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Janelle Monáe walked back a "joke" she made on Twitter.com about improving voter turnout in the Black community. The 33-year-old Sagittarius took note of the hysteria surrounding the Popeyes chicken sandwich viral marketing campaign that targeted Black people in poor communities.

The viral campaign was so successful that long lines wrapped around stores and customers fought for the last spicy chicken sandwich.

Janelle was among those who criticized Black customers for standing in line for hours waiting for something they could easily make in their own kitchens. She wondered why they won't keep that same energy at the voting booth during the presidential elections.

"Perhaps we put voting booths at every Popeyes location?. While we wait on that sammich you can register and vote @popeyes holla," she tweeted.

The backlash from those same Popeyes customers was swift.

Many reminded Janelle that Black voter turnout made a difference in Georgia, Alabama and other southern states during local elections.

Black women, specifically, were responsible for keeping Republican Roy Moore - aka Trump 2.0 - out of the Senate in Alabama in 2017.

"Janelle monáe basically said that you chicken eating coons dont care about voting. Yikes," tweeted one upset user.

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After realizing the consequences of criticizing Popeyes customers who also buy her music, the singer apologized for her comments.

"You know, when other people say things on here that are wrong or misguided, I wonder, 'why don't they just admit they're wrong and learn from it.' So I'm going to do that now.

"I think the tweets that I posted about registering and voting were insensitive and wrong—specifically they ignored the very real issues of voter suppression that have impacted my community for years and me directly.

"Thanks to all of you for calling me out (or in) and helping me remember and refocus on the bigger issues. I love y'all. Keep teaching one another. Never be afraid to be wrong. Never be afraid to listen and learn."

  • iWasteTime

    Why the apology?
    A young man was registering folk to vote why they waited on the sammich line

  • CopperCutie

    Unfortunately she's right.

  • Sean

    It's the truth. Some people just hate to hear the truth. Sad she felt she needed to apologize for telling the truth.

  • MJF

    Where's the lie? I'm more mad she backtracked from the statement she made. Smh

  • KarmaBackAround

    I hate that people always feel intimidated by people they dont know, for stickin by their truths.. what she said is absolutely right! I EXPECT this same energy when its time to vote!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Exactly!

  • Gamer????? Chick

    Girl shut up, if you meant it then stand by that shit! Sick of the backpedaling MF’s https://media3.giphy.com/media/KEfNWutlRKx37SQyKN/giphy.gif

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Black political power has not translated into THE THINGS THAT BLACKS NEED such as better schools, better jobs, safer communities, black economic power and social progress. There are now 8,000 black elected officials and blacks are still the POOREST and WORST EDUCATED of any group.

    Dr. Claud Anderson
    VOTE FOR WHAT?!
    https://youtu.be/inlynSAcb2U

  • SaltineCrackers

    Janelle did the right thing by apologizing. When other people make things go viral or wait on line for food and other items the weight of the country's electorate is not placed on their shoulders. We're entitled to the occasional silly indulgence too.

  • C H David Byrd

    In her red, white, and blue colors throwing up the sign...

  • Myopinion

    She told no lies...Fighting and sh*t at the Popeyes Chicken like they ain't never had a chicken sammich before...Please!!! Tired of people walking back their feelings about something they believe in. She's Right!!! Let her live please!!!

  • Banka

    BUT, where did she lie, it would improve voter turnout in the black community, especially if they giving away a SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH for FREE 99 ......

  • Phillybruh

    Right A child said I know where some unregistered black people are and went right to the chicken line and actually registered grown ass people in 2019 in line for chicken of all things.

  • Phillybruh

    Its just when we act a damn fool over it, climbing through drive through windows, slapping cashiers when they run out. No one said don't enjoy the sandwich.

  • sunni_daze

    Why is she apologizing for telling the truth.

  • tia

    For quite a while now, this sandwich has been out. I'm not sure what the hysteria is about. Nevertheless, Ms. Monae stand on your truth and don't take back what you said. People have this same meme on Facebook.
    She has a point, but then folks are just having fun as well. These days every move is political and actually a buzz killer. Folks are yelling, "ya'll made another white company rich. Ya'll some sheep."
    Uhhhh..please... but you are logged into a white man's website (twitter/Facebook), you're on a white man's phone and they are both making money off you while you complain about what Black folks should be eating and where they should vote? I don't know.. make it make sense.
    I suppose I'm over all of it:(

    Let this folks enjoy their sandwiches. Lastly, celebrities say what you mean and stand on that sh@t!!

  • tia

    thank you!!

  • hottlanta

    I dont like talking bout nobody but this lady just came to the office n it was hard to take my eyes off her surgically enhanced upside down valentine shaped strange looking azz. She looked weird with those small legs n that wide azz. Couldnt tell her she wasnt phune as hell.

  • Bushbabe

    This is why I pay no attention to the garbage that comes out of these heathens mouths. She wanna insult a whole ethnic group for shits and giggles. Why don't we vote her confused pan sexual behind off the black island and she how she floats? The black population is only 13 percent and even if they all had a come to Jesus moment you still ain't choosing a president.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Of all the black people who waited on line, literally only a handful of people did that. A tiny percentage of people. The overwhelming majority waited in line without acting any kind of way, so why do we have to use the small few to disparage the whole race like its 1905 or something?

  • T3

    ???? and ??? That's the worst!

  • chris

    To what end tho? We vote and nothing change. Vote for yourself and get the best education/skills possible for a successful life f everything else.

  • Rayne

    The think that is really cute. Smh

  • Starburst

    Good points!

  • tia

    thanks so much.

  • the guest

    She was right.

  • chris

    She wouldn't say nothing like this about a pride festival. Go set up a booth there don't worry about us over here we good.

  • Phillybruh

    Why are we in line for a chicken sandwich to begin with.

  • Starburst

    What is a pansexual? All these new terms. I'll google.

  • Yardgirl

    Last week, way before even one post was made about this sandwich I asked if anyone had tried it. I was not crazed wanting to get one, I was just curious if anyone else had tried it. At $3.99 I thought why not and guess what, I liked it. And?? We can't be curious and try something new?? The sandwiches went nation wide recently and that is what the hoopla is all about, curiosity and need for confirmation. In the restaurant by me, there were just as many white customers ordering so it's not just us. This too shall pass. Le sigh.

  • MJF

    LMAO the wisdom tooth look is a thing now smh...

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    RIGHT

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Everyone keeps encouraging blacks to vote. Vote for what exactly? Clinton and mass incarceration? Nixon and the War on Drugs? Being politically engaged is important, but voting just for the sake of voting is pointless in my opinion. I need some actual black policies or I'm going to sit my azz at home (for the first time ever) this go around.

    And before yall come on here talking about my interests, I actually benefit more with a Republican in office. So, when I actually vote (since I vote Democratic), I am actually voting against my interests.

  • BlackNicheRims

    Spot on!

  • Phillybruh

    knew that was coming at some point....lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I tried it recently. It was good, but I'm a sauce person and there just wasn't enough of the spicy mayo or whatever it is.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Why did she have to apologize? It was not insensitive!! It was a teen in NC registering people to vote while they were in the drive thru. I luv his initiative but I'm over all this shyt already. Trump, chicken sandwiches, chicken heads, etc

    https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/NC-teen-uses-long-Popeyes-line-to-register-people-to-vote-558444451.html

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It's not new. Basically someone that will sleep with anyone.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Lol that sh!t is funny as hell. She does have a point. Sister Soulja said in her song We are at war. Stand for something or you will for anything

  • Starburst

    I'm trying to understand that general blanket statement too "vote". Vote on what? At least have a rationale for saying why we should vote. It seems pointless to just say "vote".

  • Dollface

    Janelle can say whatever she wants. She does no wrong, ever! Now leave it alone and keep it moving,please and thank you!

  • Starburst

    Thanks!

  • Bree

    Everything is a headline! This world is ignorant as hell. Janelle Monae and all these other rich folk can say what the hell they want. I'm a registered voter so it doesn't matter to me what she says. People need to lighten up, enjoy the darn chicken sandwich, and drink water!

  • Phillybruh

    Because we then become the face of popeyes chicken sandwich, when ever they show it on the news it's always long as lines of negroes waiting for chicken. Its on the menu they will have tomorrow.

  • Yardgirl

    I agree about the sauce and I think they were "rationing" the sauce so as not to run out.

  • Nita Pie

    So where was she wrong?, And why does everyone have to take back what they said, She said what she said and if you dont like it keep scrolling thru your timeline sis and sir

  • sjames

    but a young black boy was just praised for signing 16 people up to vote while they stood in line outside of said Popeyes franchise.....so what is it???

  • Assigned Female @ Birth

    I stopped voting for humans many years ago and just stick to issues that matter to me. Politicians are all liars who will promise the moon just to get elected then do nothing.

  • Coy little wink
  • cristalle1

    No apology needed, she is spot on. Engage the people where you can find them. It's called going out for votes.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Apologize for what?

  • MsPam

    Back in the day it was called being a hoe. Singer Betty Wright has a song called UR a hoe and you don’t even know it.

  • sandi

    Think first. Speak Second. So tired of all the apologizing. If we would all just chill. Particularly if you are in the public eye. Just ssssh. Say it and mean or just hush people. Some things are said in jest, but you know we can't make jokes outside of our immediate circle, not in this non stop information cycle world. Just stop. All of us. Stop.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    the moon just to get elected then do nothing.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This isn't true though. This is what people tell black people to explain the lack of progress on black agenda items. The LGBTQ, the immigrants, etc. have all seen substantial gains politically over the last decade. Blacks on the other hand have seen a regression...a loss of political gains/capital.

  • MrsHBC

    She didn’t tell a lie!!! Those who took insult to why she said are the ones who are probably not registered to vote & those who probably miss all the PTA & teacher conferences. We must do better. I saw NOTHING wrong with what she said. Hot dogs always holler!

  • Miss Thang

    What’s wrong with her original statement? Blacks aren’t the only ones lining up at Popeyes.

  • hottlanta

    They dont be talking like that when white folks have mini camp cities n take pto time off work where someone has to fill in for them just because they want thé latest cellphone. But the minute black folks stand in line we gotta be always doing something productive.

  • Gamer????? Chick

    BOL

  • Phillybruh

    Your right.

  • hottlanta

    I had to make sure she was on the elevator b4 l bursted out laughing. Whew chile it was hard. I almost blew a gasket.

  • hottlanta

    To actually see it in person is weird.

  • Gamer????? Chick

    Chile..... if my skinfolk would stop caring about what these YT’s think https://media0.giphy.com/media/qZbg0tAmwhGla/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • Bree

    Exactly! I wish the hell I ever backtrack to folk who don't matter to me like that. I hold my peace for my mama, my crazy auntie, and my grandparents, everybody else can kick rocks. I said what I said.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Similar to your comment, her comment is based on a lot of stereotypical/racists presumptions. Primarily, that the (black) people in line at Popeyes are not registered to vote. Secondly, since black people will line up for everything but voting, put a voting booth next to the chicken shop and voila problem solved.

    Interestingly enough, I never hear these types of conversations when whites are lined up outside of Best Buy for their flat screens or. When white folks are lined up outside of the methadone clinic. Wonder what that's about....

  • Yardgirl

    AND white people are in line for hours camping out to get that Chic-Fil-a when a new locations opens!!!

  • Let them eat cake

    She wasn't wrong. ppl knew she was right thats why they are enraged.

  • Blaque Mahogany
  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Where is the lie? Black people support EVERYTHING ELSE......except the things that they need to.

  • Rayne

    Help me get In my car lmaooo I paused so hard ???

  • abby500

    Exactly

  • goat

    Saw a tweet earlier today where a teen was registering people to vote.

  • Rayne

    I be crying on the inside. You say they gon make them some damn self esteem ? ??

  • Pamela

    Sooo many apologies lately. #sensitive.

  • abby500

    Janelle and other fake “woke” ppl are food shaming people who are curious and want to try the sandwich. Do they realize white ppl were doing this as well? Where I attempted to buy one, they were sold completely out and me and cars full of WHITE and Hispanics ppl were turned away. I guess the iPhone ppl are ok to spend tons of money on a cell?

  • MsPam

    Right on time,Amen.???

  • Mob67

    Her statement is so d**n ignorant. If voting could transpire in Popeye's, Republicans would make it difficult to enter the restaurant. Blacks voters are the only racial group specifically targeted for voter suppression. THIS. IS. BY. DESIGN. Glad she apologized. I wonder if she's registered?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Chicken legs w/a horse's beehind.
    U know whose butt I couldn't figure out...Kenya's. When I saw her I thought...a beauty queen wit all That @zz??

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/3o85xmlKFUVQo2L4jK/giphy.gif

  • Blaque Mahogany

    When a new location opens? Every single day the Chick Fil A has a long azz line. 12pm, 2pm, 7pm...the line is long as hell.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Local police had to step in when massive crowds overwhelmed China's first Costco store on opening day.
    The wait for a parking spot was 3 hours.
    The hilarious video of them breaking in the store is at Cnn.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. And people just look for stuff to be "outraged" over nowadays.

  • Renee26

    And plenty of other stores the days before black friday.... The apple stores when new gadgets come out... IKEA stores for grand openings

    They love to tear down black folks and talk about what we don't have and do

  • SaltineCrackers

    Oh God ?

  • Karen Brady

    I'm not surpised he said this. Never been a fan so whatevs.

  • DallasRosebud

    Why apologize? Where was the lie? Since some of you were offended lets also point out the fact that more black people are lining up for this sandwich than they are showing up to their kids meet the teacher night. Yeah we know all about voter suppression but some of us are uneducated on our rights as voters. Many of my peers were unaware that you can legally vote in Texas if you're a felon, as long as you aren't on probation or parole. Quit making excuses. A lot of mfs just don't care.

  • Applebootay

    for something they could easily make in their own kitchens

    1st off, that's a BOLD FACE LIE...I'm not turning on no stove in this hot azz weather to fry some chicken. and it certainly isn't easy to get the damn crust that damn crusty...you would need buttermilk, and the secret seasonings...aint nobody got time for that!

  • Renee26

    Damn I got over charged! Mine was over $5 ?

  • 305 Mom E

    Yes and my first thought was that's a good idea. Now I'm just seeing this post. Between her and the teen, obviously great minds think alike!

  • DallasRosebud

    Omg I just said the same thing before reading your comment. My cousin went to her son's meet the teacher night yesterday evening and said only a handful of parents were there, but the line at the Popeye's in her neighborhood was around the building.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Chocolate

    I just don’t get how buying a chicken sandwich means u don’t vote... black ppl have to stop being on board with what others who hate us, think of us.

    Now if there is a factual correlation, fine I’m with it. So we have data that the same people who don’t vote, bought the chicken sandwich and also don’t show up for parent teacher conferences and stand in line for Jordan’s? We have to factually identify a problem quantifiably before we can devise a sustainable solution.

    So it’s disturbing seeing your own people repeat non-sense that isn’t even related.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Applebootay

    Listen man, the same people that were not showing up for their kids still not showing up and buying those sandwiches....along with hard working ass dedicated moms like me...Yall need to stop relating the 2. Janelle was on some straight BS...if she so concerned...why don't she have a concert where the only payment is your voter registration card...or set up some booths at your concerts....all they doing is capitalizing like they do....I could think of 101 ways to increase votership with a celebrity's money, and clout....

  • Applebootay

    I just said the same thing....I could say she trying to stay relevant by capping on the chicken mania but then I would have to apologize too? Let us eat our damn Popeyes in Peace!

  • dontgetblocked

    Life is rough! If buying a chicken sandwich makes people feel good...let them do it in peace. The sandwich is tasty and I'm buying more.

  • Chocolate

    Right, I just don’t get it.
    And I’m Vegan

  • dontgetblocked

    That crust is good!

  • Applebootay
  • dontgetblocked

    preach

  • Applebootay

    Imma make this suggestion at the next IPHONE release whyt ppl be sleeping outside for a $1500 phone....and we can't eat a $5 sandwich

    GT-ENTIREFOH

  • Chocolate

    Right- it’s weird. Almost like this deep rooted hatred of self, like how dare they buy chicken lol.

    I say the same things about black owned business owners who despise black customers who complain or want a deal.
    Black people are not exclusive to that mindset and also have the right to complain and ask for a deal just like white folks can and most certainly do. It’s up to the owner to flex their salesmanship and be able to explain the value associated with the pricing. I do it all the time and end up with tips and a repeat client after I explain why my pricing is what it is.
    It’s just interesting the type of restraints some blacks put on other blacks’ consumerism...I get it when we should mobilize collectively for change in treatment but it goes overboard at times.

  • Applebootay

    I didn't take because I don't kiss fake woke celebrity azzes...I'm registered,
    I don't miss a damn meeting
    dedicated with an daughter with an 4.0 GPA and in college level credit classes in her last 2 years of HS....I own my own home and have multiple streams of income....stop shaming ppl for eating a damn sandwich....one has nothing to do with the other. I saw everything wrong with it....because she should put her money where her mouth is....I want voter registration booths set up at her next concert....in fact, I want her to throw a free concert just to support voter registration....where your ticket is your voter registration card....

  • Applebootay
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I read that last line JUST LIKE this lady ?? https://media0.giphy.com/media/lpQEpOtKjeK4g/giphy.gif

  • Applebootay

    As you should, cause that's exactly how I felt. LOL

  • Applebootay

    That crust be banging! You know how many times you would have to dip that chicken in buttermilk, then the seasonings...then you would need a deep fryer...Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    People need to STOP saying things that they Will NOT stand behind! Bunch if Social Media Poosies! https://media1.giphy.com/media/8YEeOtkBv2Hy4krDmd/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • TriniHarlem

    If it doesn't apply let it fly. Super simple. Getting enraged is basically your guilt. I have no dog in this fight as I don't eat that steroid, chemical, pull apart chicken in old ass grease. I let people eat what they like. Their body not mine. I'm just sick and tired of hearing about a fckn chicken sandwich as if it's fckn groundbreaking. It's a fckn chicken in between two overly processed ass bread. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb4f5077c262a8202d73e8508064ea676adad5985d80ca917080e80b8bd17546.gif

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Wayment
    Whats wrong with that though? Yall know we love convenience, i dont eat at those establishments but if i did and could grab a sandwich while in line to vote i wouldnt be mad at it. And whats with this obsession of black people and chicken? Newsflash everydambody likes chicken stop looking for reason to shade black people. Not you Sandra, just saying in general

  • Virgoqween

    Black communities have notoriously long lines on voting days I don’t know why y’all think we need voting motivation. We are a minority of course white people out vote us because there’s more of them.

  • The Art

    True! We just need more young voters to get out here and vote.

  • 2gr8ful

    Exactly, and washing all those dishes (or prepping them for the dishwasher) when you done cooking, not happening.

  • hottlanta

    U forgot about them standing in line for them starwars movie n call in sick the next day.

  • hottlanta

    If those same white women who voted for dump stood in those long line for popeyes chicken we wouldnt have him as president today.

  • Yardgirl

    Yep!!

  • Yardgirl

    Lol!! ?

  • Yardgirl

    Been pissing me off!! There are lots of whites on line at the restaurant near me!!

  • Yardgirl

    You were robbed sis?

  • Wadiiah Vice

    People have become so woke over a $4 chicken sandwich but it's still crickets on Jordan's and that Gucci bag and designer clothes, black people skip rent for!

  • Yardgirl

    How could I forget that!! Tents and sleeping bags lined up for hours!!

  • Wadiiah Vice

    Popeyes is expensive, I'm just happy i can get full for $4 ????? hope those sandwiches are still around when my daughter goes back to school next week. Her popeyes lunch habit sets me back ???????

  • Overpower Radio

    Celebs walking back their statements are lame. In other news, a Black youth took it upon himself to go to a Popeyes to register people to vote and y'all praised him for it.

  • Gloria

    I have a sweet spot for Janelle ? She’s really an extraordinary woman and I personally feel that she shouldn’t have to apologize. I’m glad I’m not a celebrity ? the public (internet) is lame af, can’t even take a joke ?

  • Gloria

    Exactlyyytt

  • Renee26

    I was! ? but I was at the airport where everything is extra so I will take it in stride ?

  • Xsjado

    I’d rather cook my own food. I never understood the hype about this sandwich, re-releases of Jordans and some other materialistic stuff that, and have nothing to show for it...

    But to each their own....?????

  • MJF

    Lmao ?

  • T Willis

    I think it’s the low percentage of black voter turn out. Something like only 30% voted, but the turnout could have been higher.

  • T Willis

    Those black owners just want blind support under the guise that you support black businesses (think Jay-Z & the rollout for Tidal).

  • T Willis

    “We have to factually identify a problem quantifiably before we can devise a sustainable solution.”

    Well stated.

  • Virgoqween

    2018 51% according to census.gov 100 or even 80% would be great but it’s a 10% increase from 2016

  • Seldomseen

    Black shaming is very frequent.

  • Yardgirl

    Oh OK that makes sense. Everything at the airport costs more!!

  • LoveChild

    This bish face is frozen AF with Botox and filler’s?.

    I was riding for her up until the point where she said “you don’t have a vagina to be a woman” then I was done with her.??

  • Shira Harding-James

    I get where she was going with it, however....

  • really?wow

    Bye bull dikke!

  • LoveChild

    She’s the same female who said and I quote. “You don’t have to have a vagina to be a woman”

  • CookieMobster

    Really. She told no lies. If folks would get behind worthy causes and apply themselves as vigorously as they have to getting a freaking chicken sammich the would be unstoppable. PERIODT

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Um, what was wrong? I still, to this day, know of more black people who won't even register to vote. We hate being called out or corrected. What is that about?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    RIGHT. I don't see anything wrong with what she said.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    The overall turnout from black voters is always low, especially if it rains. Facts. Im honest in saying I know far too many people that will not even register to vote. There's a handful of us in my family/circle that will vote every time. We're outnumbered.

  • hottlanta

    I saw that. Is anyone telling them 2 b productive while standing in line.

  • angelpat2812

    I agree, I rather cook at home. But what about Single Mothers and Fathers that hold down 2 or 3 jobs? They don't have time to cook everyday. And most single income families need a break from high priced grocery food. I came from a family of 6 sisters and brothers, with a single mother and no help at all from our father. My mother held down 2-3 jobs. We never missed a meal. And she never missed the opportunity to go to the polls and vote every year. Now we are all grown, my mother is 73yrs old and she still votes and she ate a popeyes chicken Sandwich! So what?!

  • Kimberly King

    I'm so damn sick of people and this godforsaken ass sandwich! I hope when an actual black person comes up with something sensational, y'all go support ! And stop asking for discounts because y'all pay full price to the whites and Asians.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • LoveChild

    ??

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You’re an idiot

  • GiGi

    People always rolling back what they said. Say what you mean and mean what you say

  • GiGi

    My thougjts exactly

  • GiGi

    Thoughts

  • Honeylove123

    She wasn’t wrong....

  • Chocolate

    And we get that, too. But when I get the occasional bargainer, I’m actually proud bc negotiating is a step to a wealthy mindset. They have the right to price haggle just like I have the right to respectfully and professionally defend and explain my pricing.
    But it disturbs me when I hear hatred of each other bc no one supports my efforts and shows me love and appreciation like black people.

  • Chocolate

    Serious question: do you have data/numbers on this?
    What makes you feel this way?
    Are you in close proximity to any progressive blacks at all?

  • Chocolate

    Guys- I’m starting to think the non-progressive blacks who can’t and won’t think critically have too much of a voice.

    I’m tired of being lumped in their non-sensical, non-factual statements.

    Why are people who have never left the country, or even their hood, for that matter, allowed to speak for us as a collective?

    And all they do is repeat the narrative fed to them from those who hate us, make all these ghetto, narrow-minded statements and dismal conclusions bc they never progressed out of the hood or hood mindset....

    Ugh. Full stop. Shut up.

  • DeNice82

    Deng it,, I use to think Jonelle was pretty,, let me go back and look at her.. smh.. Oh and I would fall out laughing every time my aunt said the word Bull Dalgger,, she pronounced it just like that??

  • Lady_Elle

    I applaud your mom! What a MATRIARCH... she earned it!
    She did what she had to do!
    How amazing is she! Proud of this woman! :-)

  • Lady_Elle

    Yasssssssssssss! I totally agree!

  • davine puddin

    Team Janelle since lenny's was on memorial drive and corndogoramma

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    ?

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    At times The best thing we can do as a community is actually not vote until our needs are met. I know and he narrative and media tells you to vote for the lesser of the evils of the best candidate, but that’s laughable. Just imagine if 70 percent of blacks didn’t vote this past big election , those politicians would be scrambling, begging , lobbying , and at the front foot of every Black family with grants and proposed actions for us first versus promises.

    Think about it , It’s 2019 and when you leave the voting booth there is no system , no digital receipt , or any protocol of proof showing that your vote actually counted the way you intended. With all the technology in the world , we still don’t have a receipt system for votes.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    80% of Black twitter wouldn’t know what to outraged about if it wasn’t for their timeline. People wake up to their social media feeds to fake care about topics for the day.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    It’s all viral marketing . These companies are using the Same technique that Supreme and sneaker companies have used for years. Basically they put out a limited supply at locations then they pay influencers to make non obvious/ realistic posts about it. Then they sell out of their short supply and Wallah, it goes viral.

    Notice you didn’t really see a Popeyes national commercial rollout for the chicken sandwiches, but I bet if you looked at the books of the company , then you would see payouts to influencers and celebs, and The shade room.

    You will see more and more of this from companies going forward instead of traditional national commercials. Supreme , Nike , Yeezy , and Kardashian’s have been doing it.

    Welcome to the new era.

  • Allihave2say

    Not a fan of Janelle or her coochie smell. She's a nasty narcissist with a serious fetish for the cat's meow.

  • WiseGui

    This should’ve been her response cuz she wasn’t lyin. https://media2.giphy.com/media/lWfZBHl9Gxryw/giphy.gif

  • Chocolate

    Right. Worried about and focused on the wrong thing.
    Even more, I’m just noticing this trend of lower expected rights of black consumers, even by blacks themselves. It’s disturbing.

  • currvalicious

    All this over a phuckin' greasy chicken sandwich???? Really?? Something (like she said)/we've made or have been our staple since forever. I'm not mad at her, idc. Who started this silly craze to begin with? Just don't single out blacks going crazy over this, I'm sure whites are as well. We know what the hell a chicken sandwich is.

  • onelove

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!__________________

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They said they ran out and won't have any more until sometime in September.
    Oh well.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Only because they (wypeople) limit the number of polling places and voting machines in black areas.

  • Jayde da Blade

    I dont eat fast food. ...now im a black woman i do not eat Popeyes..
    Stop feeding my community trash.

  • Mary

    I thought it was just me -- perhaps she could have chosen her words better but she makes a valid point. PLEASE vote and if it requires standing in line then STAND

  • Jayde da Blade

    Chile yo momma can have what ever she want...
    Come to Vegas. I got you at the Westgate Steak house... Or anywhere in that bitch. Thats one where im plugged and im a mommy with more than 1 job. My babies love me to..

  • hi-liter

    I don’t eat Popeyes chicken nor do I buy or listen too Janelle Monáe....so yeah ?????

  • B.Loveitt

    Some were registering folks to vote while they were waiting and handing out health info. It's what you make of a situation. Black folks gotta do shyt for themselves ain't nobody giving you nothing and stop damn whining about every damn thing my people and work for change!!! Eating chicken don't mean you ain't doing good for your good! Jesus Christ and the damn Devil stay busy!!!

  • Trentaye

    I don't blame Janelle. You have to meet these underclass unlettered savages where they loiter. Popeyes, street corners, Foot Lockers, section-8 offices etc...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    But she's not the only BLACK PERSON TO SAY THAT. FOH...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    PERIOD! Politicians gone start handing out coupons for free stuff as a way too bribe folk... And don't be surprise if it work. Hair the hood don't know WHY they voting for a candidate only cute because somebody says they should it's because they think the white man give cut off welfare!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Here here!!! EXACTLY!

  • MrsHBC

    Is that the best you can do...run to Popeyes or Chick Fil A & get yourself a chicken sandwich sweetie.

  • MrsHBC

    EVERYTHING you said!!!!

  • jujumanji

    This GIF will never get old.

  • jujumanji

    Where was the lie?