Colin Kaepernick Really Helped Nike by Getting That Betsy Ross Sneaker Pulled.
Nike’s market value went way up after Colin Kaepernick stepped in and had the Betsy Ross Air Max 1 USA pulled form shelves. In fact, not only has the company seen a 2% stock increase, but it has also gained close to $3 billion in market value since cutting the sneakers.
“Kaepernick noted the early American flag with a circle of 13 stars was offensive due to its alleged association with extremist organizations, according to the Wall Street Journal,” Forbes explains. “The flag was originally designed by Betsy Ross during the American Revolution and was in use from 1777 to 1795 to represent the 13 original slave owning colonies.”
The Lion King Remake Should Be a Hit at the Box Office, Despite Trash Reviews.
Reviews for the 2019 Lion King remake haven’t been so hot, but despite its 59% score on Rotten Tomatoes (Indiewire called it “a well-rendered but creatively bankrupt self-portrait of a movie studio eating its own tail), all signs point toward the film still making a splash in theaters this weekend.
“The Lion King is already outpacing Aladdin in ticket sales in the US, as well as 2017’s Beauty and the Beast,” says Business Insider. Last month, Fandango also shared that the film had the biggest first-day presales of any traditional Disney flick, not counting Star Wars or Marvel films.
Jermaine Dupri Just Announced a Women’s So So Def Cypher.
Jermaine Dupri has received a lot of backlash from artists like Cardi B and Ari Lennox after a recent appearance on People TV. ICYMI, he stated during his appearance that today’s women rappers rap “about the same thing” and even referred to them as “strippers rapping.”
“After all the calls, DMs, angry tweets and other messages saying ‘I am a major gatekeeper in the hip hop world, why don’t I invest in a female who is out here hustling and making a name for herself?’ I decided to create the #SoSoDefFemalecypher, details coming soon,” Jermaine Dupri recently tweeted.
But some are skeptical of Dupri’s intentions.
“Women in hip hop don’t need representation/approval from men (ya cypher sounds more reactive than proactive),” rapper 6lack tweeted response. “If u don’t have a fav artist that hits on the subjects u wanna hear, u could solve that wit a quick search & some support. plus, IF they do wanna talk about sex, they can.”
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