Inaugural Photo Flip: Kanye West & Aretha Franklin

Welcome to Super Happy Fun Time Foto… Moto!

Photo #1: Kanye The Mulletor (pron: Skeletor)

Nigga, please!

Nigga, please!

This nigga Western Kenya had the audacity to wear a mullet to Obama Day. That shit is like, the official haircut of the Klan, and he sports it to the proudest day in Black American history. Nice work, asshole.

Well, maybe not the single proudest day. That’d be a pretty tough call. We’ve had some other shit. MLK has certainly thrown down a couple of top 10 bangers. Ummm, the Season 3 finale of Good Times… Er, ummmm… That time Kanye invented the cotton gin. Yeah. We’ve had a few, but this Obama shit is pretty high up there too.

Actually, I’ll fall back a bit on my hair attacks. Everyone’s calling it a mullet. I think my West Coast brethren called it a “shag” back in the day. [Last seen worn by Eazy-E with extra TCB/Soul Glo in a Bone Thugs video.] Kanye calls it the body part that’s got more inspiration than Stevie Wonder’s got in his entire body. Why nitpick?

I say, leave the nigga alone. It’s the bestest hairstyle ever, AND he invented it! Like he did blogging.

[Blogger's Note: Standin' on the corner straight slangin' rocks. Awwwww, shit! Here come the motherfuckin' cops... Sing it with me now!]

Besides, we also know he’s gonna cry about the lack of praise he’s getting for lookin like Tito Jackson at Motown 25, so let’s not give him too hard a time.

We’ll put a pin in the excessive hate until tomorrow when we talk about Yeezy’s new, ummm, cinematic aspiration.

Photo #2: Aretha Franklin’s Church Crown

Still waiting for the collection plate to fill, congregation!

Still waiting for the collection plate to fill, congregation!

My homeboy El Diablo put me into tears when our eyes finally focused properly on the cornucopia of everything that’s wrong with black church culture sitting atop The Queen of Soul’s sweaty brow.

Ron Mexico: *looking at Aretha’s hat* *coughing up water* Oh, shit!

El Diablo: My nigga. That shit got two compartments. One for Popeye’s AND one for Golden Krust.

RM: *shaking head* That’s fucked up.

ED: Feel free to put that in your little blog or whatever if you want.

RM: I refuse. *typing his words verbatim into notepad* I refused to live-tweet the inauguration for a REASON. You’re a seriously fucked up nigga.

ED: Mmm. Hmmm. Weren’t you making fun of Stevie Wonder’s last few surviving braids on twitter the other day?

RM: *pauses* I can see homegirl bustin a Golden Krust spicy beef patty out from behind the bow, though…

For realsies. That hat is ri-cock-ulous. Lincoln had to stand the fuck up to see Obama from behind that shit.

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  • Matt Herbz

    Well, at least she didn’t try to recite “Nessun Dorma” again…give her some credit.

    –Matt Herbz–

  • Lowedwn

    Yes Mexxico that is the long since buried West Coast “shag” and DJ Quik and Eric Lasalle is looking at this nigga like “damn, you could’ve at least sprayed some Hawaiian Silky on that shit”

    They even had Eazy with that shit in the Crossroads video…just wrong. And now I gotta go get a damn patty and cocoa bread for lunch.

    …so I dash, ducks and I hide behind the tree, making sure the popo don’t see me…

    • anutha_level

      nigga…Eric Lasalle???

      that’s TOOOO funny, lol!

      “just let your sooooul glooooooow!”

  • amar

    sway was interviewing kanye and usher and kanye did this pause to check his pocket square. Made this super fucked up face too. Then i see his blog and there’s a whole post about pocket squares.

    also, larry king interviewed aretha franklin “haha where’d u get your hat hahahha” “” “hahahaha…haha…it’s adorable..and…hahaha…different” lol pwned

    as for kanye’s hair, it came off to me as more of a mohawk. Which is not so much the klan…more so the more unofficial unaffiliated negro burners

  • jackpot

    I’m not mad at the Queen. Now Kanye, that’s a different story.

  • dameSTATUS

    Yall wilding, disrepecting legends up in here.

    They are called:

    a) A SHAG
    b) A church Hat.

    Move on, nothing to see here but haters! Hi!

    • Ron Mexico

      did he just call us “haters?”


      • amar

        hahaha dave chappelle skit where he’s the black white supremacist!

  • Pierzy

    If they ever made a ‘hood version of The Wedding Singer, Kanye should play the lead!

  • Arcey

    @ dameSTATUS: the only legend is Aretha Franklin! Kanye been in the industry only 5-6 years as a RECORDING artist, nowhere near Mrs. Franklin 40+ years.

    Mr. Mexico, Kanye’s mullet/shag may have been a bad choice but c’mon the president’s black so no more “you can’t do this or that cuz whites are doing it” we all human, right? as long as he’s not co-signing slavery & blood diamonds as being cool things, let the dude live. I still agree with you ‘tho but not enough to blog about it

    one thing with Kanye, sometimes I feel like he says & acts all kind of funny way just so he can write about it on his next album, like on “The Glory” when he talked about his John Travolta suit because what else he’s going to talk about? The College Dropout days are over & dead

  • anutha_level

    classic quote to end that joint…i LOVE for my ho’z to wear them shitz. some ol hookaz on the ‘point type shit.

  • $ykotic

    After 20 minutes of LMFAO, get me get in.

    For real. I do my share for the community. I feed people(mentally and physically). But come on, look at those pictures again.


    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought we were changing AWAY from that.

    Mex you are F’ing hilarious. I didn’t think anyone caught these BBPOTY(Best Bourgeoise Poses of The Year)!

    Give the drummer some!

    • $ykotic

      4 all u spell chekkaz:

      “LMFAO, LET met get in…”

      The medicinal is kicking in.


  • DV8

    that cut Kanye had was very Full Force/Ready for the World-ish…..dont know what hes trippin on

  • Brahsef

    Soulllllll Gloooooooooooowwww

    *pops in Coming to America*

  • What the ?

    Damn this Kanye character is having a major identity crisis, the whole ghay fashion world is really getting to him.

  • tony grand$

    Now, we are supposed to xpect some whirlwind takeover from 50 cent, & THIS is the target of his latest marketing massacre.

    Guys dressin like Lionel Richie circa “Dancin’ on the ceilin’” & spazzin around on stage like he dislocated his pelvic bone.

    There’s only one force known to man that can take a seemingly normal nigga, & transform him beyond the limits of weirdness………

    Erykah Badu coochie!

    He hit that shit some were in “Pareee”, & hasn’t been the same since.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Jheri Curl >>>>> Mullet

  • giantstepp

    I am all for artist “growing” and not being carbon copies of eachother. But when is weird just weird? I respect 3 stacks lyrical ability and all, but I cant get past the weirdness. Same thing is starting to happen with Kanye…dude just getting weird now.

  • Dub Sac

    That Kanye picture really took me a second, cause that had to have come from back in the day, right? Right? Awww, shit.

  • Jamal7Mile

    What’s up Ron? I think you just pissed off Kanye, sort of. Don’t worry, you’ll hear about it sometime today.

    I quote him:
    “Look how fresh my suit is”
    “Just let me be great!”

  • Ayre

    Kanye, Randy Watson would be proud!

  • Penelope Rodriguez

    Kanye is in his own world smh

    When I saw Aretha’s silly hat I had to make a negative comment. My sister said that it was Aretha’s style, “and besides, she’s a legend.”

    So? That doesn’t mean she looks foolish with that hat on

    • Jamal7Mile

      Your sister is right though… that’s just Aretha being Aretha. I’m from Dee-Town and a Sunday hat is a serious thing for the Sistas up here. I see em every Sunday.

      Actually, that hat is getting rave reviews in the fashion and internet go-arounds.

  • c b w

    Kanye rocked the nappiest poofy tail I’ve done ever seen. And don’t be surprised if (sung to the melody of Respect) C-H-U-R-C-H-S starts having decorative buckets because of ReRe’s big bowtie gizzard eatin’ ass.

    • Jamal7Mile


      Good one, cbw, but I copy/paste my above reply to Penelope.

      Them hats ain’t nothing new, ask the South and B-More.

      • Jamal7Mile

        … but that Mullet??? WHOOOOAA!! Can’t defend that one!

        Remember that video when Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown was singing “Mr. Telephone Man”?…

        THAT’S where he got that shit from!!

        His situation’s blowin’ his mind
        (bloowiing hiiis miiind)
        Couldn’t keep his ex-baby in liiine!

        • Lowedwn


  • sb

    ron that shit was funny… kanye hair style reminds me of cameo’s larry blackmon before the “word up” days…..

  • daz_oc

    anyone know the rapper tum tum??? that sucker has that hairstyle too….fuckin hilarious



  • EmCDL


    Gotdamn Kanye with the Slo Glow goin on! I cannot believe this fool went up there looking like that! He honestly truly thinks he can do anything and everything nowadays…guess thats what happens when you making that paper…

    Aretha on the other hand…I can’t call that Mex. I mean when I saw the pic I ain’t gonna lie that shit was funny as all hell (LMAO) but she ‘ol school with it and has every sense to be that way. Kanye on the other hand need to stop it…right now lol

    You hillarious dawg! LMAO!!!

  • Philip Brooks‘s done it once again. Superb writing.