Rappers are known for being tough, having rough childhoods, cursing, shooting guns, and just being all around bad guys. So, can you imagine a rapper sitting in front of his computer with his Nightwing t-shirt on crying like a baby over hurting someone’s feelings? Yea…well, meet MC Chris.
How’d he end up crying like a baby in front of all of YouTube? DigitalTrends.com recounts the events of last nights Powerglove concert.
The fan, Mike Taylor, was at a venue in Philadelphia to see rapper MC Chris and metal band Powerglove. Support was provided by rapper Richie Branson.
Now imagine this. You’re not enjoying Branson’s performance so you pull out your smartphone and tweet, ““Dear nerd rapper opening for Powerglove/mc chris. You’re not good enough to pander to me. Better luck next time.”
You decide you don’t want to listen anymore so go to get a drink in the lobby. A couple of minutes later, you hear the crowd going nuts in the auditorium. Curious as to what’s going on, you return. MC Chris is on stage and he doesn’t look too happy. Then comes the surprising bit – he calls out your name. Your name. Confused, you raise your hand. MC Chris sees you and yells, “Security is going to take you the fuck out now! That’s what you get for talking shit on Twitter!” Dazed and confused, you get escorted to the exit and told not to return. Yes, that’s exactly what happened to Mike Taylor.
Then, MC Chris started getting a lot of flack for his decision that forced him to take to the comfort of a corner in his home in front of his video camera to apologize.
He starts by explaining why he kicks people out: “You know, I don’t have security. I don’t have a label. I don’t have a manager. I don’t have any of that stuff,” he says.
Then he explains why he can’t allow choas during his shows, “I know that sounds really lame because a lot of bands have people who run around all over stage and jump off stage and all kinds of crazy shit’s goin on and I’m just not as good as them. I’m just gonna fuck up if somebody runs up on stage while my eyes are closed and punches me in the dick. I’m just gonna fuck up. That’s just how it works.”
And, “Because security doesn’t give a fuck about me. Nobody really does,” he takes matter into his own hands to show his fans they should stick up for themselves.
Pretty powerful message, so far. Then as the words, “it’s just something really wrong about it. I wanna fix it,” tumble out of his mouth, so begin the waterworks.
Silence. Deep breaths. “I wanna be a good person,” he squeeks out before the tears stream out of his eyes.
Lower lip bite. Deep breaths. “And, I try to be, but sometimes I fuck up,” he admits.
Then, come the sniffles and a really odd high-pitch squeal of a voice that shouldn’t come out of any man.
Alas, he whispers, “I’m sorry.”
It’s all very dramatic, and kind of endearing in a pathetic man-crying-into-a-webcam kind of way.
Hold. The. Phone.
4:03 Did he just say, “I’m an ex-Catholic and I want to atone.”???
Oh, wow. This is worse (or better, depending on how you look at it) than we thought.
“I know you guys are just gonna call be a faggot, a bitch and a douchebag and you’re going to get together to make fun of me for cryin’ but I’m just a human being,” he predicts.
Well, yes, MC Chris. It is very tempting to make fun of you for your tearful apology. It is actually pretty hilarious.
But, you are none of those nasty words. We’d never call you a faggot, especially (maybe a douchebag, if I’m being honest).You are a legit rapper, for crying out loud. One on a stage with a mic in your hand. You’re an “ex-Catholic” with actual haters. No one can be big without actual haters. You also have the coveted, lucrative verified account on Twitter. That says something. That makes you somebody. So, hold your head up high and keep standing up for what’s right. Yo.