his properties. Because as I'm sure you know, he and his Republican buddies made money hand over foot as they were able to use all of that illegal cheap labor to their benefit.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Dasright

    The girl couldn't twirk if she tried, smh.

  • PlayerP

    This was me, trying to control my laughter...and couldn't.
    Kings to you.
    LMAO

  • PlayerP

    CTFU...can't stop won't stop

  • TooMuchTea

    Exxxxxxxactly!!!

  • Reina1718

    He said u dont need alot to prove u have it all... you dont need a bunch of jewelry to prove u rich, you dont need a bunch of women twerkin in ur face to prove u the man... he said he is good with just 1 woman...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??? Anytime ?

  • Reina1718

    Lol

  • Reina1718

    Rite lol he did the same in college

  • Reina1718

    Y not

  • facingrealit1

    This is ALL Obama gave the black people during his 8 years of office - speeches! He will go down as the most corrupt president ever once all the details of his time in office is exposed. He set up this whole "Trump" is racist BS to hide his crimes....the old look at the left hand while the right hand is robbing you blind.

  • facingrealit1

    Say It!

  • facingrealit1

    Why couldn't he tell them how to be more financially secure? How to invest? How to further their education? Nope this NEGRO wants to continue speaking DOWN to us (like Cosby) and he will end up in Jail (like Cosby) as Obama committed so many crimes during his 8 years it isn't even funny. He was HOPING Hillary won so that she could do the clean up work but God wasn't having any of that and so he set in motion all this BS about Trump to keep America distracted! Oh but his chickens are coming home to roost!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Scromes1212

    Lol she do seem a little rhythmically challenged

  • Scromes1212

    In context it reads a lot different then the headlines

  • TransMichelle

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd1d184dd81613177f9f5bfa108db2ec93286f84bd7d2afabc86c8e40ef510c1.gif
    Take your section 8 food stamp illegal immigrant lovin open borders follower of white liberals azz and sit down somewhere. Child Bye BYE ADIOS

  • PlayerP

    You know whaat! Get the fck out my brain!!!!
    This is EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!!!
    I just can't post any gifs or memes.
    Go home. NOW!

  • shauna

    Ditto Lassie!

  • Larry Thomas

    ignorant comment. His point was spot on, and as for his presidency it was for the United States not the United States of black people.

  • hi-liter

    VERY!!!!!

  • Maxx

    I see nothing at all wrong with his statements. He is telling the youth do not idolize these images you see on T.V. that may make young men feel like they have to have a big chain & a bunch of women around being fast in order to feel good about themselves. This was a great statement & Bill Cosby was right as well when he said black men need to pull up their pants. Its disgusting & makes them look like they have no education whatsoever. Thank you to both for making sure young men knew this wasn't what they need to do to be successful or be MEN.

  • Larry Thomas

    To the contrary. He only pointed out that hip-hop is shallow with there POV in that it focus on sexing women is empty amd myopic.

  • Maxx

    He didn't mean it literally, but more like the videos where you see 10 women in one room twerking....open your mind..everything is not meant to be taken literally.

  • R Smith

    Exactly!!!

  • Maxx

    NOT!

  • Reina1718

    U kno Sandra like to stir the pot lol

  • Jamal Warner

    Yet, country and other popular generes are the same way. Yet, he did not mention them nor do I think he would have if it was a predominantly white.

  • HRH_DORIT

    Hip hop or Rap is FAR MORE DEGRADING than country, country music is about longing and a bit melancholic whereas rap/hip hop is disgusting and denigrating to society with bs "lyrics" that literally mean nothing and make no sense.

  • Mikayla

    That’s all well and good. Then why did he and his wife spend all their free time with a former drug dealer and a professional twerker? Definitely makes it seem like that’s an honorable path to pursue if you’re not the president

  • Mikayla

    Nobody. Except he’s a hypocrite. Who did he and his wife spend all their time hanging out with? Still do?

  • Dick Steel

    Yeah,but yo iz dating Jussie so who cares

  • Dick Steel

    What does he know about women?

  • Dick Steel

    Ain’t nobody listening to yobroke azz

  • Dick Steel

    Thank you for not posting yo pic,last time my cat saw yo he threw up on de keyboard

  • Dasright

    Poor little black-ish girl ?

  • The Last Word

    This is about the dumbest thing I have ever read.

    The issue isnt black women -- thots come in all colors -- its black men who believe that validation might only be obtained via a white woman

  • Nita Pie

    Exactly.

  • Nita Pie

    Yea men gotta take accountability too but history has shien us on numerous occasions the THOT #1 is a black woman

  • Yup, I said it

    Twerking is not the problem, twerking is a symptom of these low self esteem attention starved women. It is literally popping puzzy in public. Why would someone even wanna pop they puzzay in public, especially if they aren't getting paid for it. Miley Cyrus stopped twerking and clean up her act when she was ready to get wifed up. She's totally separated herself from all that hip hop, cultural appropriating and has disappear back into her white privledge world of country music. No more "jays on her feet" now. Unfortunately for black women there is no white privilege for us to hide behind. So we should just avoid the behavior altogether.

  • Yup, I said it

    Twerking is not the problem, twerking is a symptom of these low self esteem attention starved women. It is literally popping puzzy in public. Why would someone even wanna pop they puzzay in public, especially if they aren't getting paid for it. Miley Cyrus stopped twerking and clean up her act when she was ready to get wifed up. She's totally separated herself from all that hip hop, cultural appropriating and has disappear back into her white privledge world of country music. No more "jays on her feet" now. Unfortunately for black women there is no white privilege for us to hide behind. So we should just avoid the behavior altogether.

  • SmellyMel

    Exactly

  • Yup, I said it

    When the hit country music starts calling women hoes and biatches let me know.

  • SmellyMel

    ???

  • Yup, I said it

    You've have got to be a troll. Even the hardcore Trumpster are tired of his crooked behind.

  • SmellyMel

    Btw did he mean twerking white woman too!

  • TheOwley

    Your kid is drinking alcohol. Go check that first.

  • Tee Tee

    He should've told them to stay away from foul breath women that smoke mynthol cigarettes (oh my bad that would be his daughter he'd be talking about) ?????

  • Tee Tee

    ????

  • Tee Tee

    What history? The history of being forced into being a bedwench by Massa as her husband was unable to protect her? Being a woman of color with a big butt and put on display like Sara Baartman (the first known big butt black woman to be paid for showing off her body)? Being told from the beginning our ONLY worth is our bodies and what we can do in the bedroom? Not sure you know the history of the black woman?????

  • Daffanyrose

    Try again!! Come harder than that, I don’t smoke but I know a lot of people. Men and women and they never smell like that.. president Obama don’t have to worry about that with me cause I have tried and don’t know how lol

  • Daffanyrose

    I agree but we all know Miley really didn’t know how to just like I don’t lol

  • Daffanyrose

    Exactly!! I saw a man in his 40’s, late 40’s sagging smh in the grocery store. My husband and I just looked at each other and laughed

  • Daffanyrose

    To get that click

  • Tee Tee

    I was joking?????

  • facingrealit1

    I am very much a mature black female who is an Independent. I will never subscribe to a particular party as there are bad and good on both fronts. It probably would surprise you that the Democrats are the party of the KKK and that most often than not are guilty of the things they accuse others of doing. I'm praying that is not you in the picture for it would be greatly disappointing to think that you graduated from college and the best you could do as far as communicating with one you disagree is to call them a troll. I'm sure your parents are proud!

  • facingrealit1

    Your ignorance is bliss and history, as I stated, will not be kind to 44!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    What?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Smdh

  • MistaO

    I encourage my sons to avoid 92% of females out here today. Only a handful have been raised up properly and to think, and conduct themselves with honor and morality. Just facts...I would NOT want my sons saddled with all the mess that comes with most females today. Js..?

  • PynkCloudz

    Wasn't his daughter twerking in camera?

  • facingrealit1

    My Point: most of the people the Obama's hung out with during their tenure at the White House were entertainers (i.e., dope dealer/wife cheater JayZ/Twerking Bey, always drunk Chrissy Teigen, #me2 Harvey Weinstein, etc., etc) so his message was more in-line with speeches Bill Cosby would give all the while he was drugging/raping women. Obama's daughter was taped on several occasions doing drugs and "twerking".

    Yes, he was US president however he found time to uplift every community but ours. He ran on civil unions and yet he found time to legalize gay marriages and did an EO for illegal aliens (dreamers) to continue living here but not one moment or thought on prison reform? Your ignorance is bliss!

  • Yup, I said it

    You are blocked troll. Go back to Russia, you "mature black female who is an Independent", Russian trollbot.

  • gail jones

    Exactly! You can't satisfy people. I don't even try. To hell with it!

  • gail jones

    THANK YOU! Shìt is sickening!

  • gail jones

    Not only is reading fundamental, but so is comprehension.

  • gail jones

    REPEAT!!

  • gail jones

    My uncle Jimmy. (Not rich, but doing way better than average).

  • gail jones

    Right. Fûçk them ? and the bìtçhes, that was on him and them. Point is.... He was speaking the RIGHT message to our youth.

  • gail jones

    Right! Brick, it's truly disgusting!

  • Fodderwing

    ??

  • TransMichelle

    Yep! Odumba is a mess and the main stream media and other career politicians that's been in office for decades trained him and covered up for him. He's the most at war president in history and destroy two countries of people-of-color Syria and Libya where slaver was brought back because of his antics. Harvey Weinstein visited Odumba at least 13 times while in the white house. Odumba is a low-life who continued the cheating, stealing, and demise of America. That was his role. He did well by his masters. The Donald threw a wrench into their plans and all hell broke loose!

  • http://browngirltightcurl.blogspot.com nellboogie

    This is beyond a reach. That quote is referring to toxic masculinity. Nothing to see here...

  • Jamal Warner

    "Hit country music", now you are just moving the goal post. Your post is to minimize a genere popularize by white singers. Go figure!

  • Jamal Warner

    I don't even know what you are trying to say.

  • Jamal Warner

    This is your opinion and only an opinion. I disagree. I would argue that country is just as detrimental and degrading.

  • chris

    More like aspiring to attain debt lol

  • Guest

    The same thing should go for our daughters. Avoid men who don't conduct themselves with honor or morality which is more than 92%. I guarantee you that. Js.

  • Candance

    I think all of that starts with staying away from the THOTS lol

  • Omandesert

    great advice. Hope they listen and take heed.

  • Applebum

    That title is so misleading. You wanted a rise out of your readers. ?????

  • abby500

    Shut up! He is absolutely right

  • roy

    Sandra Nose knows she like to start drama for no reason ???

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes

  • https://www.facebook.com/miesha.weststrong Miesha West-Strong

    He told the truth. Great advice from a great man.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Honey my pockets are not empty! Trust and believe.. This WOMAN is NOT broke... but apparently misery loves company. Do your broke azz need a loan?!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    LMBO... Brainwashed?! This coming from an ignorant person that supports ignorance!!! Look in the mirror to define STUPID!!! Tranny I am not pissed, nor am I delusional... I am an American who spoke how I felt, just like you! So wear your red hat proudly... IDGAF!!! That is your right

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Chile BYE... Just like you posted your comment, I posted mine... You DO NOT own this site... so you go SIT!!! Lol

  • Dick Steel

    Gibs me 20.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I got you :)