Friday, October 15, 2021

Nelly Can't Read?


Over the past year St. Lunatics founding member Ali has been dragging Nelly for effectively forcing him out of their rap collective and stealing his publishing [click here if you missed that]. 

This week after Nelly struggled with the teleprompter at the CMT Awards Ali said, "I told ya so..." 

Nelly had a VERY difficult time reading off the teleprompter at the CMT Awards the other night, and apparently just days prior Ali claimed Nelly was illiterate branding him 'R. Nelly.' 




31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Highly ironic that FLOYD MAYWEATHER out of all people is joking about this!!

ms mac said...

How embarrassing. I wonder why'd he even set himself up for failure like that? But truth is a lot of rappers and entertainers can barely read or write beyond a second grade level either. They're too busy trying to look cute and floss for the Gram.

Anonymous said...

12:16 Floyd didn't say anything about him. Someone @ Floyd.

R in NYC said...

Wow. All that money he made and none of it spent to improve his literacy.

Gg57 said...

So in other words Ali you let a muthafckah who cant even read outsmart you???

Eh... Weird flex my guy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's nearsighted and needs glasses. He should see an optometrist, sight declines with age and he's no spring chicken.

Anonymous said...

This proves most of these celebrities suck off people on their way to the top. How can you not do some of the most basic shit, like read?! Beyond embarrassing.

Felicia said...

Gg57不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不

These males nowadays are so suspect!!!

Lynny said...

I just side eye him now because of the rape allegations he has had in the past and no I don't believe he deserves any awards.

As far as this ...I'm not surprised about anything anymore...丹‍♀️仄‍♀️

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised. He's a slave coon nigga who only rapped and showed off his muscles. Nothing but looks and no brains.

Anonymous said...

College graduates like Luda are outliers in the rap industry. They either dropped out of school early (like Nas) or are barely literate IRL. The good thing (sort of) is there are quite a few with a strong head for business away from the stage or studio.

These days, I wonder if will Smith would've been happier if he'd gone on to MIT.

Anonymous said...

I am trying to find the humor in another person's humiliation? I can't. This isn't funny if he was failed by his family and school system and is probably too embarrassed to seek help as an adult. Atleast, he became the success story many others dream about. Never laugh at another's humiliation or your turn will come and be far worse for your spirit.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking his eyesight is very poor is why he could not read the teleprompter. Nelly is middle aged about to be an AARP member in 4 years.

Kateue said...

Agree with every word anonymous said, what's funny about not being able to read. A lot of Black boys have been pushed through without the basics of reading. Smh!

Anonymous said...

There's no excuse--he has had a lot of money to hire a tutor to teach him how to read after all these years. He should have done that instead of focusing on raping women. Let's stop promoting mediocrity.

Just some gut said...

I'm sorry but he's a millionaire. Floyd's a millionaire. Nobody gives a shit that they can t read. They can hire ppl to read for them. Seem to be doin great without it. So basically yall "reading" too much into. I do recommend ppl learn how to read tho but those two are doin just fine without it. Being illiterate won't stop their cards from swiping lol

Unknown said...

An education is invaluable. After everything we fought for, as a culture, to be able to read, write, and articulate ourselves ("you ever wanna hide something from a nigga, put it in a book"), there is no excuse for any millionaire black man, or woman, to be illiterate. It's an embarrassment to our ancestors especially when an education is damn near free, and books are available to the public courtesy of your local library. No excuse smdh.

Slightly off topic: I noticed that a lot of generation z can't read and aren't interested in higher learning. My sister who is 15, mispronounced "moderation", smdh and I have never felt more embarrassed - like it was happening to me instead of her. I blame my dad (parents!) for not forcing their kids to read more, or read challenging material that elevates their vocabulary and critical, analytical, thinking skills. Public schools nowadays are only focusing on the bare minimum because parents treat these institutions like glorified babysitters instead of educators. Smdh.

Unknown said...

Also:

Laurence Jones (a black man) learned about the 80% illiteracy rate of Rankin County, Mississippi in 1909 he opened Piney Woods School with just $1.65 and an abandoned sheep shed. Then in 1918, he survived a near-lynching and persuaded the mob into collecting money to support his school

Anonymous said...

Nelly wears glasses.

Anonymous said...

So because he has money he can pay someone to "read" for him, but what happens if tomorrow his balance is zero? And what about all the heartless dummies out there who prey on people's weaknesses?

Anonymous said...

Why was the video scrubbed off the internet?

Lynny said...

@7:45 excellent observation on schools and how parents in USA view schools.

AGREED 10:52 & 4:49

@5:12 Your a whole moron.. It doesn't matter if he has "money" and can have someone "read for him". You need to read your damn self. Some of the shit yall put on here is so incredibly IGNORANT AND STUPID!

Just some gut said...

@ 10:52 and what if that doesn't happen. Like I said THEY are straight bein illiterate. I don't recommend this for everybody. But those two met life goals and beyond. So I really doesn't matter that they can't read. Illiterate millionaire > literate bum

Just some gut said...

How am I stupid or ignorant for pointing out two men overcame being illiterate and are HIGHLY RESPECTED AND SUCCESSFUL in their field.

Anonymous said...

IDC what nobody says one does not have to be a scholar but you should know the basics. To have as much money and resources these people have access to but dont pay someone to privately teach them to spell and do simple math is a tragedy. Can you imagine an accountants luck when he discovers his client got mad money but cant count. OMG

Unknown said...

@12:13

Which is why black celebrities are quick to go broke smdh. Illiterate idiots who "overcame" poverty and makes millions smh.

Anonymous said...

Even Harriet Tubman learned out to read when it was ILLEGAL--she knew the power of literacy, and acquiring knowledge. A wealthy illiterate man is mentally impoverished--he's mentally limited and could be easily fooled and outsmarted by others. It doesn't matter if you're a drug dealer. I cannot believe that in 2021 people have to be convinced that reading is fundamental. Just because you can't read, or do not like to read doesn't mean that it's not important.

Anonymous said...

Nelly wears eyeglasses....bad vision...

Anonymous said...

He might not be able to use his lips to read but according to how they are perched in this pic his lips are useful

Steelcitychick said...

No shade to Nelly! I know two individuals that graduated from High School with 3.5 GPA's and couldn't read Green Eggs and Ham!!

The American Education system has failed Black and Brown people time and time again. But what's really saddening, is that the parents {(Mother), is either too busy trying to make ends meet, with multiple children with not help from the father(s), or she's too strung out to do anything for them...Sad sitution .

Anonymous said...

@5:12PM What do you mean "Nobody gives a sh*t they can't read"? THEY should give a sh*t about whether or not they can read. You must not know the history of what has happened to black people in the industry. You stated that they could simply hire people to read for them with the money they have. Well, that has been done in the past. Have a discussion with many of the black people who were unable to read themselves but had their hired managers read their contracts for them. Let them explain how well that strategy worked for them. As a result, many of those individuals currently have zero dollars in the bank. On the bright side, I guess being illiterate is no longer an issue once you have no money left to manage. Problem solved.

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