Ooooo… We knew it was going down!
A few weeks ago, right around the time of the Nupes’ Founders Day, a rapper named Boosie BadAzz went full perp mode by wearing a bright crimson sweater with the KAPsi Greek letters smack dabbed in the middle of it. He copped the sweater and rocked it out to an NBA game, for all to see.
And what happened?
The Kappas killed him on social media.
They got their candy-coated canes and went ham on IG, Twitter, and Facebook. That was when Boosie’s brother who is a duly initiated member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. spoke to him about the cultural lapse of judgment and while at first, he didn’t get it… He eventually was truly apologetic. He took to social media to address offending the fraternity brothers.
Boosie said, “I want to give a shot out to all the Kappas. If I offended yall in any kind of way, that is my bad.”
He paused and revealed that just like he was jacking their style, those brothers were doing something with something he has ownership to also.
“I ain’t gonna wear y’all clothes no more,” He promised. “But uhm… I just found out that y’all step to ‘Wipe Me Down.’ I pulled it up on YouTube and all y’all do is step to ‘Wipe Me Down.’ So, I’m not gonna wear the shirt, but guess what y’all gotta do for me.”
“Since y’all step to ‘Wipe Me Down,’ Y’all gotta teach me to do the dance. Y’all gotta teach me how to do the Kappa stuff. The Kappa dance… cause I’m gonna hit that sh*t on Boosie Bash.”
“Y’all got to teach me… What it’s called? The Shimmy!”
His brother, TQ, tried to teach him.
His brother first told him that he could not wear all of his jewelry while doing the signature move. Then he told him, “I will teach you how to Shimmy but you can’t throw our sign.” Boosie was in disbelief and sighed, “Bruhhhhhh….”
“That’s like repping a hood you ain’t from.” His brother said.
“So y’all a gang?” Boosie exclaimed.
Check out the full lesson below. First, it is established that depending on what region you from, you might do it differently. His brother gives him step by step instruction… and Boosie tries it.
Boosie puts his hands up and asks him if they simulate up a camera when they step. His brother tells him, that it is actually a mirror. Boosie replies like sooooo many other men in frats, “A mirror?”
“You got to give me the mirror.” The brother says. And Boosie, like a real brother (or maybe one day, Frat) said, “I got your mirror.”
They end the lesson, by planning a “Shimmy Off” between the most shimmiest-mirror-looking Kappas across the land. What’s the award… 6 Bands… 6K… $6,000. Do you know how many canes, roses, invisible mirrors and tight Italian suits you can get for your chapter with that?
Now… everywhere Boosie goes… them Nupes are popping out…
Instead of harping on the first incident— you know when he was caught out there wearing paraphernalia all out in public— everyone is trying to teach him how to properly wiggle his shoulders (which is new because back in the day, they just played with their canes, tossing them every which way).
It is funny to see attorney Ben Crump on the side of him just cracking up. That makes sense. Crump is a Que. He is there bubbling at the sight of all of this.
While this is a cool “kiki,” it is dope to see how this was turned into a positive and one chapter will receive a cash prize to do service in their community.
Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on Jan. 5, 1911 and is the 2nd oldest existing collegiate historically Black Greek Letter Fraternity and the 1st intercollegiate Fraternity incorporated as a national body. It remains the only Greek letter organization with its Alpha Chapter on Indiana University’s campus. The Fraternity has over 125,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in nearly every state of the United States, and international chapters in Nigeria, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, and Japan.
Local chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi participate in community outreach activities to feed the homeless, provide scholarships to young people matriculating to college, serve as mentors to young men, participate in blood drives and serve as hosts of seminars for public health awareness to name a few. Nationally, Kappa Alpha Psi has provided summer enrichment camps and provided funds for St. Jude Medical Research Center to assist in the fight against childhood catastrophic diseases by raising more than $1 Million.
Kappa Alpha Psi proudly boasts of members who epitomize the very essence of Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor. Some of these members include Ralph Abernathy, Wilt Chamberlin, Montell Jordan, Benjamin Jealous, Cedric the Entertainer, Arthur Ashe, Johnnie Cochran, Smokie Norful, John Singleton, Tom Bradley, Bob Johnson, John Conyers, Bill Russell, Tavis Smiley, Marvin Sapp, and Colin Kaepernick to name a few.