In this week’s Pulse Report, we’re going to quickly examine the connection between one of the Boston bombing attackers and Kobe Bryant, drool over Big Sean‘s juicy wifey showing all, well, kinda, raise our eyebrows over Tyga exposing the Young Money/Cash Money regime and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. Ain’t No Jigga Like The One I Got
How could two horrible events take place within a week’s time span. There’s no words that can describe how angry people, myself included, are over the Boston bombings. The worst part is whenever these situations happen, you ask yourself, “For what? What was gained?” Then you had Kobe Bryant go through his horrible incident too. As much as I hate Kobe Bryant, I have always respected his love for the game, and to see how hard he worked for the Lakers to make the post-season and then not to be able to take part in the luxury of the playoffs? That’s just cruel. Coincidentally though, both incidents had a very strange connection: Jay-Z. It seems that in each case, you saw a reference to the big homie Hova. Examine:
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev has tweeted since the Boston Marathon bombings on what friends of his tell CNN is his Twitter account. His tweets included one at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday that said, “I’m a stress free kind of guy.” On Monday at 8:04 p.m. — hours after the bombings — he tweeted a quote from rapper Jay-Z, “Ain’t no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people.” On Tuesday shortly after midnight he tweeted, “There are people that know the truth but stay silent & there are people that speak the truth but we don’t hear them cuz they’re the minority.” (WPTV)
But in the middle of the post … the Black Mamba recaptures his competitive edge and says he’s looking for the “silver lining” and wants to get back to work with the “same drive and same conviction.” Best of all … Kobe quotes the Jay-Z lyric — “If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey [sic] for the bear”. Ive always loved that quote. Thats ‘mamba mentality’ we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.” There’s a lot more in the post, including how much pain he’s in … and prepping for surgery. (TMZ)
Is Jay-Z that influential? It’s actually a bit scary, thinking his lyrics can be found in the mind of one of the best basketball players in the history of the NBA (sorry Carmelo, it hurts me too) and in the mind of a suspected bomber?