More gems from Atlanta on this week's episode. So Paper Boi is playing in a celebrity basketball game (because he's a rapper now and that's part of what they do...). He's immediately flabbergasted by "Justin Beiber" as soon as he walks in (by the way, they have a skinny Black dude playing him on this show) because of how outlandish and immature he is, yet he still seems to grab everyone's attention. He actually exudes the same corny faux "bad boy" look and act that the real Beibs does! Genius!
Even the reporter, who Paper Boi is trying to flirt with doesn't think twice about curving him as soon as this Justin Beiber dude walks in. She only knows Paper Boi (like most people it seems) because of the fact that he shot someone and is only interested in hearing that narrative from him. She probably hasn't even heard his music before. Yeah, this part hit home because there is always that one friend you have that only cares about a rapper if they have "street cred" and really don't even fuck with their music like that. And then it makes it a million times worst that she is a Wonder bread white girl and most likely is only interested in further perpetuating a stereotype of black male musicians. Le sigh.
Right before the basketball game starts, we get a cameo from Lloyd (who is definitely on his comeback game, if any of you haven't heard his new single "True", go check it out) and he confirms to Paper Boi that Beibs pretty much gets to act however he wants and he gets to be regarded as "a work in progress". Hmph, sound familiar?
During the game, Paper Boi gets super heated at this Justin Beiber guy because honestly, he's whoopin his ass at ball and it's embarrassing. He couldn't get shown up by a scrawny cornball like him. So what did he do? You guessed it. He started a little old school push and shove (that eventually turned into a fight) on the court.
The irony in this entire situation is when Justin uses this opportunity to hold a press conference after the game and he talks about how bad violence is. This little speech turns Paper Boi into an even more "gangsta" rapper figure (which he's not exactly excited about) and makes Beiber (the loud, obnoxious, rude celeb) look like Mother Theresa. He then breaks out into song and dance. PR move alert! Yes, this is the world we live in.
Beiber - 1, Paper Boi - 0. Terrible. But everyone knows a good publicist and some catchy music can mask the truth any day! (I'm dripping with sarcasm...). I did find myself dancing to this song though...
What did you guys think of this episode?