Gabourey Sidibe slams ‘2005 rapper’ Twista over fatphobic meme

‘Totally not my views or thought process! Everyone is beautiful in my eyes!’ rapper says after meme posted from his account

Rachel Brodsky
Los Angeles
Wednesday 09 December 2020 22:17 GMT
Gabourey Sidibe scolds Twista for online bullying
Gabourey Sidibe scolds Twista for online bullying (Getty Images)

Gabourey Sidibe had some strong words for Twista after the rapper posted an insensitive, body-shaming meme on Instagram.

Using a side-by-side image of Sidibe and model Bernice Burgos, Twista asked followers to choose "Option A" (Sidibe) or "Option B" (Burgos), with the former being framed as financially successful and the latter as having "no job" and "no car".

The meme then indicated that the choice would be clear, based solely on the two women's bodies: “Who y’all choosing? Don’t lie.”

The Antebellum star commented on Twista's post, writing, "Wow. I um…. gee. @twistagmg I only like you as a rapper I forgot about in 2005. But good luck with option B!"

The rapper deleted the post and issued an apology, telling The Shade Room that posting the meme was an "honest mistake".

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"I was traveling most of the day when I saw the mistake. I immediately had it taken down. I don't know her directly but my sincere apologies to her."

He also posted again on Wednesday (9 December), tagging Sidibe, with another apology, and claiming that "that mistake was made by an employee".

"My true fans know my character!," he wrote. "I operate my page but I also have other people with my company do so as well, that mistake was made by an employee! Totally not my views or thought process! Everyone is beautiful in my eyes!"

"@gabby3shabby has always been a beautiful black woman to me!," Twista continued. "As soon as I saw the post I was upset and immediately corrected it! So I apologize for letting something like this happen!"

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